Cozy up Your Home
Written By: Tania Taylor Griffis
Texas’s dropping temperatures, the reemergence of boots, and pumpkin-flavored everything signal fall. Just as each seasonal change introduces an updated wardrobe, homes deserve the same attention! To ease the pain of losing long summer nights and sunny days by the pool, transition your home to reflect the beauty and coziness of the fall season.
Add Some Curb Appeal
Deck out the front porch to show off your fall-ready spirit to the entire neighborhood. One quick and simple way to do this is to add a festive fall wreath to the front door. Other autumnal decor that works well on your front porch includes small hay bales, an assortment of pumpkins, and potted mums, seen at most grocery stores and nurseries this time of year. For maximum visual impact, group items in sets of three at varying heights.
Take Advantage of Nature’s Bounty
Mother Nature certainly has provided an ample dose of prettiness to autumn. Add a large bowl of pears or apples to your kitchen for tasty treats that add visual appeal. Bring pumpkins, gourds, and squash indoors, or pick up some leaves on an evening walk to adorn your mantle.
Layer in Foliage
Flowers are often mistaken for springtime-only items, but fall has its own share of abundant foliage. Mums are the quintessential plant of the season, but consider trying out eucalyptus branches or succulents for a fall-appropriate look that works anywhere in the home.
Savor the Scents
The scents of fall are distinct and warm and conjure memories of fresh-baked pies and homemade meals. Light a scented candle or diffuse some oils with cinnamon, spice, pumpkin, or notes of apple, and transform your home’s aroma almost instantly.
Layer in Plaid
Plaid a beloved fall pattern. Luckily, it comes in many colors and styles, so there is a plaid that fits every home. Wondering how to incorporate it? Add plaid pillows to your bedroom or favorite armchair, paint an abstract plaid pattern on a large canvas, or layer in some plaid cloth napkins on your dinner table for a more subtle nod to the season.
Swap Out Your Textiles
Like blankets and plaid, other textiles can factor into the fall feeling as well. Swap airy, summery curtains for darker, heavier fabrics that are just right for the cooler months. Changing out hand towels and bath mats can also set the mood for a new season, even in smaller areas of the home.