Autumn is just around the corner and making your home more comfortable and a bit more cozy is the best way of welcoming the new season. Whether your budget is $100 or $0, there are ways you can add a touch of fall to your décor. Check out the 10 ideas below and starting adding fall-inspired decorations to your home.
1. Add new throw pillows.
Fall brings in the cooler breeze, and with that, your entire family will start spending more time indoors. Liven up your chairs and sofas with an array of plush pillows of varying shapes, designs and sizes. Not only will this add a splash of color into your living room, it will also make it very cozy and inviting. Don’t have money to spend on new pillows? Cover your old ones in fall fabric.
2. Add textures to your floors by layering your rugs.
Yes, rugs. It provides an easy way of adding color to an otherwise drab or plain looking floor. This will also provide extra cushion for your feet and ensures that you won’t step on cold hardwood floors during the cooler months.
3. Fix up the fireplace.
You fireplace have probably gone all dusty from non-usage during the summer months, so now is the best time to clean it to make sure that it will provide excellent warmth once the cold weather starts rolling in. Make sure that you check it for any gas leaks, odd smells or any other safety hazards. Now is also the time to have the chimney checked and cleaned. Once your fireplace is up to standard, then you’re ready for some evening relaxation by the fire.
4. Change your beddings.
For those who use seasonal beddings, it’s time to put the summer quilts into the storage bin and bring out your thick comforters and blankets. Add a chenille throw blanket to the end of the bed for extra coziness and warmth.
5. Spice up your decor by creating a fall-inspired mantelpiece.
Christmas is not the only time to glam up your mantel. Why wait when you can start decorating it this fall? Turn your mantel into a cozy, autumn-inspired creation by adding displays of pumpkins, candles, greens and leaves.
6. Light up those brightly colored candles.
Daylight can be such a precious commodity once autumn starts, with its shorter days and longer nights. So embrace the coming of long nights by staying indoors and lighting up those scented candles around your home. A pumpkin spice or apple scented candle is sure to make it smell more like autumn.
7. Take the autumn scent home.
If candles are not your thing, fill your home with that fresh autumn scent by adding homemade potpourri. Collect dried cinnamon sticks, hazelnuts, dried orange slices, cloves, and lavender, and place them in a bowl then pour a few drops of scented oil. The trick is to place a bowl of freshly done potpourri in the most visited rooms of the house to spread the scent.
8. Create a fall centerpiece for the coffee table or dining room.
A clear glass vase of pinecones, fall foliage, acorns and more can be a lovely and inexpensive centerpiece. Vary the height of the container to match the table you’re decorating.
9. Add a wreath on the door.
Nothing is more inviting than a festive autumn-inspired floral wreath hanging on the door. Create your own or purchase one that’s pre-made.
10. Decorate the front porch.
Group pots of colorful fall mums with fresh pumpkins and bales of hay. Throw in a few dried cornstalks for some extra fall fun.
Have fun putting your creative ideas to work this fall while creating a comfortable and welcoming autumn-inspired home!