Fall is the perfect season to nestle indoors in your humble abode. Whilst the change in weather approaches, you’ll want to hunker down and spend those cooler evenings cuddled up on the sofa watching the return of all your favorite fall dramas. Because you’ll be spending more time in the house, here are a few easily accessible ways to transform your home from a relaxed summer atmosphere to the serene feeling of fall.
For all of the elements mentioned below, remember the key terms are: layer, gather, and timeless.
Start by adding multiple scented, seasonal candles to each room. The aroma of cinnamon, pumpkin pie, and autumn breeze will radiate throughout your home and immediately provide the sense of a seasonal change. Lighting candles allows you to turn off more lights in your home, which will automatically make it feel intimate and cozy. Dimming bright lights will enhance the dramatic mood to your surroundings, making it the perfect place to hang out during that fall weather storm.
Another easy way to add a romantic, heartwarming feeling to your home is to layer. Think big, fluffy, and textured. Add more blankets in each room; inexpensive throws can be purchased at any local department store. Thicker and more luxurious fabrics will lend well to that layered feel in your space. Toss some larger pillows on the floor for extra seating, which can provide additional comfort for visiting company over the coming holidays.
If you like spending time outside in the cooler weather, don’t neglect your outdoor living space. Adding the same elements indoors and out can continue that homey feeling throughout. Add a wreath on your door, change out your front mat, and throw a blanket into your seating area. For a more dramatic curb appeal, you can go the extra mile and paint the front door to change your home’s appearance.
Lastly, line your main dining table or side tables with fabric. Cover the sleek surfaces in your home with a runner or tablecloth adorned with a centerpiece. Buy fresh flowers for the tables in every room. Incorporating natural elements with seasonal colors enhances any space.
To maintain a chic yet homey vibe, keep in mind to remain true to your home’s current esthetic. Keep all additions to a minimum as you don’t want to go overboard and bombard a space with too many new textures and prints. The subtle blankets, pillows, and candles you add to each room will perfectly complete your new autumn home décor.
Ashly Bloore is a freelance writer