We are well underway into the heart of the fall season. Halloween has just passed, but before we go full into Christmas and winter décor, let’s take the time to give our home that true fall feeling. Here’s a list of some of our favorite small ways to enjoy autumn at home for the next few weeks.
Give those decorative pumpkins new life. If you have any decorative pumpkins leftover from Halloween, you can still repurpose them into a fall and Thanksgiving-themed spread. And, it’s also one of the cheapest times of year to stock up. Grab some mini pumpkins and gourds to add to any table setting, foyer, bathroom – or any space in your home that could use a small pop of color.
Smell like the season. Scented candles of pumpkin spice, cinnamon, apple cider and more – there are so many distinct smells that will have you transported into Novembers from years past. Whether you incorporate cinnamon sticks or brooms somewhere, go the candle route or just throw some cider on the stove, it’s easy to create ambiance with scent to add to the cozy feel.
Warm blankets and throws. Now that the colder weather is here, does anything really sound better than cozying up under a warm blanket in front of a fire? Break out the winter blankets or head to an overstock home store, such as HomeGoods or Marshalls, to get an abundance of warm fuzzy blankets on every couch and chair.
Get seasonal in the kitchen. From soups, squashes and turkey-based meals, to delicious desserts made from pumpkins and berries – it’s the perfect time to bring your autumn-inspired imagination into the kitchen and out onto the dining room table. Whether you’re baking cookies to handout to neighbors and friends, mastering a butternut squash soup recipe, meal prepping with seasonal vegetables or planning out your next feast, delicious food is definitely one of the reasons for the seasons.
Bring the outdoors in. There are several flowers and plants to keep around the house which will embrace and complement your fall and cozy décor. The Amaryllis is a flower that thrives in the cold weather and with its strong colors of red, pink, white and sometimes green, it’ll bring you through November and continue to deliver in December. Other beautiful staples include Chrysanthemums in shades of yellow, red and orange, Orchids, Christmas Cactus and Eucalyptus. Or get crafting on a pumpkin succulent arrangement for the ultimate centerpiece that’s also now trending.
Don’t forget the front door. To create a home
experience that feels festive from the moment you or your guests arrive, don’t
forget about the front door. Purchase a front door mat with a cute saying or
fall design. Then, either create your very own wreath, find one made of silk
plants or one from a local florist to add some seriously seasonal curb appeal.