The morning sun is taking a little longer to rise, and in the evening, it darts away earlier and earlier. With some breezes, there is a familiar coolness to offer relief from summer days. In higher altitudes, there may be hues of reds, oranges, and yellows dotting the green of tree canopies. Soon, it will be time for pumpkin patches, crisp apples, and raking leaves as they gracefully fall to the ground. While spring traditionally gets the glory and praise of renewal and refreshment, fall is a time of transition and change, setting the stage for the eventual blooms and bursting of new life. Despite fall being a relatively popular season in any year, it would seem that more people are longing for cooler weather, the joy the holidays bring, and a signal that an undeniably difficult year may be nearing its end. If you are ready to fully embrace the feeling of fall, one of the areas you may turn your attention to is your home.
A cozy, warm, and inviting home is a cornerstone of the fall season. Home is where your mind and body can recover after a full day of fall-themed fun while bringing its own atmosphere of seasonal ambiance. Here are some easy ways to welcome fall into your home.
Set the scene with scent
Everyone knows that the fall season comes with an array of autumn scents. From the delicious smells of sweet treats like warm pumpkin pie to simmering cider, there is no quicker way to transition your space from summer to autumn than by filling it with quintessential fall scents. Whether you choose classic fragrance delivery methods like pumpkin spice or vanilla bean candles, clove and orange essential oils in an oil diffuser, special autumn aroma plugins, or a simmering pot of apple slices and cinnamon sticks on the stove, you can easily fill your home with the smell of fall.
Absolutely nothing says fall like festive treats. Whether sweet or savory, the autumn season comes with a wealth of traditional fall foods. Channel your inner chef, or baker, and delight your family with delectable delights. Nothing will gather your loved ones around the kitchen table like warm pumpkin bread or apple pie fresh out of the oven. Cuddling up on the couch with a delicious candy apple or a handful of candy corn popcorn will make your scary movie marathon feel like a return to your childhood. Or, if you spend your day outside enjoying cooler weather, a simmering crockpot of chili or hot apple cider can warmly greet you upon your return to the indoors. No matter what type of fall treat is your favorite, there are plenty of recipes online to make your fall especially sweet.
Dial up the cozy
After full days of balancing work and home life or simply enjoying the splendor of fall leaves, nothing beats unwinding in a comforting space. Ensure your family’s safe haven has the right balance of coziness and function to enjoy the time spent at home. To keep warm during the coming chilly evenings, use fall-hued throws to add soft comfort to your space, or up the wow factor with the soft glow of an electric fireplace on your wall or inlaid into a media console. If warmth is already covered, focus on little touches like autumn-inspired throw pillows or creating the perfect ambient lighting with perfectly placed lamps.
No matter how you choose to celebrate fall, you can easily bring your fall style home through scents, treats, and cozy comfort. If you find yourself in need of inspiration, you can find plenty of ideas and delicious fall recipes on Pinterest. Happy fall y’all.