How to Transition Your Home from Summer to Fall

By Haris

Fall is officially here, which means it’s time to pack away your flip flops and shorts, take down the nautical summer decorations, and bring autumn into your home. If you’re looking for easy ways to transition your home into the fall, there are tons of great ideas — whether you’re a crafty DIY person looking for new projects or a candle lover seeking fall fragrances and seasonally-themed items, like a Scorpio candle

Here are some easy ways to transform your home into a cozy, autumn haven.

Assess Your Seasonal Decorations

Before you start to incorporate fall-inspired decor into your home, assess which decorations are giving off the biggest summer vibes. You might display items with flip flops, pineapples, or nautical designs. These are themes pertaining to summer. As fun as these decorations can be, they’re not creating that cozy fall environment that makes you think of nights curled up with a blanket next to the fireplace sipping tea. Determine which decorations currently are summer-themed and replace those with more fall-appropriate items.

Switch Up the Curtains and Pillows in Your Home

Curtains and decorative pillows are one of the easiest ways to change up the ambiance. Even if your current throw pillows are more neutral colored or appropriate year-round, try looking for pillow covers in earthy tones and fall shades — like tan, burgundy, and burnt orange. If you have curtains in your living areas or bedrooms, you can swap these out for warmer autumnal shades. Be careful not to select a fabric that’s too dark, however, or you may prevent too much light from entering the room, creating a dark atmosphere. You want to keep the room light and warm. Sheer curtains are a great way to accomplish this effect.

Decorate with Seasonal Candles

Who doesn’t love lighting up a good candle? Especially when you’re trying to set the cozy vibe. There are dozens of candle fragrances that induce feelings of fall. For those born during this season, seek out a zodiac candle like a Scorpio candle or Virgo candle. These beautiful items have unique fragrances to remind you of fall, and they’re crafted to your specific birthdate. Mystical zodiac items are also perfect to display around Halloween.

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Make a Festive Fall Wreath for Inside or Out

Though many people display wreaths year-round, fall is the perfect time to add one to your front door or inside your home. Creating your own fall wreath is simple. Purchase a base and a few different varieties of fake fall flowers and plants. If you want to incorporate more unique flowers not traditionally associated with fall, look for flowers in autumnal shades — like yellow and orange. Place your floral arrangement on the wreath base and use a glue gun to complete the project. 

Add Seasonal Decorations to Common Spaces

Another quick way to transition your home from summer to fall is by breaking out that Halloween and fall decor! If you don’t have a cinnamon broom, this is a must-have autumn home accessory. Cinnamon brooms give off a — unsurprisingly — cinnamon scent that will make any one think of fall. They also make a unique decoration. Halloween or fall-related knickknacks can be placed on shelves, tables, and mantels for small but essential additions to your decor. And, while pumpkins are often associated with Halloween, they are the perfect item to display all season — real or fake!

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Get Crafty

Making a wreath is one of the many fall crafts you can do to transform your home into the perfect autumn retreat. If you’re the type of person who loves DIY projects, this is the perfect way to personalize your fall decor. Purchase a few mini pumpkins and paint them to create your fall aesthetic or make your own pumpkins out of fabrics. Knitting the ultimate cozy blanket is another way to incorporate crafting, functionality, and aesthetic into your fall home decor. The options for fall crafts are endless!

Incorporate Blankets into Your Living Room

When fall rolls around, everyone seems to have their favorite blanket to curl up under. We often hide blankets in closets or chests, but the fall is a great time to break those blankets out and make them part of the decoration. Cozy white or tan blankets can lay delicately on your ottoman or artfully draped across the back of your couch or on a chair. This will give your living area that extra coziness — plus, you’ll always have a blanket nearby when you’re ready to cozy up with a mug of tea and a good book.

Get in the Fall Spirit

For many people, fall is the best time of the year. The hot summer days have passed and the cold winter isn’t upon us yet. Time to enjoy the breezy days, falling leaves, and seasonal activities. And what better way to get into the spirit than to make your home seasonally appropriate. Try some of these tips like DIY projects, autumn-colored decorations, and seasonal candles like a Libra candle to set the tone.


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