As the seasons change, we like to play with the decor in our homes. Nothing major, but a few small changes that help our home transition to the colder months. At the same time, we like to change the olfactory way we experience our home, moving away from lavender or honeysuckle and toward vanilla bean, woodsmoke, and bergamot. Getting your home smelling like autumn is a great inspiration for getting it to look and feel as cozy as you want it when the leaves start to fall.
Decor Tip: The key to a really cozy room is layers – a blanket over a duvet, a sheepskin over a chair, a rug over a carpet. Best of all, these are accessories that you can add or remove according to the season and weather.
The Mood Board
For our fall-winter mood board, we're thinking about a cozy modern-rustic interior. In the summer, this kind of home might smell of lemon and wildflowers, but in the fall, it's all about layered rugs, faux-fur throws, and beds you want to climb into and hibernate in. Glade's Cashmere Woods is a perfect complement to this mood, with its homey blend of lemon, vanilla bean and tea scents mixed with sexy notes of musk and amber.
Decor Tip: Even when flowers aren't in season, a house feels more like a home when there are natural accents. We love the dramatic statement made with an indoor tree or a vase of pussywillows, adding dynamism and a touch of nature even in the dead of winter.
What aromas do you associate with the colder months? What fragrances make you feel cozy and comfy at home? Take some time to think about your happiest and most comforting memories of home, and see if you associate a smell with them, whether it's your mom's perfume, the smell of impending snow, or the smoke from a chimney infusing the air.