It's getting chillier outside, which means it's time to warm up your interior and prep it for days and nights spent cuddled up indoors.
Fall is here which means great things are in store for your decor. The good news: You don't need to splurge on that new velvet couch you've had your eye on (though we won't blame you if you do) to create a cozy oasis. Sometimes all you need is a textured throw pillow adorned with tassels or a new set of marble candle holders to warm up your space.
Below, 12 items that will lend a cozy touch to your quarters on afternoons spent reading by the fire with a hot bevvy and evenings indulging in wine and cheese with friends.
1. A rug
This gorgeous wool rug has a stylish jacquard-weave pattern and would look great teamed with warm neutrals like royal blue or forest green throw cushions. Place it by your bed for a hit of warmth under your feet on chilly mornings.
Jacquard-Weave Wool Rug, $60, hm.com.
2. Textured toss cushions
Switch up your throw cushions for fall by swapping our your light floral linen-shams for textured options in warm hues. Texture is the easiest way to bring cozy vibes into your home, so try picking colourful fabrics in materials like velvet, with embellishments like tassels or pom poms.
Pop colour tassels pillow cover, $40, indigo.ca.
3. Modern teapot
Nothing says fall more than a cup of tea. Serve it in a trendy metallic teapot (and a sugar dish, natch) that has wood accents to keep it from feeling too stark.
Metallic and Wood Teapot and Sugar Dish, $30 and $20, homesense.ca.
4. Heavy curtains
Textured curtains in warm hues like mustard or burgundy will instantly add a fall feel to your space. These ones from H&M have a heavy drape to them and are made from washed linen.
2-pack Linen Curtain Panels, $109, hm.com.
Bust out those cheeses and other cold-weather appetizers (baked brie anyone?) and display them artfully on this conversation-starting terrazzo board complete with graphic speckles.
Round Terrazzo Cheeseboard, $48, drakegeneralstore.ca.
6. Throw blanket
If there's one thing to invest in for the cool season, let it be a chunky knit throw. Keep it draped over your couch on display by day and draped over you by night.
Chunky Knit Throw, $40, homesense.ca.
7. Wine stopper
Carry the crystal trend right to your unfinished bottle of wine with this gorgeous green quartz bottle stopper. It also makes an excellent hostess gift.
Green Druzy Stopper, $22, drakegeneralstore.ca.
8. More blankets
This isn't just a throw blanket. It has layers of texture, pattern and colour and is like art for your couch. Its rainbow of colours make it a piece that can be displayed year round.
All Roads Woven Baja Throw Blanket, $128, anthropologie.com.
Keep the light (and vibe) moody in the fall and winter with tons of candles. Pick ones that come in votives, like these iridescent beauties with copper lids. They'll function as mood lighting and also add style to your surfaces.
Paddywax Glow Candle Cranberry Rose, $20, indigo.ca.
Burnt orange is the colour of the season, which means this plate instantly on-point. The crescent moon shape (a slight nod to Halloween) of these plates makes the piece a modern serveware option and perfect for an app you serve at your next dinner party.
Stoneware Plate, $13, hm.com.
11. Chunky candles
Place two of these gorgeous marble and brass taper candle holders in the centre of your fall table to add drama and ambiance.
Ava Marble Brass Taper Candle Holder, $25, cb2.com.
12. Artsy cheese knives
Sometimes, all you need for a decor refresh is a simple accessory that brings joy. This set of four handmade brass cheese knives will add whimsy and warmth to cocktail hour.