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How to Make your Home Cozy

by Debbie Correale

I love fall; it is my favorite season! As the weather cools and the evening light wanes, I think of flickering fireplaces, warm drinks, a cozy throw. My favorite throw, which Oliver fights me over (and usually wins), is a white one I purchased from Marshalls that I love. In the spirit of the season, enjoy these ideas to add a cozy feel to your home!

Add warmth!

  • A lovely throw rug instantly creates an inviting conversation area and ties a room together. Click here for tips on purchasing the right rug for your space.
  • Bring in nature to instantly add life to a space and ground the room. You can easily do this by adding houseplants, a beautiful vase of seasonal flowers, or a bowl of seasonal fruits or vegetables.
  • Change out your lighter summer pillows and throws with heavier cold-weather ones. Play with adding layers and texture in your favorite fall colors!

Add a fresh paint color!

A fresh coat of paint and color choice can change the whole look and feel of a room. Choosing a warm paint color with a hint of yellow, red, orange, or brown can give you instant warmth. Have you ever walked into a room and felt cold? It was most likely in the cool color family (having a hint of green, purple, blue, or gray). 

Add a fire!

Maybe you have an older home with a wood-burning fireplace that you no longer use; consider adding a fireplace candle holder. Warm up the look of your fireplace by using real or battery-powered candles. Or you can convert your wood-burning fireplace into a gas-burning one; click here to learn more.

Next, add your favorite warm drink. I love dark hot chocolate! What is your favorite warm fall drink when you kick back and relax? Enjoy the cozy feeling this fall!

If you need help pulling your home together or picking a new color palette, call 610-955-8202 or email for a consultation.

By Debbie Correale, Redesign Right, LLC. Stay connected on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Houzz, LinkedIn. Feature photo licensed from Shutterstock.

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