Joyfully Said Focuses on Cozy Home Décor—and How to Do it Without Breaking the Bank

Owners Wes and Chelsea Gorsuch provide tips and tricks for home-decorating as summer winds down

Writer/ Ali Snyder

It is sad to admit that summer is coming to an end. However, that means the beautiful fall season is upon us. With that, there will be time to focus on more than just gardening, grilling, and pool parties.Joyfully Said

One of the benefits of the weather changing is forcing us to spend more time indoors. Instead of looking at this as a negative, it is an opportunity to focus on different areas of our home that we might have overlooked for a few months. As you know, living in Indiana, you get to benefit from the beauty of all four seasons – spring, summer, fall and winter. With the cooler weather upon us, it is an opportunity to refresh your home or business. Luckily, we have a local business that specializes in providing tips and tricks on how to do just that.

Joyfully Said is a family-owned business with a husband-and-wife team, Wes and Chelsea Gorsuch. Their business is located in beautiful downtown Middlebury. As you enter the building, you will immediately feel like family, which is an important part of the vision the team has for their customers’ shopping experience. You will find items such as baskets, wooden wall art, kitchen items, greenery, pillows, throws, candles and so much more.

Chelsea is a natural when it comes to home decor, and she knows how to do it without breaking the bank. She was gracious enough to share some of her go-to tips and tricks with us as we head into autumn and winter.

“This time of year, the seasons can change literally overnight!” she says. “One of my favorite aspects of the changing seasons is helping create a look and feel inside my home that goes along with the beautiful outdoor changes.”

The team at Joyfully Said reminds us that decorating your home for the seasons does not have to be overwhelming or break the bank. Here are a few of their favorite ways to switch up your home decor without requiring it to be complicated or expensive. Below we have listed some of their favorite tips and tricks for making simple changes that will pack a quick, cozy punch!

Joyfully SaidSeasonal Decorating Made Simple

  • First, swapping out your pillow covers can completely alter the feel of your living space, and takes almost no time at all.
  • Choosing warm colors and soft textures as we head into cooler months will instantly up the cozy factor.
  • Next, invest in neutral anchor pieces that can be used all year round.
  • A vase you love or an oversized wooden tray for the center of your table are great examples. Then as the seasons change, you can simply swap out the greenery or other elements that you put in them.
  • Finally, don’t forget to use candles or essential oils to bring in the scents of the season. This is an instant way to transform your environment!

Of course, if the budget allows, Chelsea says she also loves to incorporate wall art that depicts the season. As the owner of a home decor and handcrafted wooden wall shop, she is willing to provide knowledge on how to warm up a space. starting with the walls.

At Joyfully Said, you will find seasonal phrases on wall art as well as artist-painted landscapes and florals that bring in all the colors and feels of the season. Layering a few wall pieces together on a console table or mantle is one of our favorite easy-to-achieve looks.

For more decorating ideas and how-to guides, be sure to check out the Joyfully Said blog at where you will find clever ideas and inspiration to make your home truly feel like your own, beautiful space. You can also follow them on Facebook or Instagram @JoyfullySaid.

If you want to visit the local shop in person, no problem!

They are located at 402 E. Warren Street in Middlebury. You will be able to see the beautiful decor and gifts they have to offer, along with seeing how they change up their displays for each season.

Next time you are looking to change the look and feel of your home, turn to Joyfully Said.Joyfully Said

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