How to Decorate a Cozy Fall Corner


I’m discovering in our new apartment “experiment” that it really doesn’t take much space to create a beautiful, warm nook for myself to unwind and relax. We owe it to ourselves to have that space in our home that is waiting for us when we are in need of some self “therapy”. I found such a place on my end of the sofa (move over Rick ๐Ÿ˜†), and I’m calling it “My Cozy Fall Corner”. I hope you are inspired by today’s story to decorate your own Cozy Fall Corner even if it’s at the edge of your couch…

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How to Decorate a Cozy Fall Corner

Before we get started I want to dedicate this post to everyone who has taken the time out of their busy days to send me their support & love after the passing of my beautiful mom. I have witnessed so much kindness from family, friends, fellow bloggers, and readers…it truly warms my heart and I am thankful for you all.

The Story Behind the Cozy Fall Corner

Our vacation in North Carolina couldn’t have had better timing-so I thought. We booked our favorite beach rental months prior, and it ended up being a few days after my mom passed. I thought for sure it would be a great start to the healing process while sitting there on the beach. I was so wrong-every time I looked at the ocean I cried, or got that heavy lump in the back of my throat that actually hurt. I just kept picturing my mom and our kiddos on the beach when they were little, and it was really painful. I suppose that’s part of the grieving process, but still it seemed awkward, rushed, and too fresh to try to heal.

My sweet husband came to the rescue, and decided to look up thrift/antique stores for me and found plenty not too far away. Honestly…anything away from the ocean felt easier. I needed my passion (and my husband) more than ever, and it worked. Rick knew what I needed and he facilitated it all (thank you, baby). Here’s what we found…

How to Decorate a Cozy Fall Corner
$40 and she is mine forever ๐Ÿ˜†
How to Decorate a Cozy Fall Corner

Creating the Cozy Fall Corner

If you’ve been following along here at for the past 11 years you know that I am a sucker for colored glass. Add anything in a cool, curvy shape at the thrift store and I will grab that baby faster than you can say “REDHEAD CAN DECORATE.” If you don’t believe me, check out my other glass decorating here: GLASS DECOR.

Here’s what I decided to do with this sunny bottle once we got home…

How to Decorate a Cozy Fall Corner

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Can you believe just a short string of white Christmas lights can not only make the amber glass decanter come to life, but it warms the entire corner of our little living room. I fell in love instantly, and loved how it gave me that warm fall feeling (I had a pumpkin scented candle burning, too). So, I totally went with it and even called my daughter who lives down the hall from us (if you missed the story on why we sold our home read about it here) so I could borrow her little white pumpkin.

How to Decorate a Cozy Fall Corner

Just look at this glow…it reminds me of a warm fire ๐Ÿ”ฅ.

How to Decorate a Cozy Fall Corner

Once I realized how gorgeous this $40 orange amber glass decanter could be right by my little corner of the sofa, I added things around it I had in my fall decorating stash down in our new storage room. Turquoise and blue are always my go-to-colors with autumn reds and oranges…what do you think? Did you notice the Werther’s candy on the table? The caramels are in memory of my mom…she LOVED anything, and everything caramel. In fact, I use to send her caramels in the mail โค๏ธ

How to Decorate a Cozy Fall Corner

I’m looking forward to slowly sharing how I’ve decorated the entire apartment!

How to Decorate a Cozy Fall Corner

Here’s everything at night-time just before I sit down to let everything go…

How to Decorate a Cozy Fall Corner

Shopped my storage room, the only item new is the antique amber decanter I scored for $40.









How to Decorate a Cozy Fall Corner

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  5. Julie, I am sending you prayers of comfort and peace as you grieve.
    You have created such a cozy and inviting space. I have a love of colored glass too and this piece is gorgeous! Thank you for hosting this wonderful group. I am grateful to join you. xo

  6. Cindy says:

    So pretty and cozy Julie! I’m excited to see more of your apartment, it looks beautiful! I’m so sorry about your mom’s passing! Give yourself time to grieve and go easy on yourself ๐Ÿ–ค I had a very hard time after losing my mom too. Sending hugs friend xx

  7. Cheryl D Foley says:

    That glow is gorgeous! What a beautiful way to think of your Mom๐Ÿงก

  8. Your apartment looks so cozy! I’m so sorry about your Mom. Sending you some virtual love today!!

    • Julie says:

      Thank you, Jen! Thank you for being a wonderful part of our team!!! I meant to tell you that I made leaves out of clay thanks to you & your wonderful tutorial!! Will be sharing soon ๐Ÿ˜Š

  9. Penny says:

    Wow – the lights make it even more beautiful – great idea! And it looks perfect with your fall accents ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Julie – losing a mom, especially one so loved and adored, is very difficult. Grieving is different for everyone – there is no right or wrong way. Just be sure to take the time you need – however long that takes.

    Your cozy fall corner looks like the perfect spot to reflect, relax and energize. Can’t wait to see more!

  11. Marianne says:

    Your little cozy corner looks wonderful! Have fun snuggling up there with a hot tea.

  12. Kelly says:

    Julie you have created the perfect cozy corner and I know your mom would love it. I bet she is smiling down and thanking you for all those caramels. Sending hugs your way my friend. Thanks for always keeping it real and for inspiring us all!

  13. Your hubs is a keeper. It’s exciting to see marriages where people love each other, take care of one another and build each other up. Sadly, it’s rare these days. I’m very sorry to hear about your mom. I will pray for comfort and peace as you navigate life in the days to come. Your cozy corner looks aaaahhhhhmazing and that decanter is stunning with the lights. I never would have thought to do that! You’ve inspired me and now I totally want one! Happy Monday. pinned

  14. I just love that Rick knew *exactly* what you needed. Your fall corner is absolutely stunning, too! God bless you as you walk through the grief, friend. xoxo, kristi

  15. Laurel M. Grimes says:

    Hi, Julie.
    First, I want to extend my sympathy on the loss of your dear mother. I was unaware that she had passed. It is a loss like no other and it takes a long time to adjust and accept. (Your husband is a sweetheart!)

    So glad you are finding more ways to stay creative after leaving that big house. Looking forward to the planning and decorating of your current and future abodes.

    Like a lot of your readers, I feel as if you are a friend of mine. I will pray for you to heal and carry on in your mother’s (and brother’s) memories.
    Laurel G.

  16. Mary Beth says:

    Your corner is beautifully cozy, Julie, and your new colored glass piece is gorgeous. You’ve been in my prayers often and will continue to be. Sending love xoxo

  17. Beth says:

    I guess I’m a little late to the party. I’m sorry about the passing of your mom. Definitely a right of passage. And surprised you sold your beautiful home. I wish I wasn’t so emotional attached to things so I could move on too. I look forward to what you have in store!

  18. Tawnya says:

    At first, I scroll and peek at the pics and then I go back up and read and my first thought when I saw you holding it… was, Did you find Genie in there? lol.
    And then I read. I am so very sorry. I am dreading the day I will be losing my mom as she has been very unhealthy for some time now and declining all the time.
    Also, very cute corner! Fall is my favorite and I love to see how people decorate.

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