COZY UP YOUR INTERIORS / by Keith Moehle

October is the month that all fall lovers cannot wait for. The temperature drops, the leaves change and the sweet smell of crisp apple cider fills the air. 

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Well, at least the weather is changing somewhere because it’s still hot here in Texas. But that doesn’t mean we skip out on the fall season. We can make it feel like fall in the way that we decorate! Our deep desire to reflect those warm and fuzzy feelings in our homes seems to be a natural next step as we approach this new fall season.

Transforming your home for the fall season doesn’t mean going overboard with your time or budget. Nor does it mean having to fill your home with pumpkin-shaped-anything or hanging a golden leaf-covered wreath on your front door. In fact, adding just a few key pieces to your space will help to create a cozy atmosphere. Some of the star players in creating a cozy and intimate atmosphere are texture and lighting. By adding one, or even all, of the following features and accessories to your living space, can help to create a relaxing ambiance.

  • Use pops of orange, red and gold - you can easily add these accent colors with throw pillows, throw blankets, or changing the linens on your dining table.

  • Use comfy throws and textured accent pillows - who doesn’t love a good pillow and blanket combo. Whether you add the fall pops of color or not, throw pillows and blankets are the perfect way to cozy up any space. In our opinion, the fuzzier the blanket, the better!

  • Throw on a fresh coat of paint - spring and summer are a great excuse to paint your room fun, bright colors. However, those bright colors can clash with the warm red and gold tones for the fall. Painting your walls a soft neutral color will help to bring in the warm ambiance of fall. 

  • Layer area rugs - There’s no right or wrong way to layer your rugs. All you have to do is make sure that the bottom rug is larger than the rug on top. Layering your area rugs is not only a great way to add color to your room, but it’s also a great way to add texture too! By layering your rugs, you also get the added bonus of extra cushion for your feet.

  • Light up some candles - With the change in seasons comes cooler temperatures and shorter days. The sun begins to set sooner and the evenings grow darker much more quickly. One way to embrace the early nightfall is by lighting scented candles for a warm ambiance to relieve all your stresses from the day.

The fall season is one of our favorite times of the year. We enjoy the cooler weather, the hot drinks, and the cheerful season it brings. We would love to help you get your home ready to enjoy this upcoming fall season so give us a call at 210-680-5626.   

----KM Builders is San Antonio's premier design-build remodeler specializing in kitchens, bathrooms, room additions, and whole-house remodeling. We boast the largest in-house staff in San Antonio offering architectural design, interior design, and cabinet design for all your home remodeling needs!----