(Our back deck from last October, right here).
This weekend, I started getting our home dressed for the upcoming season. Fall kicks off officially this week and while I’m not a big seasonal decorator, there are 5 little things I like to do that help it reflect the changing of the seasons. Just like I start layering on the sweaters in my wardrobe, and reach for more muted tones (who am I kidding, I only wear muted tones) when the weather starts changing, I do the same thing in our home. You don’t have to take fall literally and cover your house with leaves and big wooden signs that say, FALL. These are the 5 simple things I like to do:
- Layer on some cozy knit throws. In the warmer months, I usually keep a light throw tucked on the side of the sofa (if anything), but now is not the time to be shy. Go cozy, go textural, it can be dark and moody or really furry. I linked a good option under $30 below!
- Swap out pillows for muted tones or more textures.
- Bye, bye beach art. I’m not saying swap out your 36×48 masterpiece, but if you have smaller prominent art that feels summery–try switching it up with something like abstract leaves or just something with warmer tones. I love trying new art around our home.
- Nothing says spring and summer like bright green stems in your vases. Replacing them with fall florals like the ones I linked below will be a lot more in line with the season.
- Smell is your most powerful ally. If nothing else, changing up the scent of your home and lighting your favorite fall scents will immediately bring all the autumn nostalgia you could ask for. I like to switch up our hand soaps, too, so I’m fully immersed.
Of course, none of this has to be expensive. You can bring in turning stems from outside, DIY your own art–here are 15 fall-ish finds that all come in under $30!