How to Create a Fall Atmosphere in Your Home

Creating a fall atmosphere in my home is a great joy of mine.  Although I love summer and decorating with coastal decor, I’m always ready for a change.  It doesn’t take much to cozy up a family room or refresh a kitchen for fall and winter.  I make it simple.   With Thanksgiving next week, you may need some decorating ideas.  Today I’m sharing my best inspiring tips on how I get my home ready for fall.

Light a candle.

Candles enhance the ambience of my home with a fall feeling.  I like to start off my morning by lighting a candle during my devotional prayer time.  Watching the flame glow makes me feel all cozy inside and also reminds me that winter is on it’s way.  My favorite candle fragrance this year is apple pumpkin from Yankee Candle.

Change out pillows. 

Updating my pillows is a snap with slip covers.  I also add rust pillows with leaves to add a pop of fall color to my coastal look slip colors which I bought 3 years ago from  Even changing textures like adding pillows with fleece, fur or yarn help warm up a room.  A great tip to keep your slip colors looking new is wash them inside out and let them air dry-no dryer.  They iron really easily if you must.

Add warm blankets to sofas and chairs.  

I love snuggling up on the couch with a soft cozy blanket during the fall and winter time.  Especially after a long day, when we gather for a family movie or listen to a old time radio show.  I drape sherpa throws over my pink wing back chair and over my sofa then cover with pillows.

DIY Fall Home Fragrance

When I walk into my home, I want it to smell like fall.  Lately, I’ve tried to eliminate unhealthy fragrances in my home ( I’m working on the candles) and using more organic essential oils.  I love adding orange essential oil to my DIY apple cinnamon home fragrance recipe.  The fragrance simmers in my mini crockpot all day and makes my home smell like Christmas!

Decorate with pumpkins.

This year, Hadara decorated my kitchen and living room for me because I was sick with my gastritis issues in October.  She used the pumpkin we picked at the pumpkin patch to make a table centerpiece.  Hadara also placed white mini pumpkins we bought at Trader Joes all around the living room.  Every year, we put out our special leaves candle holders and decorate the bakers rack in the kitchen with our special Thanksgiving plaque I bought the first year Ruben and I were married.  Also, I add a new fall printable to my picture frame.  This year it’s all about being thankful. I’m so proud of Hadara for taking on the decorating job this year.  As she grows up, she reminds me how sweet and creative she is around the home and I’m glad I gave her the opportunity to be apart of the fall decorating.

Attitude of gratitude

Fill your home with thankfulness, generosity and gratitude.  Since the beginning of November, I’ve been writing in my gratitude journal.  It’s changed my life.  My heart and attitude sets the atmosphere for the home.  When I start my day off with a grateful heart, it will overflow on the rest of my family.   I can either choose to have my home flow with an atmosphere of complaining, pity and negativity OR gratefulness, love and positivity.  Wearing my Thankful Grateful Blessed tee also reminds me to be consider it all joy!

Creating a fall atmosphere in your home can be simple.  Take the little things you enjoy to refresh your home.  The holidays are upon us and soon we’ll be decorating for Christmas and Hanukkah (Yes, we celebrate both).

What are some ways you create a fall atmosphere in your home?  Comment below, I’d love to know what you do!





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Fall Refresh Your Children’s Closet

Apple Cinnamon Home Fragrance DIY 

Pumpkin Spice French Toast 

Free Thanksgiving Spelling Words Pack

Free Fall Bucket List Printable


It’s fun to make a list of things to do when October begins.  My family loves everything that Fall weather brings. The events, sights, smells and tastes. A time of harvest, nature, and getting outside on cool nights.

That’s why I created a Fall bucket list that’s fun for the whole family.  The kids will have fun checking off each thing they do.  It’s perfect for little ones who can’t read yet, because they can follow along with the cute graphics.  Hope your family has fun using this checklist!

Download your Free Fall Bucket List here.

What are some things you’d like to do with your family this fall?

Free Fall in Love Wall Art Printable


I love to decorate for Fall.  I also love using word wall art to showcase my creativity.  I created this pretty sign “Fall in Love” for my home and wanted to share it with you.  What a perfect way to add some fall decor to your home that doesn’t cost a cent.  Just download, print, and add to a 8 x 10 frame.  I display mine in my kitchen on top of my baker’s rack.  You can see how I decorated my kitchen and get some more fall inspiration when you hop over to my post, 5 Easy Fall Decor Ideas.

