Most of us embrace the time of year when the weather cools down and the leaves start to change. Fall is such a welcome break from the heat of the summer and if you are like me, you will want to change your home décor with the season as well. There is not much better than a cozy home on a crisp fall day.
Transitioning your home is easy - and not as expensive - as you may think!
Focus on the main areas of your home
In order to really make your home feel ready for fall with the least amount of effort and time, focus on the areas that are seen and used the most. Often this means the living room, dining room, kitchen and porch.
Start with the porch since this is the first place you and your guests will see when they arrive. The décor can be as elaborate or simple as you want, but an easy go-to are always pumpkins and mums. Arrange a few of these by your door or on your steps and instantly you have a autumn-inspired first welcome for your guests.
Update simple accessories first
Think about the smaller items in your home that are easy to change seasonally. This can mean swapping out a wreath on your front door or putting away that lavender candle to make room for a cinnamon scented one.
In the summer heat we tend to keep things light and airy but in the fall and winter it makes sense to add a few cozy textiles around your home. One of the easiest ways to achieve this look and feel is by using a variety of wool throws.
They can be folded at the foot of a bed or draped over the arm of a chair or sofa. Even if you simply place a few blankets in a basket, having them on hand is not only practical for the cooler months but they look great too.
My favorite resource for beautiful wool throws and blankets is Pendleton Woolen Mills.
Dress up your dining table
Start with a centerpiece and go from there according to how elaborate you want to be. Some great items to use are burlap, twigs or branches from the yard, pine cones and fresh or dried flowers. When styling your table setting think about using rust tones in your color scheme.
Style a beautiful mantle
One of the most prominent spaces in every home is the mantle but since building a fire is already a sign of the fall, you don't need much to make a statement.
The same rules apply as designing a table setting: think about rust tones and natural items that you can incorporate into your design. Add a few pumpkins or branches and possibly a couple candles to keep things simple but festive.