Can you feel the chill in the air? Well, maybe not during the day yet, but the evenings definately have a cool feel to the air here in the Prescott, Arizona area. Fall is here, according to the calendar, and it’s time to cozy up your home for those crisp autumn days and nights that are just around the corner. Here are some of our favorite tips for making your northern Arizona home cozy this season.
Get the fireplace ready
If you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace in your home, now is the time to prep it for the cold weather. Nothing is more inviting or cozy than snuggling up to a warm fire. If you have a wood-burning fireplace, have it professionally cleaned and inspected before you fire it up for the season. For gas fireplaces, it’s also a good idea to have it checked for leaks.
Hang heavier curtains
It’s nice to have light, breezy drapery up during the summer months, but as colder weather approaches it’s a good idea to switch them out for something a little more substantial. Consider thicker fabrics that add more insulation, or a drapery with a lining to help keep the warm in and the cool air out in the evening hours when it’s the coldest outside.
Change the bedding and add blankets and throws
As with the draperies, it’s now time to switch out your light cotton sheets and lightweight comforter for fabrics that will provide more warmth. Choose flannel sheets for maximum coziness and add an additional blanket for another layer of insulation. A luxurious throw blanket at the foot of the bed will make those weekend naps even more decadent and comfortable. Evenings on the couch while watching your favorite show on TV are even better when nestled under a cozy blanket. Drape your favorite blankets and throws on couches or chairs within easy reach, or consider putting them on display by hanging them on a rustic ladder leaned against the wall or in a great looking basket.
Fill the air with seasonal scents
It’s finally time to bust out the pumpkin spice candles! Nothing says “festive fall” more than a warmly scented candle or two placed around your home. Everyone who walks in your home will immediately feel like sitting down with some apple cider and staying awhile. Take it a step further and bake a fresh loaf of pumpkin spice bread to fill your house with the heavenly aromas of the season. You can even make your own simmering potpourri to place on the stove on a chilly afternoon.
Make the patio cold-weather ready
There’s no reason you can’t extend the time you use your patio into the cooler months. Add lightweight throws over the backs of chairs when you want to dine al fresco on a cool evening, and consider adding a patio heater to your Prescott, Prescott Valley or Chino Valley outdoor space to warm up the immediate area and extend the days that can be enjoyed on the patio or deck.
Enjoy the beautiful fall season that we have here in central-northern Arizona, and if you need help in finding or listing your home, give us a call at The Bergamini Group, 928-237-4400, and let us assist you in your future endeavors.
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