We spend the most time at home and with the season changing soon, it’s time to update some home elements to feel warmer and cozier. Whether that’s with plush blankets, warmer colors around the home, or cozy candles, embrace the season with fall home decor elements that can transform your space. Below are some tips on how to update your home for the fall season.
Deep Clean Your Home for the Colder Seasons
With the temperatures slowly dropping and the fall weather approaches, it’s the perfect time to refresh your living space with a clean and organized home.
Start by focusing on the areas that often receive less attention during routine cleaning. Do a deep clean by focusing on specific areas such as: dusting and cleaning ceiling fans, light fixtures, and changing out your air filter vents. Even removing built-up dust and fingerprints on your walls, baseboards, and door frames can give your home the refresh it needs.
Rather than going room by room, taking an organized approach can ensure you don’t miss out on any areas of opportunity. For example, start by focusing on changing out all your air vent filters, then wiping down all your fans, and move down your checklist of areas to focus on.
Out With the Old, In With the New
Preparing your closet for your fall wardrobe involves a deliberate and thorough decluttering process. Begin by pulling out all your clothing items and assessing each piece individually. Consider whether you’ve worn the item in the past year, if it still fits comfortably, and if it aligns with your personal style and the upcoming fall season. Separate your clothing into categories such as keep, donate/sell, and discard.
When reintroducing your fall wardrobe, consider the principle of layering. Keep versatile pieces that can be easily combined to create different outfits. Prioritize items that suit the changing weather, like cozy sweaters, long-sleeve tops, and transitional jackets. As you place your clothing back into the closet, organize them in a way that makes it easy to see and access everything.
Update Your Home with Seasonal Decor
Elevate the comfort of your living area by introducing plush throw blankets and cushions that invite you to snuggle in as the temperatures drop. Adding a natural and earthy feel, consider decorating your kitchen and bedroom with dried flowers, infusing spaces with rustic charm. And of course, no fall update is complete without a touch of classic style—throw in some plaid accents through cushions, tablecloths, blankets, or even seasonal fragrance to achieve that perfect blend of seasonal aesthetics and welcoming warmth. Even making small adjustments, like updating lighting to tealight candles, can instantly make a space feel ready for the cooler weather.
Sometimes it can even be helpful to make a mood board of the changes you want to make in your home. Below is a sample of some items that are currently available at Target.
Set Up Transitional Areas of Your Home
As it starts to rain, snow, hail and more, there’s always a risk you’ll end up leaving a mess in your entryway. You don’t want to bring in snow and mud from outside, so it makes sense to set up a transition area. This could just be your hallway or entranceway or, if you have the space, you could have a mudroom, use your laundry room, or even purchase Amish benches to warm up a space and create functionality. Set up a space with somewhere to sit and take off your shoes and somewhere to hang and dry your wet things. It will help keep the rest of your home tidy.
Fall and winter months can also bring with it a range of seasonal issues for your home. So it’s important to stay on top of winter maintenance like prepping your driveway or roof for ice, snow, or harsher conditions. It’s been said that it will be one of the coldest winters, according to the Farmer’s Almanac. clearing away snow from your drive and removing ice from the roof. You could find there are certain pests that increase in the winter as they seek shelter from the cold. Watch out for spiders and other bugs making their way indoors. If it’s windy or there are storms, you’ll want to check your roof regularly too. Make sure your windows and doors are all well-insulated to keep your home warm.
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Sabrina is currently in university and studying in the HR program. In her free time, you will most likely find her at the gym, boxing, at a coffee shop, or hanging out with her dog, Suga.