Ready or not…fall is here before you know it. Time to turn over a new leaf with a summer-into-fall home makeover. With a few simple tweaks and a couple of tasteful touches, you can embrace the beauty of the season in style—without spending hardly anything at all.
Greet the Season with a Festive Fall Wreath
Nothing says season’s greetings like a fall wreath for the front door. And what an invitation to get creative. Pinterest is loaded with DIY fall wreath ideas, from faux foliage to the real thing.
Cooler temps and shorter days are drawing us back to the nest. It’s only natural that soft candlelight makes the atmosphere that much cosier. Of course, if you have small children or pets, consider playing it on the safe side this season with flameless candles.
Bring the Great Outdoors In
This fall, let nature be your guide. Embrace the bounty of the season by bringing fall’s rich, robust hues and rustic elements into your home. Be it a vase of mums, a bowl of pears or apples or a sprig of twigs. Come fall, decorative inspiration is right outside your door.
Layer Cool Colors & Cozy Warmth
Talk about instant gratification. Layering on the texture and tone is such an easy, economical way to bring warmth and seasonal colour into your home. Fuzzy flokati toss pillows are just the ticket come fall—as are throws...lots of them…in shades ranging from scarlet red and burnt orange to bronze, gold, copper and jewel tones.
Fall in Love with Aromatherapy
There’s nothing like the smell of fall in the air, so here’s a scent-sational idea: fall aromatherapy. Among the easy ways to give your home aromatic magic are scented candles, oil diffusers and stovetop simmers. We love DIY scented pinecones because they smell amazing and couldn’t be easier to make.
How to make your scented pinecones:
- Lay washed pinecones on a foil-lined baking sheet and pop them in the oven at 200F for about 30 minutes.
- Once cooled, put the pinecones in a gallon Ziploc bag and sprinkle with your favourite fall-fresh essential oils (such as cinnamon, apple, orange, nutmeg). Give the bag a good shake.
- Set the bag with pinecones aside for one to two weeks to allow the scent to set.
- It’s as easy as that!