Tourists at the beach may refer to autumn as the “off season,” but coast-loving purists know that fall on the seashore has a charm all its own. Use these guidelines to transform your home into a cozy beach lodge perfect for creating fall memories.
Stay Warm by adding layers – Layers aren’t just for clothing this season. Layer your rooms with blankets and pillows to keep the chill out. “You can also infuse a touch of seasonal decor in your space with harvest patterns and fabrics.
Plaid Pretty – House Beautiful predicts plaid as the pattern of choice this season. You can add rustic plaid pieces to your space in the form of bedding, slipcovers or towels. And when the temperature dips, few accessories can match the coziness of a plaid lamb’s-wool throw.
Comfy Corners – Holiday dinners, family gatherings and long evenings indoors symbolize the return of autumn, so comfortable seating is imperative during this time of year. Add a daybed or sofa to a quiet area for reading a good book or snoozing on a lazy fall afternoon.
Lighten Up – Summer days full of daily sunshine may be over, but fall prompts us to explore and enhance the great indoors. Consider adding more lamps to each room to create a warm, inviting atmosphere for chats, games and meals.
Looking for more inspiration as you go about designing a home this fall? If so, utilize Cottage & Bungalow’s “Shop by Room” tool to celebrate the season one space at a time, until your whole home boasts autumn beauty from top to bottom.