Time continues to fly by, and soon it will be autumn. Falling leaves, the trees changing their colors, and the holidays we associate with the season are creeping up: Halloween, Bonfire Night, and Thanksgiving.
Heralding the changing season begins at home, with your decor. Are you wondering what you can do to make your living space warmer and cozier for your family?
Here are six useful tips to get your home ready for autumn:
1. Warm Up Your Bedding
You know autumn is coming when the weather becomes colder, and your thin summer bedding is no longer enough for a comfortable and warm sleep. It’s time to bring out your heavy duvets or faux fur throw bedding to give you the warmth you need as you sleep.
You can store your crisp summer sheets and breathable comforters for next year. For the full autumn vibe, opt for duvets with autumn colors and designs.
2. Prepare Some Spicy Scents
Autumn is the season of spice. If you are a pumpkin spice latte enthusiast, use the scent of cloves, cinnamon, and apples to give your home the distinctive aroma and warmth of the season.
You can also use woody scents such as cedar and amber to complete your autumn immersion.
3. Clean the Fireplace
Autumn is the best season for cozy evenings in front of the fire. Line the immediate area with old newspapers and loosen the ashes and cinders with a shovel and broom.
Get your chimney checked for cracks and damage, and always inspect the chimney cap. Remove any blockages you see and make sure your fire alarm is working. Don’t use your fireplace unless you are sure that your household will be safe.
4. Declutter Your Closet
When the seasons change, your clothes should too. Store your summer clothing for next year, and bring out your scarves, coats, sweaters, boots, and other warmer items suitable for autumn.
Choose colors that complement the season, such as orange, red, dark purple, and brown. Opt for warmer materials, such as wool or corduroy, leather, or silk. You could use the same materials for some of your furniture and decor, too!
5. Install Warm White Curtain Lights
Longer and colder evenings often make people feel lonely, so you should add the decorative string lights to your home to brighten everything up. Ollny’s 300 LED 9.8 ft by 9.8 ft warm white curtain lights are the perfect solution!
These curtain fairy lights can brighten up your interiors all year long, and installing them during the autumn adds a festive atmosphere when celebrating the holidays.
You can drape them along your bedroom or living room walls or string them up in your trees. These decorative string lights will surely give your home a sense of autumn whimsy.
6. Clean the Kitchen
Autumn also demands pumpkin pie and spiced cookies on your table. These must-have desserts for the fall add to the cozy atmosphere. Clean your kitchen and add decorative elements to the fall atmosphere: bottles of cloves, wreaths of corn, and carved pumpkins on the shelf.
Clean your oven and prepare your spice station for baking your pumpkin pie. Set aside a shelf where you can place your jack o’ lanterns so they’ll be ready for Halloween.
Prepare for Autumn With the Best Decor
Adding LED string lights and Thanksgiving flower baskets can make your home cozier and warmer. The colorful leaves, apples, and oranges can also contribute to the color, flavor, and scent of fall in your home.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money if you want to redecorate your home for autumn; you can easily fall in love with the season with these six simple tips!