These cold, rainy fall days make it easy to want to sit on the couch under a blanket all day long. Unfortunately, most of us have to get up for work each day or take care of children and the home. It can be easy to get into a seasonal slump when there is no sunshine to be found and it gets dark before dinner time, but we have a few ideas on how to elevate coziness in the home and add some cheer to your life.
A comfortable home atmosphere isn’t complete without perfectly scented candles. They will add warmth, great lighting and a comforting scent. If you’re looking for something to fit the season, try one with notes of cinnamon, pumpkin, or pine. You could also grab a summery tropical candle to fight the seasonal blues.
Buying ingredients for a fall pie or treats for neighbors is a great way to get in the spirit of the season. An added benefit is the delicious scents that will fill your house while baking!
Plush throw blankets and pillows will add an extra touch of inviting warmth to the home. Choose coordinating fall colors and patterns and snuggle up on the couch with your baked goods and a hot beverage.
Play Board Games
We tend to sit inside on our phones all day when the weather is drab, but bring family or friends together with some fun board games. It is the perfect way to spend a rainy day while having fun by a fire.
Finding a favorite sweater is key to enjoying the season. It’s hard to go wrong with one made of wool or cashmere. You could even create a new hobby with knitting or crocheting and make your own sweater! Pair it with fuzzy socks to stay warm.
Cold Weather Music
Instrumental or jazz music is perfect for amping up your focus to get tasks and chores done around the house. Blend it with some upbeat pop or holiday tunes and the house will be ready for guests in no time.
Make caramel apples. Carve Thanksgiving pumpkins. Visit a pumpkin patch or Christmas lights when the weather is clear. Make the most of whatever your area has to offer and enjoy the time with family and friends!