I know it's not officially Fall yet, but with Halloween items already lining store shelves, it's the perfect time to get a head start on Preparing Your Home for the Fall Season. In this blog post, I'll guide you through the process of transforming your living spaces into warm and inviting havens that capture the essence of the upcoming season. Plus, I'll share a recipe for crafting your own all-natural Fall-scented candle.
Now, don't get me wrong, I love summer, but there's just something special about Fall.
I can't help myself. I love the apple picking, bonfires, football season, pumpkin spice lattes and the smell of apple anything baking!
It's been CRAZY hot in Kansas City which leaves me craving Fall even more!
I'm so looking forward to the air giving us a hint of crispness and for nature to begin to showcase its brilliant hues.Now is the time for you to set the stage for the upcoming season within the comfort of your own home. Although autumn's arrival is imminent, it's worth noting that starting your preparations early can allow you to fully embrace the coziness that the season brings.
**1. Embrace the Early Autumn Vibe:**
With Halloween items already making an appearance, it's the ideal opportunity to start your fall transformation. Swap out those remnants of summer decor for items that exude the warmth and comfort of autumn. Begin with small touches like switching out lightweight tablecloths for ones in deeper, richer colors or patterns reminiscent of fall foliage. Jewel tones are a big hit this season.
**2. Layer on the Textures:**
Fall is all about textures that invoke a sense of warmth. Trade your summery cotton and linen throws for chunky knit blankets that beckon you to snuggle in. Consider layering area rugs in the living room and bedroom to create a plush atmosphere that's perfect for bare feet on cooler mornings. I've noticed a lot of velvet decor in the stores. I found these gorgeous velvet pillow covers on Amazon that I'm going to use for my living room pillows. I considered getting the burnt orange, but I ended up buying the dark blue as I feel I can transition into Winter decor as well using the blue.
**3. Welcome the Harvest:**
Although the harvest season is upon us, it's not just about pumpkins and gourds. Early fall is the ideal time to introduce hints of the upcoming holiday season with stylish and cozy harvest-themed decorations. Place a rustic wooden bowl filled with seasonal fruits on your dining table or a sideboard for a simple yet effective touch.
**4. Infuse Autumn Hues:**
While summer's vibrant hues were all about brightness, autumn calls for a shift towards deeper, more subdued shades. Swap out pastel throw pillows for ones in rich oranges, reds, and earthy browns. Consider incorporating autumnal shades into your artwork or photography displays.
**5. Set the Mood with Lighting:**
As the days grow shorter, lighting becomes paramount in creating a cozy ambiance. Switch out harsh overhead lights for warmer, softer options. Add table lamps with warm-toned bulbs to create pools of light that invite you to unwind with a good book and a cup of tea.
**6. Craft Your Own All-Natural Fall Candle:**
Why not add a personal touch to your fall preparations? Create your own delightful fall-scented candle with this simple recipe:
- Fall-scented essential oils (cinnamon, clove, orange, etc.)
(They must be PURE essential oils)
- Cotton wick
- Glass container or candle jar
- Double boiler or microwave-safe bowl
- Wooden stick or pencil
1. Start by setting up your workspace. Place your glass container on a flat surface and secure the cotton wick in the center using a drop of melted wax.
2. In a double boiler or microwave-safe bowl, melt the soy wax flakes. If using a microwave, heat in 30-second intervals, stirring in between until fully melted.
3. Once the wax is melted, allow it to cool slightly before adding your chosen fall-scented essential oils. Start with a few drops and adjust to your preferred strength of fragrance. Stir gently to combine.
4. Carefully pour the scented wax into your prepared glass container, leaving a small gap at the top. Keep the wick centered as you pour.
5. Use a wooden stick or pencil to keep the wick centered and upright as the wax cools and solidifies.
6. Allow the candle to cool and harden completely. This may take a few hours.
7. Trim the wick to about ¼ inch above the wax surface.
8. Your homemade all-natural fall-scented candle is ready to be lit and enjoyed!
Crafting your own candle not only adds a personal touch to your fall decor but also ensures that you're using a candle free from harsh chemicals.
I found this great candle kit on Amazon that has everything you need to try to make your own candle. The information on their sales page says the scents are developed by Master Perfumers in one of the most recognized European aroma houses. They are all IFRA-certified, paraben, and phthalate-free, and are made from a complex mix of fine fragrance and pure essential oil
Speaking of candles...If you're interested in buying a beautiful candle from a small business check out my friend's business on Instagram-Dawn to Dusk Candle Co. She makes the most beautiful candles all by hand and all with non toxic ingredients. They would make great gifts for Christmas too!
**7. Outdoor Invitations:**
While it's not yet time to hibernate indoors, you can still transition your outdoor spaces for fall. Consider adding cozy cushions and blankets to your outdoor seating, making your patio or porch a haven for crisp evenings. Don't forget to bring out lanterns or string lights to illuminate the space as darkness falls earlier.
Remember, while it might not be officially Fall, the early transition allows you to fully appreciate the beauty and comfort of the season. By making small yet intentional changes to your decor and embracing the cozy touches of autumn, you'll be well-prepared to welcome the fall season with open arms. So go ahead, let the hues, scents, and textures of autumn inspire your home's transformation today.