Having a smaller place without any substantial storage (no basement, attic, garage, etc.) means I have to be pretty strategic about decorating. I mean, where would I store a life-size statue of cupid the other 364 days a year?
I’m sharing five tips to transition your home from season-to-season. Since we’re transitioning into fall (my favorite!) I’ll be sharing tips specific to this season but they could of course be adapted to the other seasons as well.
1. Swap your sheets. So this is somewhat of a more practical tip (e.g. its colder so you put on warmer blanets, duh) but I’m also talking about the more decorative aspect of sheets: pillow cases. I nabbed this set of tribal looking pillow cases for $5 at Home Goods back in spring and have been itching to put them on ever since!
And, tired of frumpy pillows I couldn’t fluff up for the life of me, I upgraded to feather pillows. Fall is all about getting warm and cozy and fluffly pillows definitely fit the bill! Doesn’t the new arrangement just look so much more polished? I’m still on the hunt for some dark grey (should have included affordable, key word is affordable) Euro shams if anyone has any recommendations.
Along the same vein as sheets, dish towels are one of my favorite ways to transition to a new season. I love more subtle touches like this graphic pumpkin colored towel. It has fall tones without having a parade of jack-o-lanterns dancing around.
2. Hang a wreath. Welcome in a new season on the surface that first welcomes you into your home: your front door. If you too live in a somewhat seasonless city, stick some season on your front door.
3. Bring the outdoors in. For some free and temporal (see above, we have minimal storage) decoration, bring some leaves or branches indoors for easy and natural decor. 4. The power of scent. For each new season, I like to fill my home with a new scent. And during the cooler months, a plug in scent warmer’s light helps create a welcoming ambiance. For fall, I choose scents like spicy cinnamon, pear cider, apple pie, vanilla or anything else you might associate with baking a pie : ]
Some of the items featured were purchased at Sears using Sears coupon codes. I used a code I found at Coupons.com to save me a few extra dollars. The great thing is that their codes actually work! How many times have you done an online search for a coupon code when you’re virtual shopping cart is full and you’re right about to check out only to enter some bogus code that doesn’t actually work? Well these do! I’m going to give them a whirl again then next time I shop online.
To check out more fall inspired goodness, check out Angie’s Roost, Charming Zebra, Dogs Don’t Eat Pizza, Embrace My Space, Fancy Free Me, Inside-Out Design, Our Humble Abode, The Thinking Closet, Two Live Colorfully and What’s Ur Home Story.
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Do you have a favorite way of transitioning to a new season? Any tips for fall?