Cooler temperatures and shorter days are sure signs that Autumn has arrived. Fall decorating often centers on the front of our homes, from doorsteps full of pumpkins and mums, to an array of goblins, ghosts, and other ghoulish themes adorning our front yards. But as our leisure time activities move indoors, it is a good time to think about how we can cozy up our living spaces, making them more welcoming for the cooler winter weather ahead. See our list of easy fall decorating ideas and ways to ready for the season.

Pumpkins and fall florals are obvious choices for autumn decorating, place some heirloom pumpkins as your table center pieces or on your mantle. Fresh florals or dried hydrangeas and other garden cuttings will liven up your space and display warm fall colors. You can even add a plaid table runner and birch log candle holders for depth of layers and fabric that feels warm.

Candles are an easy way to create an instantly cozy feeling in your home. Scented candles fill a room with intoxicating aromas and give off extra warmth with their soft flickering light. For a fresh scent that will make your home smell like Williams-Sonoma try their classic recipe. Simmer a pot of boiling water and add 2 lemons (sliced), a tablespoon of vanilla extract, and 2 sprigs of rosemary for hours of enjoyment.

Blankets, you can never have too many. Having fleece or knitted blankets layered on your couch or rolled up in a basket near a comfy chair will add a warm luxurious feeling to your home. By mixing colors and textures you can easily add a taste of autumn no matter the color scheme.

The only thing left to do now is break out the apple cider or hot toddy, put on your favorite sweater, snuggle up with your warmest blanket and click here to view current listings in Albemarle Plantation, where you can find a home that makes you feel coziest. Be sure to book your visit and find out why we think our community is so amazing. Guests enjoy a 3-day/2-night stay with access to world-class golf, fitness facilities and other one-of-a-kind amenities offered at Albemarle Plantation. Take this opportunity to explore the area, we are just minutes from Elizabeth City and historic Edenton, NC, where you can take in the stunning sights of the Albemarle Sound.