Download your free Fall printable here.

How are some ways you decorate your home for Fall?


5 Easy Fall Decor Ideas and Free Fall Printable

Time for Fall!  I’ts my favorite time of the year.  Even though it’s still warm here in the desert, I felt that urge to pull out all the fall decor and put away the summer blue coastal decor.  After all it was the last day of summer and while we were preparing for Sukkot, it just made sense. What a fun project!  Plus it’s all on a budget.  Yes!

I never unpacked my Fall decor box since our move, so it was easy to find.
Do any of you have a box like this?  Well I’m sort of organized.  So it’s not in a nice clear tub, oh well!

Oops! I labled it “Thanksgiving”.  Ha ha, the things you’ll do when you are packing.

How to Decorate a Baker’s Rack for Fall?
I first started with my bakers rack in our kitchen/dining area.  This is one of my oldest pieces of furniture we bought when we were first married.  This piece has been used for various things and in many rooms.  It’s so adaptable and since I don’t have a china cabinet, it’s my special piece that gets to be all decked out for the seasons.  

Now, I love victorian decor with a little bit of French country, modern trend and some retro 50’s in there.  It’s fun to mix it all in.  So here we go! 

I have a picture frame I painted white and embellished it.  I change it out when I feel like it.  Sometimes I just put scrapbook paper inside and use a dry erase marker and write whatever I want.  This time, I changed it for fall and created my own printable which I’m so excited about because I’m sharing it with you!  

I have pottery dishes that my sweet Grandmother gave me when I was a little girl.  I’ve kept them and they always look so pretty with fall decor, special tea cups, I’d say!

I enjoy displaying my white tea pot and placed underneath is a pretty crocheted pot holder.
I love orange and green for fall.  
Orange leaves mixed with blues is pretty.
 Country mixed with pretty white dishes. 
I display my Precious Moments tea pot for Fall every year. 

I layer my dishes to make room for them all! Here are some more of my pottery that I received from my Grandmother.  
I love this crocheted apron from my Grandmother that was made in the 
1950’s.  I display this by simply hanging it and tying it with a pretty bow. 

I had extra leaves from dollar store and just tied them onto a string of flat lace to make a simple garland.  I love using flat vintage laces for garland.  

Project Baker’s Rack finished! 
As you can see I added my cute little pumpkin on the very top!  I’ll be adding more as we get closer to Thanksgiving, but for now, it’s all about gently ushering in the Fall season. 

Fall Centerpiece
Now on to the table scheme.  I love adding orange, green and earthy colors.  
I created this with some beans at base.  That’s it.  Very earthy, I might say. Simple it is. And we must not forget our candles!  

Deck the Mirrors
Adding a pretty fall piece to any mirror hanging in your home gives it that Victorian holiday flair.

Apple Pear Cinnamon Delight
Want a yummy fall treat for the family? This is great mixed in hot oatmeal or just as a side dish. Here’s an easy peasy fun treat you could make in your sleep!

Apple Pear Cinnamon Delight RECIPE:
2 apples
2 pears
1 TBSP cinnamon
2 TBSP of lemon or lime juice 
1 TBSP powdered sugar

Chop up fruit.  Combine in bowl.  Drizzle lime/lemon juice over top.

Sprinkle Cinnamon and powdered sugar. 
Mix before serving.  

I hope you were inspired by my Fall ideas! 
These are just a few ideas for you to get started and to use what you already have in your own home.  It pays to keep all of the seasonal items together and organized by colors.  I enjoy seeing how others decorate their home for Fall too.  Here are some links for more fall inspiration.

Autumn Home Decorating Ideas:

Here at the little Pink casa, we are so ready for Autumn.  Now, just got to get my fall wreath on the door.  🙂 

Have you started decorating for Fall yet?  

Which one of my fall ideas was your favorite? 

 Are you going to use my FREE Fall in Love printable?  

Blessings and Shalom, 

Visit me on Pinterest and Follow my Autumn board for more ideas.  

“Be glad, O people of Zion, rejoice in the LORD your God, for he has given you the autumn rains in righteousness. He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before.”
Joel 2:23 NIV

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