Who’s ready for fall? We’re with you! There are so many seasonal activities to look forward to each year: sipping hot apple cider, sitting in front of a crackling fire, reading a good book, playing family board games, running outside to jump into a pile of leaves with the kids, and of course, everything pumpkin spice! Fall is also a time of renewal, when we turn inwards and enjoy the cozy comforts of home before the holidays. So when the leaves begin to fall and the weather gets chillier, it’s time to go ahead and make the transition with your home decorating too. Here are 8 simple tips and ideas to help get your home and your family in the spirit of the season, so you’ll be ready to enjoy all things autumn!
Create Fall Arrangements
One of the best ways to celebrate the bounty of the season is by creating fall arrangements in key places around the home. For example, your entryway is the perfect space to showcase a wreath or an arrangement – not only will it welcome you and your family home each day, but it also makes an inviting statement to your fall guests. Both wreaths and traditional floral arrangements are all wonderful additions to any fall décor scheme. Use seasonal flowers such as dahlias and ranunculus, as well as foraged elements. Dried flowers, foliage, pods, grasses, sheaves of wheat, pinecones, and even attractive twigs can all be combined to create a whimsical and lovely fall arrangement. You can also create a wonderful fall display with gourds and pumpkins of different shapes and sizes.
Add Some Earthy Tones and Accents
Rich greens, blues, yellows, oranges, reds, and browns are reflected in the changing leaves of fall, and these earthy tones are a must for creating a beautiful fall decorative space. It’s time to clear out the summer accessories and make everything cozy and inviting for this new season! Some of the ways you can add splashes of color are with accent pillows, accessories, blankets, and quilts. Or, for something a bit bolder, you could even paint a single accent wall. Along with color, you could also add some natural wood or reclaimed wood furniture, like a side table or coffee table, for a rustic fall vibe. Antique-style accessories using textures like brass and copper also work well. Plaid is another autumnal accent that you can bring in with throw pillows, table linens, or blankets.
Make the Most of a Fireplace
Nothing makes a room cozier than a roaring fire so if you have one, it’s time to use it! Make sure your chimney is clean and in good order and that you have plenty of wood stacked up and ready. Another way you can make the most of your fireplace is to use the mantel as a focal point for fall decorations.
Light Up Some Scented Candles
Even if you don’t have a fireplace in your home, you can still create a warm and intimate ambiance with candlelight. In fact, nothing beats the delicious fragrance and soft glow of scented candles in the home, does it? Decorative candles not only enliven the home’s visual atmosphere, but the right candle can also help freshen up the air and create an evocative autumn scent mood. Plus, the glow of a lit candle creates a warm, magical radiance that soothes the mind, relaxes the body, and stirs the soul. Choose one of your seasonal favorites, or let us help you find your new favorite by exploring our collection of natural wax-scented candles.
Decorate With Plush Throws and Pillows
It’s time to put away those lightweight linens! Drape a faux fur or plush velvet throw over the back of a chair, on an ottoman, or across a sofa for a luxurious look. This will really help make your space look and feel warmer and more inviting. If you’re having a hard time deciding whether to go with faux fur or velvet – we’ve got the perfect solution. You can have both! Our Velvet Faux Fur Throw is exceptionally soft and chic, featuring soft velvet on one side and luxurious faux fur on the other.
Add Texture and Layers to Your Bed
Spruce up your bedroom and bed by layering textures and accents. It’s all about creating a comfortable and warm sanctuary, which means choosing things that bring you joy and relaxation. You can add throw pillows and blankets to a bedroom chair, or add some beautiful pillow shams to your bed. Another great option is a quilted blanket or coverlet that you can lay on top of your bed or fold at the foot. They add texture, give your bed a finished look, and offer additional warmth on cold nights. Try our Lux Diamond Coverlets that come in an array of gorgeous colors that are sure to elevate the style and comfort levels of your bedroom. If you’ll be having guests, be sure to add some extra blankets for them to use too.
Create a Cozy Nook
Speaking of creating a sanctuary, why not turn an unused space into a cute little reading nook where someone can curl up with a book. Set up piles of comfy pillows and blankets or throws, include a reading light, or even some board games or cards.
Warm Up the Outdoors
As you create a cozy home indoors, don’t forget the outdoors too! With crisp morning air and clear starry nights, fall can be a fantastic season to enjoy your garden or patio. But if you’re worried about the chill, no worries; just consider adding a fire feature. Fire pits can be a great addition to your yard, and can also be a fun way to enjoy s’mores with your family in the evening! With the myriad of options in style, size, and shape, you can easily find a fire feature that suits your budget, space, and needs. You can add a few other fall accents to your porch too like strings of twinkling lights and plush outdoor pillows and rugs.
Incorporate these ideas and your home will be season-ready in no time! From all of us at Jennifer Adams: happy fall, y’all!