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5 Ways to A Cosy Home this Autumn

February 17, 2022 By Southpoint Tuggeranong

Autumn is on the way bringing it's little chilly touch, time to bring some layers back to make the house feel warm and cozy. Fortunately, it doesn't take much to make your space inviting and comfortable. Mini moves as simple as stashing slippers by the front door or switching to soft lighting can turn your home into a Autumn- ready retreat. Here are five tiny ways to cozy up your home.

Update your Bedding
Time to trade your crisp sateen sheets for ones that will hold the warmth in, like flannel or jersey. While you're at it, fold a quilt or throw blanket over the foot of your bed to have handy for the colder nights. Image: Target

Swap in some snuggly Throws and Pillows
Finally, an excuse to splurge on one of those big furry pillows! Add one or two textured throw pillows to your couch (or just change the covers on your existing pillows) to make your space look and feel cozier. Some other options could be a wooly cable knit, or a rich velvet. Don't forget the faux fur throw, too! Image: Adairs

Add Warmth Underfoot
Sisal and flat-weave rugs are great when it's warm outside, but for Autumn, you want a little pile. If you don't have the budget to get a giant area rug, consider layering smaller rugs in strategic spots, like next to the bed, under the coffee table, or in front of your favorite reading chair. Image: Kmart

Consider Soft Lighting
When the nights get darker earlier, it's tempting to go to bed around 7 p.m. Resist, but without the harsh overhead lighting, by fitting table lamps with warm-toned LED lights for a cozy candle-lit glow that will still keep you awake. image: Adairs

Warm up your window treatments
If you normally have sheer linen curtains, consider trading them out for velvet drapes, or any heavy curtain that boasts a thermal lining. Besides making a space look warm and cozy, they'll actually insulate the room by blocking cold air from leaking through old windows at night. image: Harris Scarfe