Fall is an unusual time of year, the weather is usually still warm but the nights are drawing in and leaves are falling from the trees. It can be beautiful and yet, for many, the lingering threat of winter is enough to make it a miserable time.
Fortunately, there are several things you can do to make this time off year more bearable and stave off the return of SAD. Let’s take a look.
Change Your Lighting
In the summer you’ve probably barely turned a light on. But, as fall closes in you’ll be more aware of the harshness of artificial lights. You can help to reduce this by taking a look at some of the designer lighting on offer.
Fall is a great opportunity to replace your lights; Make sure all individual and stand-alone lamps can be dimmed and choose warm lightbulbs instead of plain white ones. You’ll find this instantly makes your space more inviting and cosier.
Change the Wall Art
Another great idea is to embrace the season. Take down the summery images that adorn your walls and replace them with beautiful autumnal scenes. This will help you to appreciate the beauty of the season, making it more appealing. It will also soften each room, helping to make it feel cosier.
Repaint The Walls
If you have good walls then you can repaint them effortlessly each season. As you enter fall it’s a good idea to change the colour of your walls. Ideally, choose an autumnal colour, such as terracotta or a deep beige. You can even go with orange feature walls. They will help the room to feel warmer. That’s important as the weather gets colder and colder.
Change The Curtains
If you’re changing the colour of the walls you’ll almost certainly want to change the colour of the curtains or blinds to match. Fall is a great time to add heavy curtains to your windows and doors. It helps to keep the warmth in and, because you can no longer see the changing weather, you’ll instantly feel snug and protected.
Add Some Rustic Feel
The easiest way to add a rustic feel to any space is by using a few plants. You can simply add fake flowers or use the sticks and other items you find outside to make a fall sculpture. Place it in your room and you’ll feel more appreciative of what the fall has to offer.
Blankets & Throws
You probably have a good heating system which will keep your house warm. However, if you want to feel cosy you’ll need more than warm blankets. There is nothing quite like snuggling under a blanket or throw with your significant other. You won’t just be warm and cosy, you’ll actually wish the fall never ends!
Don’t forget, whatever you decide to do to your bedroom to make it feel cosy, you should still adhere to the designs that you like. This is your home and your space, keep it that way.