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As the weather cools down and the leaves start to change color, it’s time to start thinking about how you can cozy up your home for fall. If you’re like most New Yorkers, you don’t have a ton of extra space to work with. But that doesn’t mean you can’t create a warm and inviting space that reflects the best of the season. Here are some tips from interior designer Julia Baum on how to do just that. 

Get cozy with textiles

During the colder months, it’s all about staying warm and comfortable. Swap out your light summer bedding for heavier fabrics like flannel or wool, and add some pillows and throws in seasonal colors and patterns. Layer throws and blankets on your bed or sofa to create a cozy spot to curl up in when the temperatures start to drop. You can even DIY some cute needlepoint pillows with fall motifs like acorns, leaves, or pumpkins. 

Instead of sticking with the same old neutrals year-round, try adding some richer hues to your decor for fall. Think jewel tones like ruby red, emerald green, or sapphire blue, or go for more subdued shades like forest green, burgundy, or navy blue. Adding a pop of color here and there can really help bring life to your space as the days grow shorter and the weather gets colder outside. 

Update your window treatments

When it comes to decorating for fall, window treatments are often overlooked but they can make a big difference in creating a warm and inviting space. Heavy drapes will help keep out draughts and make your rooms feel cozier. Or try swapping out your light summery curtains for something darker and more substantial. Not only will it look great, but it can also help reduce street noise if you live in a busy city like New York.

Add some warmth with metallic

Metallic are having a moment right now, and they’re perfect for adding a touch of luxury to your fall decorating scheme. Incorporate them into your kitchen with new copper pots and pans, or slip them into vases as partakers for an instant elegant centerpiece. Gold accents can also help inject warmth into a room – think gold-framed pictures or lamp bases. Just don’t go overboard – a little goes a long way.

Light-scented candles

Candles are one of those simple things that can make such a big difference in creating a warm and inviting ambiance in your home – especially when used in conjunction with other fall decorating ideas like cozy blankets and soft lighting fixtures. Scented candles are particularly great for filling your rooms with seasonal smells like pumpkin spice or cinnamon. But be careful not to go overboard – too many candles can result in an overwhelming smell! Instead, focus on placing them in key areas like entryways, living rooms, or bathrooms. Just be sure to blow them out before you leave the house or go to bed!

With these easy tips from professional interior designer Julia Baum, you can quickly transform your New York apartment into a stylish and welcoming space that reflects the best of fall – without spending a fortune! So, get started today and enjoy all that this amazing season has to offer in the comfort of your own home sweet home.