4 Ways To Cozy Your Home This Fall
Contributed By: Cynthia Soda
The beautiful colors of fall are upon us, and once the love-affair with pumpkin spice everything has cooled, it won't be long before we're cuddling up under blankets and cozying up by the fire. Since I'm admittedly not a fan of cold weather, I tend to spend a lot of time during these months indoors. This period of hibernation gives me the opportunity (excuse) to change things up in my home and try new things. Read on for a few ways to warm up inside as it cools down outside.
1 - BE DARING WITH COLOR
Deep green and shades of black are making headway this season alongside a more intense version of our barely-there pink in favor of a more intense blush. Cushions or throw blankets are the quickest, most economical way to experiment with these fun hues without serious commitment.
2 - PLAY WITH TEXTURES
Velvet is something we've been seeing a lot of and not much else commands the stage and adds visual coziness like luxe velvet. Mix that with rustic beams, woven baskets, warm metallics and you have a show-stopper!
3 - DON'T FORGET TO LOOK UP
Our ceilings tend to get over-looked so if you want to try out those dark hues, think about looking up. Throw caution to the wind-chill! If budget allows, you can play with ceilings by adding wood beams or dropped cove light details to create drama.
4 - GET PERSONAL
Curate is a word that gets thrown around a lot in the design world. Here, we're suggesting you forego the matching sofa, love seat and chair sets for the much more interesting mix and matched pieces that tell your story. That being said, do not despair if you already have that matchy-matchy set. Just refer to tips 1 and 2 to put your stamp on it.
At day's end, we all want to kick our feet up in a place that gives us a proverbial hug in any season. I often encourage my clients to have fun experimenting in their space with what makes them happy. Start small with that fun cushion or piece of art you can't stop thinking about and pull colors from it to incorporate elsewhere. Design inspiration is everywhere right now so take the leap!
Cynthia Soda is the Owner and Principal Designer of Soda Pop Design Inc.
Soda Pop Design Inc. is a multi-disciplinary interior design firm providing complete custom renovation and design services for residential and commercial clients throughout the GTA. Soda Pop Design focuses on merging the client's lifestyle, personality and architecture to create customized livable luxury. @csodapop