Preparing Your Home for Fall
Fall doesn't have to be your favorite season to start working on making your home a warm and cozy space for everyone. Honestly, every season should be special. And by making your household fall ready, it will help you build profound memories and make the cold season more bearable. You can achieve this without breaking the bank when you follow our tips on how to prepare your home for the fall.
Put Dark Wood Where Possible
Add rustic dark wooden pieces to your household to give the atmosphere a warm cottage feel. If you already have a lot of wooden items, then consider painting them in warm wood tones.
Use Warm-Toned Rugs
Carpets are perfect when the cold season hits because they keep the floor insulated. However, they can be very expensive. You can decide to buy one large rug for an important space such as the living room and keep little rugs in corridors and bedrooms. What matters is that you pick carpets that are fluffy or that have warm tones.
Invest in Warm LED Lighting
Add warm LED lights to your living room and bedroom. Not only are they cost-effective, but it does make your home look and feel warmer. When shopping for a warm light, pay attention to the K (Kelvin) values. You want to find a LED light bulb that falls between 2000K and 3000K. You should also pay attention to two other numbers; lumen and watts. 'Lumen' refers to brightness. The higher the lumens, the brighter/stronger the light is. For example, if you want your kitchen to look warm, but you still want to be able to see well, go for higher lumens. In bedrooms, however, you can get away with lower lumens. 'Watts' refers to how much voltage does the light actually consume. Therefore, you want to go for the lowest watts because that will save you the most money.Make sure you get the correct fitting when shopping online. Here's an example of a warm LED light on Amazon; $12.99.
Fill the Home with Fall Aromas
Pack away your favorite ocean summer smells including perfumes, shower gels, body lotions, cleaning supplies and candles. Fresh scents will make you feel cold. You can go for fall smells which include pine, peppermint, apple, cinnamon, pumpkin, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, cranberry, ginger, maple and more. Check out this Yankee Candle Fall Favorites Set on Amazon for $21.99.If you don’t want to spend money on fall candle scents, just bake more fall goodies. Baking will make your house warmer and it will smell amazing.
Add Fluffy Throws & Pillows
Fluffy throws and pillows come in handy when you’re watching TV or reading a book. Even by looking at it, it makes you feel cozy and warm. They are good additions and won’t cost you a lot of money. You can buy neutral colors so you can use them all year long.
Use Dark Linen
First, wash all your pillows and duvets with hot water to kill the bacteria and then let them air dry. Also, don’t forget to clean your mattress by vacuuming. After you vacuum, dust on some baking powder, let it sit for a while then vacuum again. Now that you have a clean, fresh base, you can place dark, cozy-colored linens.
Stock Up Coffee & Tea
There are a few cute ways you can display your coffee and tea collection. Have all your favored fall/winter tea and coffee flavors on display. Also, showcase your favorite fall mugs and don’t forget to stock up on your favorite coffee creamers - you can always buy in large quantity and freeze them. Here's a variety coffee set you can buy off Walmart for $29.99.
Consider Digital Fireplace & Digital Candles
Do you ever get goosebumps when you see something on TV with water, rain or ice? Well, images of fire should make you feel a lot warmer. If you don’t have a fireplace, try to use a digital fire. Furthermore, if you’re worried about safety when it comes to candles, use LED powered candles.
Bring Out the Fall Decor
Little decor ornaments can give you a warm fall vibe without the need to spend a lot of money. Target always carries great fall collections. You can get wooden animal statues, key holders, or ceramic plates and cups. Don't forget to decorate your exterior. You can hang LED light bulbs or put a fall themed welcome sign.Let us know what changes you love to make for your home in the fall, we'd love to hear! Comment below or tweet us @deliberatemag.SaveSave