It may be 92 degrees with a humidity of 84% outside here in Austin, and yet I still ambitiously wore my fall boots to work today only to regret that decision by lunch time. For now I’m getting into the fall spirit from inside my air conditioned home. I recently hung a large photo print of a snow capped mountain enveloped in fog and lit a few seasonal candles, and I can already feel the difference. Keep reading for more tips to make your home feel cozier this season, and let me know in the comments what changes you’ve started making around your home to ring in the new season.

Faux fall views – If you don’t see red and orange foliage when you look out your window, then fake it by hanging artwork with autumnal landscapes and colors. If you’ve taken any photos on your travels to cooler climates, print and frame one to remind you of what it felt like to be cold.

Candlesticks – I’ve gone through my fair share of pumpkin, cinnamon and spiced rum candles, but there is something that feels a little bit fancy about lighting actual candlesticks. And the black candlesticks are especially appropriate for this time of year.

Blanket ladder – Ladders are one of those pieces that you can move around your home and find all sorts of uses for. You can hang scarves or jewelry from them in your bedroom or closet, use them as a towel rack in the bathroom, or in the cooler months you can lean one against the living room wall to hang warm blankets and quilts on. This is one of those items you can find fairly easily at an antique mall or if you get lucky at a yard sale.

Warm textures – Right now it’s too warm to even think about wearing velvet, but you can at least start incorporating some cozy textures like faux fur, velvet and wool throws and pillows into your home.

Ambient light – Is there anything cozier than curling up with a book on a cloudy day? I think the ambient light of a reading lamp and muted daylight definitely add to the atmosphere, and you can do the same by using table lamps instead of overhead lights.

*Sources: inspiration image from T magazine, candle stick holders ecru, fox painting High Street Market, landscape print Kai Samuels Davis, velvet throw pillows Cushionsnmore, ladder Lostine, brass lamp Schoolhouse Electric

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    Steph (Nourish ME) (@stephhartley4) | October 14, 2016 at 6:22 am

    I’ve started to get my more Autumn scented candles out too. I love to make things a little more musky at this time of year, and move away from sweet, fruity fragrances. My throws are going to be coming out of the airing cupboard soon as well!

    Steph –

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    Caitlin - Wanderer and Wolf | October 14, 2016 at 10:29 am

    I just recently pulled out my autumn scented candles – I put one on my desk at work and it make such a difference! I love everything about Autumn and love customizing my home for the season! There’s something so cozy about the season – your home absolutely should reflect that!

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    Blush & Pearls | October 15, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    Love those velvet pillows – I’m looking for some new pillows for fall and have gotten my throw blankets out for the fall.

    Angela / Blush & Pearls

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    Leather Bag | October 17, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Thanks for sharing…

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    Marieanne Chauvin | October 18, 2016 at 7:50 am

    Either the couch is to low or the picture is to high

    • diana | September 29, 2017 at 11:40 am

      I agree, painting is too high for me. I realize the sofa is mid century and I am sure the ceiling height is very tall, but just doesn’t work placing painting this high.

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    Loop the Loop | November 10, 2016 at 8:37 am

    Some really beautiful and well selected ideas x

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