Cozy Fall Moments with Wayfair

Happy Saturday Everyone! Can you believe it’s officially sweater weather? I don’t know about you but this year has flown by for me. Although I’m sad summer is over, one of the main reasons I love living in the Midwest is that I get to experience all four seasons – with fall being one of my favorites! There is something so magical about sipping hot cocoa and strolling around Lincoln Park as the leaves change colors. I also love that as winter approaches, it gives us the perfect excuse to cuddle up at home and watch way too many Hallmark movies (who else is addicted?).

Unfortunately I rent my apartment and am not lucky enough to have a fireplace (bummer!), but I am excited to collaborate with Wayfair to tell you my favorite ways to make any apartment feel warm and welcoming (which is necessary as we Chi-town residents pray that another Polar Vortex isn’t in our future)

Bring on the Candles:

One of the easiest ways to warm up any space is to add a ton of candles. I love to do a mix of pretty (pure decorative) candles and a few fall scented candles. They are the next best thing when you don’t have a fireplace and make any room feel cozy! My sister and I are obsessed with the Voluspa brand! I’ve linked some of my other fall favorites below!

Add a Touch of Fur, Cable Knit or Plaid:

What says “cozy” more than faux fur and cable knit? It’s finally time to take down the pastels and replace them with more warm rustic colors. I am in love with the faux fur trend that has been going steady for the last few years. I mean how cute are these pillows? I also adore knit and plaid pillows and blankets. I see myself spending a lot of quality time on the couch in the next few months with a cup of tea (or wine) and a good book – so it’s got to be comfy!

Get Baking:

When is baking ever not a good idea? Fall allows us to indulge in so many seasonal flavors like pumpkin and apple.  I personally love pumpkin everything – beer, bread, muffins, cookies, lattes… but especially pumpkin chocolate chip cookies! and you can’t forget about a classic apple pie! Baking is an easy way to make everyone around you love you, and it makes your apartment smell amazing! Just as cute workout clothes inspire a good workout – fall bakeware can inspire some delicious goodies! Add a cup of warm apple cider, or a spiced tea in the mix and I am one happy girl.

Update your Coffee Mugs:

Nothing is better than a warm drink when the weather cools down. Fall is the time of year I switch from iced coffee back to hot coffee. Whether you are a tea, coffee or hot cocoa drinker – a cute mug is always a good idea. If you’re a coffee drinker, try Archard Farms Butter Carmel from Target! It’s SO good!

Thanks for stopping by! Comment below with your favorite ways to get cozy for fall!




  1. Robert
    September 30, 2017 / 5:19 pm

    Wow. Super cool apartment. Love the ideas you gave me. Take care.

    • Kirsten Elizabeth
      October 3, 2017 / 3:47 pm

      Thanks! I love this place!

  2. Karen Beukema
    October 1, 2017 / 12:29 am

    Love your apartment. So cool. You’re such a good decorator. Karen

    • Kirsten Elizabeth
      October 3, 2017 / 3:48 pm

      Thanks Karen – You’re too sweet!

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