With the last of the summer days upon us and many people returning to school in September, there is no denying that fall is coming. Warming up your home for the fall season is easy with a few interior decorating changes that are simple to do and make a world of difference. Getting yourself into the spirit of fall can be marked each year by a transition in your home dÃ©cor accessories. With a few small adjustments, you’ll be happy it’s autumn in no time!
- Change the simple things to reflect the colours of the seasons. Whether it is window coverings, bath towels, table runners, a throw on the sofa or a welcome mat at your door, these accessories are inexpensive and can be changed over to bring the warm, rich colours of fall into every room of the house. Particularly if the rest of your house is relatively neutral, these easy changes will have a high impact on changing the feel of each room.
- Fresh fall flowers will make you feel festive and joyful. Whether its chrysanthemums or sunflowers, late fall blooms can change the look and feel of your kitchen or your dining room table to reflect the season. Since fall is so much about the changing colours of the trees and the weather, bringing a bit of that nature indoors can alter things dramatically.
- Candles have all the charm and coziness of cooler weather, without being a full-blown winter fireplace. You can place these in your entrance way or in a fireplace for a warm, peaceful feeling that might also offer the scents of fall like spices, pumpkin and others.
- A heavier comforter on your bed will make things a lot cozier as the weather cools down. This will also cut down on your heating bill as you are in-between the hot weather of summer and the freezing cold of winter.
- If you’re entertaining, don’t underestimate the power of scent in evoking the feeling of fall. You can fill a coffee mug with water and add 2 tbsp of vanilla extract before placing it in the oven at 300 degrees. After a few minutes, your house will smell amazing and very vanilla-y. You can also mull some cider on the stovetop to fill your home with the fall scents of cinnamon, cloves, vanilla and orange. Yum!