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1. Create Your Canvas
Create space for Fall by simply going around your home and look for anything that could be easily swapped or leans towards Summer. Items such as pastels, bright colors, or seasonal blooms are an easy start. Removing crisp white linens and pillows, too.
2. Pull in Natural Elements
The most obvious way to instantly transition to fall is by pulling in natural elements. However, you don’t have to go hog wild! Little accents of the following can be very sophisticated and clean, and save you money:
- Seasonal Fruits (Apples, Pears)
You can easily style these in bowls, trays, or vases and make it your hero area of a coffee table, nightstand, or dining table!
3. Change Your Scents
Fall is the most popular time for those warm, rich scents. Starting out, switch out your fruity light scents for something a little heavier. Then, as you approach October and November, really pull in the hints of cinnamon. I highly recommend diffusing oils or non toxic candles to ensure the best quality of air in your home! A few favorite fall essential oil blends of mine:
- Orange, Frankincense, Bergamont
- Nutmeg, Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Stress Away
- Nutmeg, Northern Lights Blue Spruce, Orange
- Cedarwood, Idaho Blue Spruce
4. Pull in Knits & Woven Textiles
The key to attainably transitioning is through your knits and woven textiles. Switch out your accent pillows, throws, napkins, runners etc for warm colors and textures like faux fur, plaid/flannel, knits and wovens. You don’t have to throw the obvious orange and red, you can utilize blues and greens, too – and, of course, neutrals!
5. Layer, Layer, Layer
The next step is to add depth and layering, but toe the line of cluttering your spaces. The season is all about cozying up, so this design element instantly gives a Fall feel no matter what pieces you own. For example, a cluster of 3 pillows instead of two or adding in a knit throw on the end of your bed can add just the right amount of warmth without overdoing it.
6. Incorporate Warm Lighting
Spring and Summer are all about natural, light and airy feels with the sun shining. Your decor will naturally take care of this aspect to an extent by dimming spaces with heavier curtains and linens. However, incorporating candles (I recommend wax electric vs. real) can provide instant warmth to a corner of your home. The feel of a little flicker in the corner as you cozy up on the couch can go such a long way. As an added bonus, they carry right through winter, too!
7. Pull in all the Brass Tones
If you’re new here, I am a huge fan of brass tones. While I believe they are a non-seasonal piece, they are especially key to incorporate in the Fall to play off your warm tones OR provide a way to pull warm tones in. From candlesticks, to bowls, frames and more – you’ll instantly feel happier with brass (and gold) accents around.
8. Change Artwork
This is my ending tip for all seasons. There’s so much affordable art out there that makes this an attainable update. For instance, on an art ledge, console, or gallery wall, pull in prints or photos that incorporate Fall natural elements or your favorite memories from over the years. You don’t have to go entirely literal here, even switching up a color of a print or something more abstract can tie your space together!