Ready to welcome fall to your home?
For so many people, fall is a favorite season – maybe because of the fall leaf color and cooler temperatures. Or maybe it’s because of apples, pumpkins and hayrides.
Whatever the reason, one thing’s for sure, though – fall speaks to our senses in a special way.
Just the mere thought of fall makes me hear the crunch of walking through falling leaves. I think back to high school football games and pulling gooey pumpkin guts out of jack o lanterns with my kids.
Fall is sandwiched in the sweet spot right between the long, lazy days of summer and all of the festive hustle and bustle of Christmas.
To help welcome the season to your home, September’s the perfect time to start packing away all of your summer décor:
- Take this month to pack up your beach towels and dig out your cozy throw blankets.
- Put away seashells and display some pumpkins.
- Trade your summer-inspired candles for spice-scented ones.
- Start transitioning away from salads to soups.
Welcome fall with your senses
One of my own favorite ways to create a haven is to appeal to the senses. I’ve found that it’s one of the easiest, quickest, yet most effective ways to make a home comfy and cozy.
To welcome fall by making your home feel all warm and cozy, use your senses for some inspiration.
Feeling hungry? Fall is the absolute perfect time to treat your taste buds to so many amazing flavors.
From apple cinnamon to pumpkin spice, make sure to get fill of your favorite seasonal foods.
And don’t forget to start serving hot drinks that will warm you up! From apple cider to hot tea or cocoa, use hot drinks to feel cozier at home.
If you like crisp fall air, you’ll also want to grab blankets for cozying up.
With cool nights and warm days, it’s also the perfect time of year for layers – both for your clothing and your home.
While pumpkins are an obvious addition to the inside and outside of your home in the fall, also use fall colors in your furnishings and decorating.
Add more oranges, yellows, reds and browns – in your throw pillows, throw rugs, welcome mats, and candles.
This is such a great time of year for smells in your home! You can diffuse a mix of essential oils like orange and clove.
Or, simply make a simmer pot on your stove by boiling one orange peel, five or six whole cloves, and one cinnamon stick in a pot of water.
Candles help make homes look and smell cozier.
And, while this may not always come to mind, you can use scented soaps to add fall fragrance to your home.
As soon as Labor Day’s over, I made the switch to Mrs. Meyer’s Apple Cider hand soap and dish soap. And once October’s here, I’ll make another switch to Mrs. Meyer’s Pumpkin hand soap.
By using a scented hand soap in my bathroom and kitchen, I’m able to add fantastic seasonal smells that aren’t too overpowering.
Because I have a hard time finding Mrs. Meyer’s soaps in my local stores – and other cleaning supplies I love to use in my home – I order from Grove Collaborative.*
(My usual Grove order includes laundry detergent, refills of Mrs. Meyer’s hand soap, and shampoo.)
To help you welcome fall, Grove Collaborative has an offer for Home to a Haven readers … When you place your first order from Grove, you’ll get a FREE Mrs. Meyer’s gift set. For more information or to nab your free offer, click here!
As you focus on what you can see, smell, touch and taste in your home, you’ll find that it’s fun to treat yourself to what’s unique about fall.
What are some of your favorite ways to welcome fall to your home?
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