Fall is officially here and you know what that means—it’s time to embrace the crisp weather, changing foliage and yes, pumpkin spice everything. While we’re sad to say goodbye to warm weather and summer fun, fall is truly a magical time of year as the season goes hand-in-hand with vibrant colors, nostalgic holidays and delicious seasonal treats and comfort foods.
Wondering how you can warmly welcome fall into your own home? Here are four festive ways that will have you falling in love with this season all over again.
1. Spruce up your home for fall
Get your home in seasonal shape with these simple yet essential fall maintenance tasks:
- Check the foundation for cracks
- Inspect the roof for missing or loose shingles
- Repair and seal driveway
- Clean gutters and downspouts
- Caulk windows and weatherstrip doors
- Drain hoses and shut off outdoor water valves
- Have heating system checked
- Remove window air conditioners and cover outdoor units
- Clean and apply sealer to decks
- Cover and store outdoor furniture, barbecues, etc.
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2. Get a taste of fall
Pumpkin or “pumpkin spice” to be exact, is this year’s celeb ingredient and it’s taking over the food scene. Whether it’s pumpkin spice lattes, Oreos, bagels, M&M’s or yogurt—you imagine it, the world has tried it. So join the craze and get a taste of fall for breakfast, lunch and dinner with these deliciously decadent pumpkin spice recipes. Spice up your most important meal of the day by throwing together this “Pumpkin Overnight Oatmeal” the night before. Lunch and dinner options are also endless with loads of recipes to choose from like this savory “Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese,” this deliciously festive “Roasted Pumpkin Risotto” or this creamy “Pumpkin Fondue“…baked in a pumpkin…paired with “Honey Butter Pumpkin Dinner Rolls” for dipping. Click here for more seasonal fall recipes.
3. Add touches of fall to the home
Transform your house into a home with little touches of fall throughout like this autumn-inspired “Harvest Pumpkin Wreath & Garland” from Pottery Barn to serve as a statement piece for the front of your home or this “Filigree Punched Ceramic Pumpkin” seasonal light display to bring some warmth into your living room. According to HGTV, fall color trends are calling for “warm, rich and cozy colors, from hues of chocolate brown and golden yellow to burnt orange and lipstick red.” If you’re craving change, think about adding touches of autumnal colors to your home with a statement piece or re-painting your living room or bedroom with one of these fresh fall-inspired colors. Click here for more fall home décor ideas.
4. Incorporate these fabulous DIY fall decorating ideas
Decorating for the fall can be fun and inexpensive with these easy DIY fall decorating projects like this fragrant tabletop pumpkin topiary with white mini pumpkins, artichokes, fresh herbs and berries or this fall thankful banner. Precut paper leaves and make the accessible so family members can add what they’re thankful for throughout the season. Then you can collect and read all the leaves on Thanksgiving! Click here for more DIY fall decorating ideas.
Your home will be fall-worthy in no time with these four festive tips for updating your home.
How you do incorporate the look of fall into your home?