As the leaves begin changing colors and coffee shops reintroduce their pumpkin spice flavors, it has become clear that fall is on its way! Orange, yellow, and brown have begun popping up in decorations and attire as students have returned recently to their everyday classrooms. Life seems to return back to its normal patterns during these next months, but how can we make this transition a celebration rather than a time of coping and readjusting?
Bring Home the Scent of Autumn
Scent is one of the easiest ways to be transported, whether to an old memory or a specific feeling, a scent is a quick and simple way to alter your surroundings. Autumn has many enticing scents that embody the warmth of the season: pumpkin, apple, cinnamon, orange spice — the possibilities are endless. Light a candle or bake a warm, buttery pie to fill your home with the transformational power of scent that alters your dwelling into a cozy nook perfect for fall.
Change Your Color Palette
Even if it’s too early to sport your warm coats and knitted sweaters, the heat doesn’t have to keep you from having an up-to-date fashion sense. Luckily, autumn has many colors that are associated with it: mustard yellow, red maple, orange, brown, and plaid, so purchase those same colors in pieces that give your body room to breathe. Integrate these pieces into your current style, adding jackets and coats when necessary.
Get Out and Explore
Piling up the yellow, orange, and brown fallen leaves into giant piles and diving belly first into them is a classic tradition, and one that should be celebrated at every age, but there are plenty of other ways to make the changing seasons memorable year after year. Bring your kids to a local corn maze and watch as they giggle and explore in pursuit of an escape. Then, go on a hayride after picking fresh apples at a local orchard and delve into a pumpkin patch in search of the perfect pumpkin that you can later carve in preparation for Halloween. Whether binge watching a scary show on your comfortable sofa, or going out and getting covered in hay, do something that brings the fall season to life.
Decorate Your Home
If fall is something that makes you happy, then bring it to your home with a little imagination and innovative thinking. For decorations, you can buy fake leaves at the store, or pick real ones off the ground and make a craft out of them. Small changes give your home the ambiance of crisp wind blowing against your face and the crunch of leaves breaking under your feet. Incorporate the colors of fall into your home with items like festive throw pillows and use pumpkins as a nice conversation piece on your table or to greet guests at the front door. There are plenty of fun and affordable ways to spruce your place up in time for fall. Even just a few changes can make coming home feel like a getaway without the hassle and expense of traveling.
We can create an exciting buzz that comes with the changing leaves by working to make every day special and worth celebrating. Whether you do this by watching football on your big screen TV with your friends or doing fun crafts with your family, community is the key to having a great transition into a new season. So, grab your friends, family, and coworkers to make this seasonal transition one to commemorate.