The air is crisp, the days are getting shorter and Starbucks is making pumpkin spice lattes. Yes, fall is here, which means it’s time to sprinkle your home with fall décor. You may not have a whole lot of interior space in your apartment, but you can still bring autumn warmth.
Here are just a few ways to fill your living space with the sights and smells of the year’s most cozy season.
Throws and Pillows and Blankets, Oh My
Kill two birds with one stone (keeping warm and decorating for fall) by putting some beautiful throws and comfy blankets out on display. There’s nothing better than cozying up with an earth-toned blanket on a lazy day. To create a “fall vibe” in your home, go for classic prints, like plaid, and materials like chunky cable knit. We especially love this one from Pier One Imports, this cable knit throw from Wayfair, or this inexpensive pumpkin throw pillow.
Light Those Candles
As the days get darker, you’ll need a little more light in your house to lift your spirits. Gather tea lights, votives, and rustic lanterns! Buy fall-scented candles to make your apartment feel (and smell) like an autumn haven. (Just don’t forget to blow them out before you go out or go to bed!)
Using mini pumpkins as accents for your home is such a cute way to welcome fall into your home! You can buy all different colors, shapes, and sizes from Trader Joe’s (here in California) or any grocery store throughout the U.S.
Make a Wreath
Dress up doors, windows, or even an empty space above your stove or mantel with a colorful fall wreath. You can buy them rather inexpensively, or make one yourself using cobs of corn, mini pumpkins, zucchini, berry garlands, or autumnal flowers to add splashes of orange, reds, yellows, and browns. Get some wreath ideas here.
If you have a banister or a mantle, run a beautiful berry garland along the wood to make just the right fall statement.
Create a Fall Centerpiece for Your Table
Decorate your table with a homemade centerpiece made from fall flowers, pumpkins, leaves, pine cones, and of course, candles. All you’ll really need is a few fall elements, a tabletop, and some imagination to create something that looks festive at every meal. Or, simply place different sizes of fall vegetables, gourds, pumpkins, etc. on the dining room table for a (cost-effective) centerpiece.
Use dahlias, ranunculus, and foraged clippings from your yard, even leaves, and branches. Then style them in a simple vase, or rustic pot (depending upon the size of your arrangement) to create an arrangement that would look perfect on your mantel.