Cozy Vibes Only

As you prepare to start spending more time inside this fall, check out the best ways to turn your apartment into a warm, snug hideaway. When the temps start dropping, you'll be glad you did.

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Don't Forget the Floors

You know that warm, fuzzy feeling you get when you walk into a comfy, lived-in space? Well, look down. Chances are, there's a beautiful, well-appointed rug that's bringing everything together like a super-laid-back cocoon. Don't be afraid to go big and bold.

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Get Creative With Textures and Patterns

Curled up on the couch is exactly where you'll want to be when temperatures begin to dip. And the secret to making your couch extra-inviting is to layer textures and mix patterns with your throws and pillows. So what if we're basically creating an adult fort? There's nothing wrong with that.

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Brighten Up Your Space, Literally

You're going to feel bummed out about shorter days—it's natural. But fight the urge to cocoon under your blankets until spring by getting creative with light fixtures. (Be sure to pick bulbs that give off soft tones for maximum warmth.)

Experiment With Warm Colors

Reds, oranges, and yellows are all stimulating colors. Use this palette to energize and transform the vibe in your apartment's communal spaces. Test out prints, fun wallpapers, and even little things like vases and clocks. They'll make a big difference.

Bring in the Outdoors

Make up for spending less time outdoors by bringing the outdoors to you. Plants, campfire aromas, and cute wooden crafts will all add to the comfy ambiance around your place.

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