Our fall nights are long, seriously long. With daylight savings in full force and surrounded by the mountains, it gets dark at 4 o’clock in the evening. It’s the perfect time for all those home projects that you’ve been putting off as we played outside during the summer. Keep reading for 5 ways to make your home fall ready after the jump!
Cozy Up: Fall Home Edit
White walls, green plants, and wooden textures are common and the norm as far as texture goes. Our house is full of these beloved textures. However, take it a step further and add faux furs, woven rugs, velvets, and chunky knit throws. These will add variation and mix up your decor for the seasons.
Candlelight and firelight is the best.
We love soft cozy light for warmth and a golden hue. Embrace a mantle (or shelf where your TV lives) and make it the focus by surrounding it with lanterns, trimmed firewood, and taper candles. We must admit we’re obsessed with the smell of all things Anthropologie and love their signature Volcano scent. By investing in this one scented candle, we keep all other tapers unscented keeping the scent to a single note and avoiding overwhelming guests with the odor. Take the time to light the candle, put a record on, and read a fantastic book as the night goes on.
Bring the outdoors in.
Pine sprigs, eucalyptus, berries, sweet gum leaves, or fresh herbs. Transition notes of the outdoors in keeping things visually interesting and filled with life as the cloudy and rainy days of winter roll in.
Find ways to say seasonal while skipping traditional colors.
If vivid red, green, or bright orange aren’t your jam, make a point to skip traditional colors and find what works for your seasonal decor. This year for autumn we opted for guards with greens, creams, and a super light orange, perfectly working with the palettes within our home. It doesn’t scream seasonal and over the top which we love. For the Christmas season, we’ve playing with mixed metals, deep colors, and jewel tones. We literally can’t wait to share our Christmas roll out and turn all things into the North Pole.
Choose pieces you love and tell your story.
Over the years, decor has become far more about following the trends rather than building a home. I must admit as much as I love modern decor and dream of constructing my own home one day, I love the eclectic vibe our home has. Every piece has been found, thrifted, refinished or repurposed. From Craigslist finds to Goodwill candlesticks, dishes and stoneware, to antique shops, and curbside freebies, we love the pieces that fill our home. They tell our story and are perfectly eclectic.
Dress yourself for cozy nights.
Now that your house is ready, it’s only necessary to have a pair of your favorite slippers by the door and a house coat to keep you warm. Paired with our favorite cashmere sweats, you’re good to go for a cozy night in.
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Cozy throw from Hearth and Hand
Capri Blue Volcano Candle
Washed Linen Table Cloth
The Magnolia Story
What are some of the ways you prep your home for fall? (Or are you already decorating for Christmas?)
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