Simple Ways to Add Fall Into Your Home
One of the hardest things that people face when decorating their home is the change of seasons. They start asking themselves all of those pertinent questions. When is it socially acceptable to make the switch? How do you transition your home decor into the next season? Do you have to “go big or go home”? Is it possible to celebrate each season without breaking the bank?
Until more recent years, I was really never a fan of decorating for fall. While fall/winter is my favorite half of the year, I found myself always skipping straight to Christmas when it came to decorating my home. However, I found during our first Fall in Georgia that there was so much beauty in the falling leaves. I learned how beautiful it can be to let things go in order to make way for the new. I made it a point to start celebrating each and every little season of life going forward.
How-To Transition Your Home Into Fall
Transitioning your home into the next season doesn’t have to be difficult. It also doesn’t have to be expensive. Especially if you’re someone like me who would prefer to put all her decorating eggs (aka budget) into one big ol’ Christmas basket, there are simple ways you can add fall into your home without breaking the bank.
When it comes to decorating in the fall and winter, my go-to decor is always to add in candlesticks. It’s the easiest way to naturally add an element of warmth and intimacy into a space. Not to mention, it’s one of the most simple ways to decorate and change up your decor’s look based on what you pair with them. If you don’t know where to start with your fall decor this year, I’d suggest that you start with some candlesticks and build around those.
Do you ever wonder why the smell of cinnamon and gingerbread instantly bring back a flood of Christmas memories? They say that smell is closely linked to our memory more than any of our other senses. So one super easy way to get in the fall spirit is to start burning those fall scented candles! My personal fall favorites are Kitchen Spice and Spiced Pumpkin from Yankee Candle. Between you and me, I sometimes like to burn them all year round! I find that the perfect time to stock up is in the late summer and early fall.
There’s just something about the spice scent of fall candles that make me want to snuggle up on the couch with a chunky knit blanket and some comfy throw pillows. Adding textures into your home’s decor with chunky knit throw blankets and plush pillows is the easiest way to make your home feel warm and cozy as you go into fall. All you’ve got to do is turn on some college football, get some appetizers on the coffee table, and you’re ready for the snuggling season!
Incorporate Natural Elements
Adding texture is a great way to give a space more dimension. Different textures give off different vibes. I love more natural elements and woven textures when it comes to creating a cozy vibe for my home. I channel this through seagrass placemats and baskets, natural and finished wood elements, as well as jute rugs. Along with adding in textures with pillows and throw blankets, incorporating natural elements like pine cones, leaves, acorns, mums, cotton stems, woven seagrass, and other wood elements is a great way to warm up a space and give it a cozy feeling. Grab some sticks and pinecones from your yard, bake out the bugs, and create a really simple yet darling display.
Don’t Forget the Pumpkins
Obviously, you can’t forget about the pumpkins when you’re talking about decorating for the fall season. Whether you grab fresh ones from your local farmer’s market or you buy the fake ones you can use year after year, pumpkins are hands down the easiest way to add fall into your home decor. If you find yourself a lover of neutrals like myself, you can skip the orange and go for the more green and white heirloom pumpkins. You can also add texture into your fall home decor with fabric pumpkins. If pumpkins aren’t your thing, apples and pears are great alternatives to add in that natural element to get your home ready for fall. Add in some greenery and stack pumpkins on some candlesticks, and you’ve got yourself a beautiful fall display.
You may have not thought of this last one, but chalk boards are also a great, simple way to add a little bit of fall into your home. The richness of the black lends itself to the warmer color palettes that fall brings with it. Not to mention, chalk boards are super cost effective by allowing you to change up your quotes /signs without having to spend money on new ones each time. I recently had the crazy idea of creating a chalk board wall in our breakfast nook, and I couldn’t love it more. It instantly warmed up the space and complimented the warmer red and orange tones in our slate table perfectly.
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There you have it, friends! I hope these 6 super simple ways to add fall into your home decor this year help you embrace the change that this season brings. Rob also says that, “If you buy pumpkin spice by the case and spill it all over your house, magically Ugg boots appear laden with scarves, basic runs rampant, and you’re ready for fall.” So, either way should work. I just think mine is a tad less messy. 😉 How do you add fall into your home? Let us know in a comment below!