A cool breeze, changing leaves, the smell of pine and the telltale signs of Christmas just around the corner—the season of cosy is officially here! Every Fall you probably make some seasonal swaps in your wardrobe, like trading your airy flip-flops for some toasty scarves, but what about your home decor?
Updating your decor is not only a great way to make the most out of the cooler season, but it is perfect to instantly transform the aesthetic of your home! And the best part is it doesn’t have to be difficult.
Here are our top 8 favourite ways to transform your home this Fall.
Refresh Your Bed
When you’re looking to give your bedroom a quick update, one of the best places to look is toward your bed. It is not only the focal point in most bedrooms, but it is the perfect place to curl up with a cup of hot tea and a good book on those chilly days.
Change up your bedding. Whether this means adding a simple throw blanket, changing out your accent pillows, or doing a complete overhaul, it is amazing how much new bedding can impact a bedroom. Our personal favourite is the Artisan Homeware Bundle. This curated collection comes with everything you need for a stylish and comfortable sleep, plus the brass and burgundy accents are a contemporary dream palette for Fall, Winter!
Make It SCENTsational
The best room decor and homeware should appeal to all the senses, so don’t forget about scent!
How To: Invest in a few yummy smelling candles. Scents like cinnamon, apple, and pumpkin can really get you into the spirit of the season, plus the dim light of a candle creates the perfect ambiance for a bit of relaxation. Not into candles? Consider a diffuser with cinnamon or clove oil for a bit of DIY aromatherapy.
Revitalize Your Walls
If your walls are feeling a bit lackluster, now is a great time to invest in some art. We aren’t suggesting that you splurge on an original (unless you want to, of course!), but there are a few other easy ways to spruce up your walls.
How To: Try incorporating a few prints. Prints are not only a great way to add some personality and style to a room, but a new print can also instantly change a room.
Don't fancy yourself an artist? a great way to find something new for your wall can be from browsing the local markets or from Auffies print add ons. We source our favourite seasonal styles to help bring a room together.
Sure, transforming your home for Fall is partly about embracing the new, but it also about letting go of what no longer serves you and your home. Take note from the trees shedding their leaves and think about everything you own.
How To: Keep what you need and love, then consider donating the rest. While you are swapping out those flip flops for scarves, a great place to start this process is in your closet. You should also consider organizing everything at this point and a Wardrobe Essentials Add-On, can be a great tool for this process.
Add a little extra light to your space
The weather is getting colder and the days are getting shorter, which means artificial lighting use is on the rise. While getting a new lamp can help refresh any room, simply changing out the lightbulb on an old lamp can also have a big impact.
How To: If you are aiming for a cosier feel, use a warm tone bulb in your lamp. Tend to feel a little glum when there’s less sun? Try a bulb that simulates daylight to lift your spirits. Another great trick is adding a mirror to brighten your space, reflecting the existing light a mirror can make a space feel lighter and bigger.
Embrace Farmer’s Market Finds
At Auffie we strongly believe in ethically sourced and eco-friendly products, so naturally, we LOVE Farmer’s markets. They’re a great place to score some great finds, support your local community, and reduce your carbon footprint.
How To: Seasonal produce isn’t just delicious in Fall recipes; it also makes for some gorgeous zero-waste home decor! Pumpkins are the tried-and-true traditional decor of Fall but don’t forget about apples, gourds, squash, corn, and wheat. This is also a great opportunity to find some Fall houseplants. Plant them in a gold or brass pot, like the ones found in the Artisan Add A Little Decor Bundle, to instantly infuse any room with a little bit of glamour and Fall flair.
Dress Up Your Table
Wondering where to put all your amazing Farmer’s market finds? The kitchen table is a great place to consider!
How To: Change up the look to reflect the season by creating a centrepiece with your produce and/or plants. If you’re really looking to make an impact, go for a table runner that incorporates seasonal greenery to add a delicious aroma to your room as well.
Although shopping for new seasonal homeware can be a thrill, sometimes homemade creations make for the most unique décor—and experiences! and we always encourage to only buy things you love and need!
How To: We’ve already touched on making your own art, but what about other projects for the home? If you aren’t much of a painter you could try making your own wreath or grab a basket or glass vase, like the ones from the Minimalist Add A Little Decor Bundle, and fill it with some mini pumpkins
Incorporating a few of these easy updates into your home decor this fall can help transform your space into a cosy haven. Now the only thing missing is a few pumpkin spice lattes!