9 Ways to Make Your Home “Fall Cozy”

Ahhh, the holidays! There’s nothing like the music, decorations, and maybe more important than all of that, the cozy feelings. There’s nothing better than the cozy feelings and smells of the holidays.

How to Make Your Home Fall Cozy This Season

Fall Fragrance

I love when I walk into a place and instantly just smells like the holidays. There probably is a different way the holidays smell for each person; chestnuts roasting on an open fire 😉 the smell of turkey roasting, the smell of a fresh-cut Christmas tree, fresh wassail on the stove ready to be served. One of the best ways to make your home cozier and inviting this holiday season is through smell.

Fall Simmer Pots

A simmer pot is a simple, and bonus, natural way to make your home smell fall-fab.

Here’s how I make my fall simmer pots:

  • Place 4-6 cups of water in a pot and place it on your stove.
  • Add seasonal fruit: apples, peeled oranges, or clementines are favorites of mine.
  • Add in spices such as cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, etc. You can also use ground spices if that’s what you have on hand.
  • Bring everything to a boil.
  • Turn down to simmer and let sit on the stove as long as desired.
  • Add water as needed. I usually added about 1/4-1/2 a cup per hour of simmering.

Cinnamon Brooms

Cinnamon brooms are another simple way I like to make my home smell and feel cozier this time of year. You can buy them in a lot of places during the autumn months; Trader Joe’s is a personal fave.

Essential Oil Blends

If you have an essential oil diffuser, I recommend mixing some combination of cinnamon oil, pine oil, clove oil, and Frankincense oil. Make sure to add many drops as it can take quite a few to really make them smell.

Fall Home Decorating

Fall Candles

A favorite way I like to make our home feel cozier in the fall and winter months is with candles. I’m not talking about fancy three-wick scented ones. I mean just good old taper or pillar candles. I prefer beeswax, as they usually are not scented with artificial scents or have anything added to them, which I don’t want in the air in my home. At our house, we have a large collection of candlesticks that hold tapers and make them look so much fancier. You can collect these from nearly any store that sells home goods.

Fall Seasonal Greenery

This can be as simple as going in your yard and trimming a few twigs off your trees or going to the flower shop and buying fresh sunflowers. I like to have a variety, and once again, Trader Joe’s is a great option for affordable seasonal greenery. Dollar Tree and craft supply stores also have good dried options, like wheat and spiral sticks. When the Christmas greenery starts to hit the shelves, this is a great option.

Seasonal Fruit Banners

Growing up, my mom would string cranberries for our Christmas tree. It was a great, natural way to make our tree look cozier. This year, I plan on stringing my own cranberries as well as dried oranges which will not only look cute but will smell good, too!


Having a few blankets and quilts around your home can make it so warm and inviting without any effort at all. Pull out a couple from the linen closet and toss one on the back of the couch in the living room.

Other Fall Home Cozifiers

Fall Music Playlist

Get a playlist together of your favorite music that makes you feel one with the season. I love to have a couple of options playing in the background all day.

Collin County Moms: 9 simple ways to make your home cozier this holiday seaon. Picture of couple by a fire


If you have a fireplace, put it to work this season! It’s a surefire (pun intended) way to add a very cozy element to your home.

I hope you put some of these 9 simple tips to make your home fall cozy. Do you have any you would add to this list?

Meg is a Collin County native. She earned her BA in Communications and enjoys writing as a creative outlet. Meg works as a small business content creator, helping local service-based companies share their work on social media and other areas of the internet. She and her husband recently bought her childhood home and are renovating it slowly on their own. Together she and her husband have two boys and a beloved pup. In her free time, you can find Meg browsing the aisles of local thrift stores, TJ Maxx, HomeGoods, writing, or creating a new craft project.


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