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Tips for Giving Your Living Room a Cozy Fall Makeover

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This time of year is the perfect opportunity to give your living room a refresh. And Simply host Haley Cairo has a smart strategy for making her home cozy without spending a fortune.

Start by swapping out a room's accessories with warm, textured fabrics—like patterned Turkish kilim rug pillow cases, blackout curtains, and warm-hued throw blankets.

Choose dried botanicals, like wheat and pampas grass, for low-maintenance natural elements, dried citrus potpourri in bowls or hurricane glass to add a subtle fragrance. And candles with a smoky, autumnal scent like tobacco or sandalwood will give you a fireplace-like feeling, even if you don't have one.

Find other ways to add a little warmth and cozinesss—Haley changes out her lamps with darker terracotta ones, and goes for warmer bulbs in the 2700 range to create a cozy look. And she heads to local thrift stores for vintage accessories—pottery, reclaimed wood, leather, and old books—along with antique brass.

Black Terracotta Lamp

Trading out lighter-hued lamps with earthy terracotta gives the room a richer look.

Simply fall room
Simply fall room

Blackout Curtains

Haley trades out her sheers for blackout curtains to give her living room windows a more substantial look.

Simply fall room
Simply fall room

Woodsmoke + Amber Candles

Cozier scents like this woodsmoke and amber candle can add a warm, autumnal vibe to your room.

Simply fall room
Simply fall room

Kilim Pillows

Trade out pillows in lighter fabrics and shades with richer, more textured pillows like these kilim pillows. (Note: You can just purchase slip covers and use the same pillow bases, so you don't have to find storage for your throw pillows.)

Simply fall room
Simply fall room
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