Now that summer is over and fall is here, it’s time to get our homes ready for the new season. Just as we choose different types of clothing from season to season, we should change our homes so they can be appropriate for the weather, too.
The temperature is slowly dropping, the leaves are changing colors, and a crisp wind blows every now and then. You can make your home extra cozy during this time by following these tips:
Prep The Fireplace
If you have a fireplace, you should vacuum or sweep out any ashes still in it. This is the season when you will make more use of your fireplace, which is why it has to be thoroughly cleaned. Make sure to dispose of ash safely. Additionally, have your chimney inspected and swept at least every other year, or depending on the frequency of use.
In case you do not intend to use the fireplace this season, you can decorate it instead to give your home a more autumn vibe.
Pack Up Summer Items
When you’re transitioning from summer to fall, the first thing you need to do is to pack away all of the summer-specific items you’ve used. If you’re unsure about which objects to store, start by removing bright-colored ones to clear your space.
Light Fall-Scented Candles
Nothing says fall more than a warm and cozy environment that smells like apples, nutmeg, and of course pumpkins! If you genuinely want to make your home apt for the season, get candles with autumn scents and light them whenever you feel like it. They can serve as beautiful decor around your home.
Revamp Your Bedroom
Your bedroom is a great place to use fall-colored fabrics to make it look more calm and relaxing. Choose either warm tones or neutral colors for your bed. If you want to upgrade your bedroom easily, you can keep your current bedding and just add a white comforter and a couple of decorative pillows.
Weatherproof Your Home
Although this is less glam than the other tips, you need to prioritize your home’s safety. As the temperatures drop, you should ensure that your home is as efficient as possible. If you have an older home, see to it that your storm windows are down and secured into place. You should also have your boilers and oil tanks inspected so they can keep you warm during the colder months.
It’s essential to have your gutters cleaned out by a professional once the leaves stop falling. This way, water from melting snow or rain will flow away from the house, preventing flooding and ice jams.
Check your windows and doors, and ensure that there are no cracks and spaces in the house where air from outside can come through.
What is fall without pumpkins, right? Stock up on them and carve them. You can add some on your front entryway—indoors, outdoors, or both. Place small to medium ones on tables, too. Mini pumpkins work well as home decorations.
Set Up Bowls Of Seasonal Fruits
Fruits are good for the body, and you can use them to help your home transition from summer to fall by placing seasonal fruits such as apples, pears, and clementines around your kitchen. This is an effortless option because all you need to do is to head over to the grocery store and choose which fruits you like.
Bring The Outdoors Inside
During the fall season, some of the outdoor objects you can bring inside are bundles of sticks and branches that you can place by the fireplace, in vases, or in jars. You can also gather some pine cones of various shapes and sizes that you can put inside glass or ceramic bowls. With these decorations, you don’t need to spend a lot of money to make your home perfect for the fall.
Get Some Seasonal Plants
If you want to add some plants in your home, get seasonal ones such as mums and hydrangeas. You can let hydrangeas dry up before placing them in glass jars, pitchers, or baskets.
Make The Outdoors Fall-Ready Too
Despite the cooler temperatures, you can still experience warm evenings. Take advantage of those by spending time outdoors. You might also want to decorate your outdoor spaces with candles, blankets, and other fall-appropriate decorations. That way, when you have a few guests over, you can entertain them outdoors to enjoy the autumn air.
Switch Out Plates And Table Lines
You don’t have to do anything drastic to prepare your home for the fall season. Start by switching out your plates and table linens. Stick to warmer colors, and use neutral-colored plates. Don’t hesitate to place candles and fresh, seasonal fruits on your tables and kitchen counters.
The shift from perennials to pumpkins may be a bit disconcerting, but there are easy ways to transition your home decor from summer to fall. Don’t jump right in and turn your house into a pumpkin wonderland. Take it slowly so you don’t get too stressed out. If you need a break, use our Detox Bath Soak to recharge before getting back to decorating again.