Though September still means summer for Texans, the promise of crisp, breezy days has us dreaming of cozy sweaters and hot apple cider. It’s time to have a little fun ushering in the new season with your home decor, even if the weather is still too warm to break out your favorite sweater just yet.
Try a few of these low-maintenance updates to transition your space from summer’s end to the start of autumn.
It’s prime time for that rustic-luxe vibe that seems to instantly cozy up a space. Autumnal accents—like gourds displayed in your favorite vases or flowers swapped for a leafy bouquet—immediately conjure up images of everyone’s favorite fall traditions. Many of these natural accents enjoy a greater lifespan than the delicate flowers that adorned your space during the summer months, so you’re bound to enjoy them for many weeks to come.
It’s time for the quintessential fall addition: throw blankets. Now is not the time to hold back, so indulge your affinity for all things chunky and knitted, and toss a few throws over furniture for an instant cozy feel. Displaying your collection on ladders or stacked in baskets works well, too, and keeps these items handy for cooler evenings.
And not just with your favorite flannel/jacket combo. Layering works well when it comes to home décor. Try adding an extra-fluffy area rug atop your usual floor covering for a little additional texture. Also, consider tossing a few more pillows into the mix for those many evenings spent indoors, and switching out your window sheers for a heavier drape that will help keep the heat.
Let there be light.
From your favorite fall-scented candles to twinkling lights in your bedroom or hallway, ambient lighting becomes more important as the days grow shorter. With less natural light, you may want to opt for something that’s a little more inviting than your usual overhead fixtures. Twinkling lights are a cinch to hang and add tons of playful character to a space.
Create a coffee nook.
Or tea, or hot cider… whatever your warm beverage of choice may be, bringing out your favorite mugs for display on small, mounted hooks or a DIY corkboard lends a boho-coffeehouse feel to your home and keeps all the essentials handy for that next cup o’ Joe.
Usher in the new season with gusto as you prepare your home for the festive months ahead. Just because the Texas weather hasn’t caught up just yet doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the season!