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There are so many reasons to be excited for fall, from cosy evenings to delicious homely food and our favourite TV shows returning. One of our favourite things about fall is preparing our home for the darker evenings. Whether you need some inspiration for your dorm room at Uni or whether you’re lucky enough to have the whole house to yourself, there are so many cute ways to dress up your space this season!
In summer, we love light, bright, airy rooms with fruity scents and thinner sheets, but it’s time to switch it up a little bit. There’s nothing better than coming in from the cold, shivering and clinging to your jacket, and strutting into a room that oozes comfort, warmth and seasonal goodness. Strip off that soaking raincoat and enjoy these ways to prepare your home for fall.
#1 Start with the scents
We love clean, citrus scents for summer, but there’s nothing better than coming home to warm spiced smells in the fall. You can opt for a warm, fruity diffuser like Dr vranjes chinotto pepe diffuser 250ml from The Conran Shop that contains citrus, bergamot and mandarin with spicy cardamom, nutmeg and saffron and will continue working in your home while you’re at work. Or you can invest in a gorgeously scented candle to light when you get home like this Incense & Embers candle from Jo Malone.
#2 Wall decorations
Don’t underestimate the power of wall decorations, girls. They can make your room feel like an entirely different place! Invest in a cute piece of wall art like this LOVE print by CloudWalkerStudios on Etsy, or cut or tear out your favourite bits from magazines. In the cold weather you can’t beat a twinkling st of fairy lights, either. You can always get some from a local discount store or invest in these cute and affordable Magic Gem Fairy Lights from Urban Outfitters. String them up on your wall or around your bed frame for instant twinkly goodness.
We all have our favourite bedspreads, but you might want to get a new quilt or throw for the season. As well as being super warm and cosy, they can update your old favourite sheets. Try this Houndstooth Blanket from Zara Home if you need extra cosiness in the evenings or purchase this amazing Sheepskin Rug from Oliver Bonas and use it all year round, draped on a desk chair or for extra snugness lay it out across the floor.
Of course you can always DIY your own home decor, stringing paper chains together, spray painting vases bronze and marbling jewellery dishes are all the kinds of things a crafty girl could easily put their hands to. We like to try our hands at stringing things up and using glue, but when all else fails you can’t beat a beautiful flower in an even more beautiful vase, like this Small Glass Vase From H&M Home. We love this ring dish from Kate Spade, too. Accessories can be anything from cute perfume bottles to shells you collected on the beach in summer.
Decorating your home for fall can be one of the most fun parts of adapting for the new season. Even if you just look for cute free bits and bobs to put on your shelves and string a few leaves together, scents, sights and sounds that change to reflect the season will help you jump out of bed in the morning and have you heading for home with a spring in your step.