Changing our homes to reflect season to season, doesn't need to be complicated nor cost you too much money. No matter your budget or style there are simple ways to help welcome the cooler weather into our homes.
Use the change of seasons as your starting point and go through the areas of your home that require seasonal rotation.
Rotate your wardrobe.
Out with summer clothes, in with fall!. Set an appointment on your calendar for a weekend when your whole family will swap summer wardrobes for fall.
When you switch clothes for the seasons, get rid of clothes and shoes that:
Fall and winter are a great time to donate coats and warm clothes to local shelters or charities or to offer hand-me-downs to friends and family.
Bring out scarves, gloves, hats, sweaters, jackets, boots and the essentials for your daily routine.
Add warmth to your bedroom.
A quick way to add warmth to your room without changing out furniture or changing your color scheme is to simply add some warmth and texture with pillows, blankets. Notice above the colour scheme is pink, orange and white. You could also add some rugs to your floors to make a warmer and cozy feeling.
Beds are perhaps the easiest thing in the home to change for the seasons. Sheets are relatively inexpensive these days and so why not have a few on hand to accompany the changing of the seasons. Perhaps flannel is what you are after for a warmer, cozier feel during the cooler days of fall. Toss on a few blankets, even a faux fur throw to really welcome the fall!
Kitchen cabinets and pantry.
Move in the serving utensils, gravy boat, and other dish and cookware required for holiday entertaining. If you use seasonal colours or designs for sheets, towels, tablecloths, now it's the time to bring them out. Check expiration dates of food on your pantry and rotate out what hasn’t been eaten.
Set your tables with warmer colours. Add candles and fresh fruit, gourds or pumpkins in autumnal hues. You could buy decorative pumpkins in silver and gold tones, for a more formal look.
Create pretty displays with decorative pines or pumpkins.
Using natural resources, you can create warm and visually appealing displays. Combine candles with fruit, pumpkins, gourds or nuts and arrange them in wooden boxes and crates, plates, platters or trays and place them around your home. The warm glow created by candle light makes any home feel comfortable and warm.
Make a cozy livingroom.
Visuals aren’t the only thing that contribute to your home’s overall style; the scents it's filled with are surprisingly influential when it comes to how you and others feel in your space. Winter months are great for warm, rich scents like cinnamon, pine and vanilla, while warmer months lend themselves to breezy aromas like floral and citrus. And the beauty of this idea is that all you need is a candle or essential oil diffuser for a complete home scent makeover. Enjoy transitioning your home with the seasons!