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 a great time to transform your home into a 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 an arrangement to your porch near your front door. This will add a burst of color to your porch but will also capture the fall season.
- 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. Update floral arrangements with fall flowers and switch out plates and table linens using warm colors, and candles.
- 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 an inviting, warm vibe 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 items you 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 maintenance tasks you can tackle to prepare your home for autumn:
- Clean the gutters. Avoid clogged gutters by removing leaves and other debris from your drain pipe and gutters.
- Clean your fireplace and chimney. It’s recommended to have an annual chimney inspection whether it’s gas or wood burning. In addition, a safety inspection will also be conducted during the annual cleaning.
- Check your heating system. Conduct a walkthrough of your home and inspect the vents. Ensure vents are not blocked by furniture or any other house hold items. Clean vents of dust and replace filters. Consider having and annual heating system-checkup to ensure your system is functioning optimally.
- Check for drafts. Check windows and doors for drafts and seal are in good condition. Properly sealed windows and doors will prevent drafts and limit heat escaping your home.
The fall weather is just about perfect, which makes it an ideal time to transform your home. Enjoy the season!