When the weather gets colder, and the air gets crisper, you know what that means: Fall is here, and the colder season is well on its way. Fall is routinely the favorite season for the majority of Americans, and it’s easy to see why. With changing leaves, seasonal activities and a whole host of flavors and smells, fall is an exciting season to look forward to and decorate for!
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#1 Color Scheme
If you’re looking for a reason to change your home’s color scheme, fall is as good a reason as any. With warm colors and earth tones at the forefront, it’s easy to create a cozy space all season long.
It’s no secret that a quick way to make it feel like fall is to add some candles to the mix. While there are so many great scents to choose from all year long, there’s just something unique and exciting about fall scented candles. It doesn’t just have to be candles, though. Fall scented hand soaps are an easy way to add a rush of fall into your everyday routine.
#3 Re-Do Your Pantry
This one may sound a little confusing at first but just stay with us. For the avid chefs and bakers out there, a great fall meal or drink with notes of cinnamon, fruits or rosemary is perfect, especially in a small space where it can permeate. Take a run to the grocery store or local farmers market and pick up the staples you need to make your favorite fall comfort foods.
#4 Table Settings
A quick and easy way to make your dining room feel like fall? A tablecloth or runner with a fall theme. If you don’t have one, now’s the time to get one! Once winter rolls around, stow your tablecloth away and get excited to bring it out next year. If you’ve already got a tablecloth, consider getting a fall-themed centerpiece. Whether you want to DIY one or buy one is up to you, but a simple fall centerpiece can add depth to your dining room.
#5 Rustic Accessories
Yes, this is your excuse to go buy some knickknacks. Put little pumpkins on your bookcase, a candle on your hearth or a reed diffuser on your coffee table. You don’t have to do a lot here; a few well-placed pieces go a long way to making your space feel in season.
You don’t have to be an avid chef to appreciate good serveware. It sure doesn’t hurt, though! Rustic serving trays add visual appeal and elevate an average meal to a comforting experience.
If you don’t want to invest in serving trays or anything that fancy, swapping out your plates and bowls for something fall themed is an easy alternative. Even simpler still, change your dish towels or other linens to something that fits the season.
If you have a fireplace, it’s time to get the fire going and enjoy it. If you don’t, you can always pick up a free-standing electric fireplace. It’s a bit of an investment, but it really adds charm to your living room. Beyond that, it can be an economical way to heat small spaces. Win-win!
#8 Search Thrift Stores
This isn’t a direct idea so much as just a good rule. You never know what you’ll find at your local thrift store, and changing seasons often get people to donate their old pieces. You might not find anything interesting, but it’s always fun to go see if you can find a hidden gem with a story behind it.
#9 Embrace Texture
Fall is an exciting time to add texture to your space. If it looks like it could’ve spent its life in a farmhouse, it has texture. Anything woven is great. Flannel blankets are also a cozy addition.
#10 Don’t Neglect the Outside
If you’ve got a backyard of any size, you have a playground for fall decorating. Bring your favorite lawn ornaments, wicker chairs or any fun accessory you think could have a place in your backyard. If you want to go all-out, you can create a photo backdrop and invite your friends over! If you don’t have a backyard to work with, you can still put decorations on your doors, windows and curtain rods.
#11 Go Simple
It’s easy to get excited about fall and go overboard with decorations. While it may be fun to pick up tons of new pieces, fall is a time where less is definitely more. There’s a difference between your space feeling cozy and it feeling crowded. If you’re ever on the fence, err on the side of less.
You can follow the trends if you so choose, but just know you’ll probably be changing out your decorations every few years. If you don’t mind that, hey, go for it. The easiest strategy for fall decoration, though, is to buy timeless pieces you can keep bringing out year after year.