Fall is just around the corner, which means the leaves will start to change into colorful, warm hues and the weather will begin to cool down. The fall season is all about being cozy and comfortable. And since it’s fast approaching, it’s time to transform your home into a more warm, inviting haven for the colder months.
5 TIPS TO HELP YOU TRANSITION YOUR HOME FROM SUMMER TO FALL
- REVAMP YOUR FRONT DOOR
The front door is the first place guests will see when they visit. Refresh your fall spirit by hanging a festive wreath or floral arrangement on your front door. To really get in the fall spirit, you can add a lovely pumpkin arrangement to your porch near your front door. This will not only add a burst of color to your porch but will also bring together the fall look.
- CHANGE UP THE DECOR
Swap out textiles and home accents to fall pieces. For example, place decorative pumpkins, gourds, pine cones, and nuts around your home to create a fall vibe. Incorporating warm hues like red, yellow, orange, magenta, and brown is a simple way to give your home that autumnal look we all know and love. Change out floral arrangements with fall flowers and switch out plates and table linens using warmer colors, candles, and fresh fruit.
- MAKE YOUR HOME SMELL LIKE AUTUMN
Fill your home with your favorite fall scents. You want to use scents that are reminiscent of the cool, crisp freshness of a fall morning. Great scents that represent autumn include apple cider, pumpkin spice, fresh pine, and cashmere. This is a great way to transition your home from summer to fall and create more inviting, warm vibes with these autumnal scents.
- DECLUTTER AND ORGANIZE
Take on some decluttering projects throughout your home including your bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom. Get rid of products and clothing you no longer use or wear. Organize the things you do use by using organizational items like baskets and bins. Put away things you’re no longer using from previous seasons such as summer clothing and decor. Place them neatly in stackable containers so that you can access them when the time comes to use them again. Other simple things you can do to save space include:
- Installing shelves
- Hanging your pots and pans
- Stacking your washer and dryer
- Getting an ottoman with storage
- Using bed risers to boost under the bed storage
- Hanging flat plastic organizers on the back of doors
- GET YOUR HOME READY
As the fall season approaches, it’s time to get your home ready for the cooler months and unpredictable weather conditions. Below are some maintenance tasks you can perform to prepare your home for autumn:
- Clean the gutters.The last thing you want is clogged gutters. To prevent this, remove leaves and other debris from your drain pipe and gutters.
- Clean your fireplace and chimney.To keep warm during the cooler months, you’re likely going to be using your fireplace. But it won’t burn effectively if it’s not clean. Clear out the ash and charred wood yourself but get a professional to clean the chimney.
- Check your heating system.You want your heating system to be in good shape if you want it to last during the fall and winter seasons. Make sure your home’s heating vents aren’t blocked or covered by furniture, carpeting, or curtains. Also, dust vents and clean all filters. For added assurance, make an appointment for an annual heating system check-up.
- Check for drafts.So that you keep warm air inside and cold air outside, you need to make sure your windows and doors are sealed. This way, you can prevent drafts caused by heat escaping from your home.
The fall weather is just about perfect, which makes it an ideal time to transform your home. Enjoy the season!