Nesting Time! Get Your Home Ready for Fall

 

The long days of endless outdoor fun in the sun are drawing to a close, and we are collectively getting ready to return indoors to nest for the colder months.

 
The long days of endless outdoor fun in the sun are drawing to a close, and we are collectively getting ready to return indoors to nest for the colder months. There’s no better way to get ready for the cold than by updating the one place you’ll spend the most time: your home.

There’s a misconception in décor that winter interiors should be dark and summer interiors should be light. Personally, I love maximizing the winter light with an all white interior. Just as summer whites were big this year, winter whites are expected to get the same treatment. So if you’re planning on doing home upgrades, consider white and these other timeless brighteners.

First things first: take a walk around your home and assess the situation room by room. Make an inventory of everything that looks a little dated and set a budget for the season. If you don’t know where to begin, here are a few areas that could use your attention this time of year.

Master Bathroom and Bedroom
Assess your bedding and bath situation: are your towels and sheets looking a little tired? Update them with some crisp, fresh white sheets and fluffy white towels. Add a monogram or a hemstitched border for a sophisticated look, or opt for pre-washed linen sheets and fouta towels for a more bohemian vibe.

Take a look at the expiry date on your pillows and duvet—pillows especially should be replaced every six months. Consider investing in comforters or extra blankets to keep everyone in the family warm.

Home Office
It’s back to school time, so refresh your home office with some new stationery. Clean out all your old paperwork to create a peaceful working surface.

Does your desk chair offer proper back support? Is the lighting adequate for working at night? The right chair and an extra task lamp can do wonders for productivity.

Living Room
In the fall, it’s all about textiles: a nice soft rug, fluffy pillows and warm throws will keep your living room feeling cozy. Create a reading nook with a chair, a floor lamp and a small side table—where you can drift off for hours on cold, rainy days.

Lastly, add some greenery! Fall days can get a little dreary, so add some life with large-scale plants like banana leaves and palms.
 
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Gabrielle is a Montreal based blogger, interior stylist and web consultant.

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