Fall is well and truly on the way. It’s the the of year when the leaves turn golden and crunchy, evenings get dark earlier and recipes turn warm and comforting. It is also a time when you want to transition your home from the light and bright feels of summer to the cozy feels of colder weather. In the same way as we transition our wardrobes to accommodate the season, it doesn’t need to be too drastic a change but will make a difference nonetheless. No matter your budget or style there are a whole myriad of ways you can get your home ready to fall.
Here are some top ideas…
Replace your flower pots and hangers
Near the end of summer, potted annuals start to looks drab. The flowers have usually dropped and new buds have stopped growing. It is the perfect time to replace them with beautiful fall mums. They come in a variety of colours and they are so vibrant. Add a few pumpkins and a wreath to create an inviting entryway.
Switch your cushions, throws and curtains in the living rooms
While summer called for light pastel colours in your cushions and throws, the cooler weather means its time to change this up. Switch these for thick knits in jewel tones that instantly create a cozy vibe. Get some chunky throws for the sofa that you can wrap yourself up in and ensure you keep a consistent colour theme throughout. Don’t be afraid to layer up here and use different fabrics, just make sure they are all soft and cozy for extra warmth in the evenings.
Check your home is ready for the colder weather
A lot can happen between seasons and it is important you home is prepped for the incoming colder weather, particularly if you live somewhere where snow is likely. It is important you cover up any draught spots such as from your fireplaces or under doors with something such as a draught excluder. You should also check your pipes are in full working order as you are going to want the hot water this time of year in particular. It can be worth calling in a plumbing service if you want a professional opinion on this.
Change up your candles and fragrances
While summer evokes scents of fresh linen, flowers and cut grass, the colder months call for headier, fruitier smells. Swap your candles and reed diffusers for scents such as berries, vanilla and other spiced scents. You can bundle together candles on decorative trays and make beautiful fall displays from them too. Why not add pinecones or pumpkins for a really seasonal finish?
Swap your bed linen over
While you can rely on a thin sheet to get you through the warmth of the summer months, winter will leave you wanting layers on your bed. Choose darker, cozier colours and don’t be afraid to layer up. Add some cushions, a cosy throw, and plenty of blankets so no matter what temperature the air drops to you will be able to sleep easily and comfortably.
These are just a few easy ways to make your home ready for fall. Whatever you choose to do, ensure it is warm and cozy throughout and easy to swap back once spring comes back around. You don’t want to do any heavy decorating, leave it to the subtle aesthetic touches.