Interior Design

Fall Refresh

10 simple ways to revamp your home for fall

Spring may be a time for renewal, but Fall is for refreshing. After a long, hot summer, I am so energized to add cozy autumn hues and make a big pot of soup. Here is a list of easy updates that gets your ready for the Autumn season.

  1. Pantry Overhaul: it’s time to toss anything that has expired and donate the non-perishable food that you won’t use to a food pantry.  Load up on ingredients for stews, soups, and one pan roasting dishes full of fall vegetables.
  2. Throw Pillows: change out your throw pillows for those in rich autumn colors.  This change gives a home an immediate warm and cozy feel.
  3. Purge Clothing: if you haven’t worn it in a year, you probably won’t. If damaged toss it, otherwise donate or sell.  I use thredup.com for pieces that are in great shape, and still in style.  You won’t get rich, but it might pay for a dinner out.
  4. Light Candles: Buy candles in warming scents like sage, cinnamon, apple, pumpkin and pomegranate Cozy up with a book, warm slippers and soft throw blanket.
  5. Update Bedding:  depending on the what part of the country you live in, swap out you sheets for soft flannel and update your comforter or quilt with a new fall pattern.
  6. Read More Books: stack books by your nightstand to encourage reading under a comfy blanket with a cup of hot tea.
  7. Dried Flowers: Add texture to your home with beautiful dried flowers. They add an earthiness that is both comforting and subtle.
  8. Matte Pottery: update your built-ins or shelves with matte colored pottery in a variety of shapes and sizes.
  9. Chunky Throw: Add a textured or cable-knit throw to your sofa or favorite chair for nights by the fireplace.
  10. Fall Wreath: Add a brightly colored wreath to your front door and you can never have too many pumpkins.

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