Fall is officially upon us, which means autumn leaves, cooler temperatures, and cozy nights with a hot cup of homemade apple cider. The changing season has many of us feeling inspired to switch up our routines and enjoy the things that come with this time of year. If you’re looking for some ways to take advantage of this beautiful season, look no further. Here are five simple ways to get into the fall spirit:
1. Refresh Your Space
One of the best ways to start off a new season is by switching up your home decor. This doesn’t have to be complicated—by making a few small tweaks, you can transform your space and make it feel extra cozy.
Here are some simple things you can do to give your home a fall makeover:
Incorporate a new color palette: Rich, warm colors are a staple for the fall season. Think burnt oranges, deep maroons, golden tones and even olive green. Incorporating these shades into your decor doesn’t mean you have to paint a wall—it can be as simple as adding a mahogany-colored throw on your couch or a few golden-colored pillows to your bed.
Change your bedding: Speaking of beds, fall is the perfect time to switch out your bedding to something extra soft and plush. Linen is an amazing fabric to use all year long, but it's especially great in the fall, because it will keep you warm without being overheated. It also has a very cozy, lived-in look. Check out this blog to learn more about the benefits of linen.
If you’re on the hunt for quality linen bedding, consider Linen Shoppe’s bedding sets. These come in different combinations so you can mix and match to create a customized set. Plus, the linen comes in a variety of colors—the shades Spice, Fawn, Olive, Sage and Pacific are all perfect for fall.
Layer pillows and throws: Adding a few extra pillows and throws to your bed and couches is a great way to up the cozy factor of your space. When layering, have fun with it—you can mix and match different shades and textures to create a unique look!
Find your signature fall scent: While this isn’t necessarily something you can see, a scent can really set the mood of a space. A spritz or two of a room & linen spray is a great way to infuse a fresh, long-lasting scent. At Linen Shoppe, we carry a linen spray that’s available in two scents: Amber & Moss and Golden Coast—both of which can be great choices for fall.
Reset your table: There are so many options when it comes to table settings for fall. Typically, you’ll want to start by choosing your desired color palette—and then from there, you can choose your table runner, napkins, centerpieces, and so on. Similar to the bedding, choosing warm, fall tones can instantly transform the look of your table and make it feel inviting.
2. Plan a Fall Picnic
With fall comes cooler weather, which makes it perfect for spending time outside. A great way to get out and enjoy the cool, crisp air is to plan a fall picnic!
To do this, all you need to do is pack a bed sheet to sit on, the food and drinks you want to bring, and drive to the destination of your choice. You can make a road trip out of it and drive to the meadows to enjoy the fall scenery, or even do it in your own backyard to keep things simple!
3. Try Out Some New Recipes
Whether you consider yourself a cook or don’t spend much time in the kitchen, fall is a great time to try out some fun seasonal recipes. Aside from being able to enjoy delicious food, cooking with family and friends is a great way to bond and create memories.
Here are some classic fall recipes you can’t go wrong with:
Apple Cider Sangria
- 1 bottle pinot grigio
- Fresh apple cider
- Club soda
- Ginger brandy
- Honey crisp apples, chopped
- Pears, chopped
- Full recipe & directions here.
Butternut Squash Soup
- Butternut squash
- Yellow onion and garlic
- Fresh sage and rosemary
- Extra-virgin olive oil
- Vegetable broth
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Full recipe & directions here.
Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon
- Brussels sprouts
- Diced bacon or pancetta
- Olive oil
- Crushed or finely chopped garlic
- Salt & crushed black pepper
- Balsamic glaze (balsamic vinegar & brown sugar)
- Full recipe & directions here.
4. Host a Friendsgiving
Since we’re on the topic of food, another fun thing to do during the fall season is host a friendsgiving. The Thanksgiving holiday is typically reserved for family, so this is a great way to get all of your friends together to spend quality time and enjoy some delicious Thanksgiving-style dishes.
At your friendsgiving, you can play games, set up a photo booth, and even start a tradition by having everyone go around the table and share one thing they’re thankful for. If you want to make the event Instagram-worthy, you can set the table with beautiful fall-styled decor. This can be done with table linens and floral arrangements, pumpkins, candles, eucalyptus or all of the above!
5. Make a Fall Craft
Making a craft can be a peaceful pastime on a chilly fall day. Not only is it enjoyable, but there are plenty of fall crafts to try that result in beautiful home decor for the season. Here are a few ideas:
Painted Pumpkins: This is an easy way to add a touch of fall in your home. All you’ll need are a few pumpkins and some paint in the color(s) of your choosing. Simply paint the pumpkins and allow them to dry overnight, and place them around your home, whether it be inside or outside. You can even paint mini pumpkins and use them as a table centerpiece.
Pumpkin Pots: If you want to take it to the next level, you can carve your painted pumpkins and use them as pots for flower arrangements. Once your pumpkin is carved, use half of a water bottle and place it inside—this will act as the vase for the water. Fill them with roses, baby’s breath, pampas grass, or any plant of your choosing.
DIY Candle: If you want to create your own custom fall scent, consider making candles at home. DIY candle-making kits can be found at most craft stores, and there are also plenty of options on Amazon (like this one). If the kit doesn’t come with the scents you wish to use, you can purchase scents separately or even use essential oils. The options are endless!
DIY Yarn Hanging: This craft is perfect if you’re in need of some fall wall decor. All you’ll need for this is a wooden dowel and yarn in the color(s) of your choosing. Simply tie pieces of yarn to the dowel in whatever pattern you like, and then cut the yarn to your desired length. Then, using one string of yarn, tie it to each end of the dowel and use this to secure it to the wall. There are plenty of photos for inspiration on Pinterest.
There you have it—a list of 5 things you can do to get into the fall spirit! We hope you have fun trying these out this season.