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 Jane.com. 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.
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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