There’s something about fall that makes us all want to add pumpkins and gourds and all things fall to our homes. But sometimes these updates can feel a little too much like a theme park.
At StyleBlueprint, our aesthetic ranges from contemporary to traditional, but we definitely love classic and approachable. So how’s it going with the seasonal home updates for fall? Simple additions that are easy to maintain and don’t make your space look more like a kindergarten classroom than a beautiful, nurturing home!
Here are our top 10 tips for updating your home for fall!
1. Bitter and/or Orange Ilex
These two berry-covered stems are perfect for fall decor. Place some orange ilex in a bowl of mini pumpkins or wrap the pumpkins in bittersweet vine. Add them to a vase of fall flowers or let them shine on their own. Wrap them around a chandelier or use them in a cornucopia. You can even incorporate them into a wreath for your front door.
2. Mini pumpkins
From mini whites to mini oranges to mini shandy ones, nothing says “fall” faster than a bowl of miniature pumpkins on a table. Use them grouped together as a centerpiece for a dining room table or place a few in a small bowl on a coffee table. Use them stacked in a tall clear glass vase or place a single one on a stack of books or on a shelf. Mini pumpkins aren’t prone to rotting quickly, so most will last from September through Thanksgiving as long as they’re kept out of direct sunlight.
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3. Front door wreath
Fall is the perfect time to embrace the timeless tradition of hanging a wreath on your front door. From dried cotton to wreaths made entirely of dried flowers to ones adorned with tiny pumpkins and pinecones, there are so many choices to get your front door ready for the season!
4. Yellow Mums
There’s no other flower that instantly says “fall” like mums, even if you only want to buy one or two mums to flank your front door. My favorites are the yellow chrysanthemums. Why? Their color simply appears on sunny and rainy days. And, I’ve never had much luck with white moms – I don’t know why. All the other colors are pretty too, but they seem to fade more into the background than the yellows.
5. Cozy blankets
We love a cozy blanket no matter the season, but once the weather starts to turn a bit, a soft, warm blanket is always welcome. From cotton blankets to wool blankets, each has its place in your fall home. Adding plaid blankets on top of your bedding is a fun way to add a seasonal update to your bedroom as well.
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6. Dried flowers
Dried flowers are definitely having a moment, but one season they’ve always been in style is fall. From Limelight hydrangeas to yellow yarrow to dried wheat, these flowers are also nice because, obviously, they don’t need water and won’t die on you!
7. Scented candle
Fragrances cut through all the noise and hit your emotions. They make you FEEL instant comfort, and fall is all about comfort and comfort. Plus, it doesn’t have to be a pumpkin spice smell to let you know it’s fall. Think apple cider, cinnamon, cloves, eucalyptus, maple, or wood. A fall candle in the entryway and living areas helps the whole house feel like a big hug.
8. Bowl of apples
In the kitchen, replace that bowl of lemons with one filled with Granny Smith apples. Not only are they a guilt-free and tempting snack, but they also add life like a living plant. And the color? Nothing beats that!
9. Colorful taper candles
It’s fall. Remove white candles and use deep berry colors, green, navy blue. They add such a lovely fall feel to a dining table or fireplace mantle.
10. Update your dining table
Speaking of the fall table, swapping out your placemats and cloth napkins is an instant way to make every meal represent the season. Opt for plaid towels, jewel tones or traditional fall colors. If you’re not a fan of cloth napkins, consider trying them one more time. Yes, they’re a pain to wash, but if you just wash them and smooth them out to dry, and skip the dryer altogether, they’re pretty easy. You can even fold them when damp and let them dry completely in a cool place.
So! Whether it’s a bowl of green apples, orange ilex, or the glow of warm candles, there’s nothing like a few easy fall decor swaps to add some coziness to your home!
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