It’s almost that time. I can smell it. I can feel it. Fall is officially here on September 23rd. Summer is my boo, but I think Fall just might possibly be my #1! Here are some ways that I welcomed Fall to our home. Easy things you can do without spending a ton of money. Just simple touches that make a BIG difference.
1. Mini KonMarie Method
Marie Kondo suggests removing everything from the space you’re working on. This sounds extreme, I know. But once you get into it – it’s actually kinda fun. Or am I just really old and look forward to cleaning these days? Put on some good beats. Pour a big ass glass of wine. And get down. I try and do this seasonally, as it’s a lot of work and take some time. I take out all my decor. Leaving the heavier pieces (couch + armoire + mirror) Everything else goes to another room. Dust. Vacuum. And gradually add things back. In different place. I like to “shop” my home and pull things from other rooms. Add things as they “spark joy” Then if you feel like you need to fill in some spaces. Go to Target! Trust me. Ha! Then make sure you hit up Trader Joe’s on the way home for some pumpkins. They have THE best selection!
2. Clean the Couch
Rotate the sofa cushions. Fluff them all up. Bust out the vacuum and go all out. You’d be amazed at how much of a difference this makes. It makes the couch look so fresh. I do this almost monthly. My couch is old, but I’m not ready to pull the trigger on a new one just yet.
3. Throw Blankets + Pillows
Pull out all the heavier fall + winters blankets. Kinda like you’re sweaters. I pack mine up in my closet or under my bed in a storage bin during the summer. Same as my big blankets. I love to used blankets with different textures + patterns. Although, I stay pretty neutral. Same goes with throw pillows. I did purchase a new fall lumbar pillow. But other than that, I store extra pillows just like blankets. They feel new when you add something different to the couch after being tucked away all summer.
4. Coffee Table
My Coffee table might be one of my favorite spots to decorate. It’s a small space, but makes such a statement. Freshen up the coffee table books. Rotate though books you already own. Or as I like to do – head to the library and pick up some pretty books. This is when you actually want to judge a book by it’s cover…lol. I like to incorporate something green. A faux plant. Eucalyptus. Succulent. Always a candle. Lastly, something festive. I’m really into skulls this season.
5. Adopt a Plant
In my opinion, a new plant is always a good idea. Greenery always makes me happy. I like plants on my coffee table. Dining room table. On my night stand. In the kitchen. Even bathrooms. You name it, I’ll put a plant there. Home Depot has a cool program. Keep your receipt and if your plant dies, you can take it back. Sounds kinda ghetto, but I did it for the first time recently. The store clerk told me people do it daily, they don’t mind at all. It aint no thang. And Home Depot’s house plant section is always on point. I usually can’t pick just one.
Hobnail Footed Bowl | Ferns: Home Depot
Hobnail Footed Bowl | Ferns: Home Depot
6. Make is Smell Like Fall
Swap out all your summer scents for some fresh Fall fragrances. Candle or oils. I’m in love with Trader Joe’s new Room Spritz. One of my favorite things to do this time of year, is light all my candles when I get home for the night. It not only smells amazing. It feels so homey and crazy relaxing. Weekend mornings I always look forward to going downstairs and sipping my coffee with a candle lit on my coffee table. Some of my faves for Fall:
My front porch isn’t complete just yet, but this is the rug that I’m using.
You can shop each item by clicking on the images below……
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And for my xoxostacyb readers….
Here’s a little sneak peek at a super easy + fun DIY that will be up on the blog next week.
Hope this inspires you to welcome Fall. Even if you wait till the 23rd…or October 🙂
Have a great Thursday, my friends!