When you think of Fall, Texas might not be the first thing that comes to mind, but that doesn’t mean we can’t throw some cozy blankets on our bed, take your harvest throw pillows out of the attic, put a pumpkin or two or twenty by your front door, turn on the football game (or a sappy Lifetime Christmas movie), light an apple cider scented candle and enjoy the crisp 89 degree weather outside! The leaves might not be changing color outside and there may not be a crisp chill in the air, but that doesn’t mean we can’t pull out all the stops with our fall home decor. Keep reading to get your home ready for fall and all of it’s glory
Make Your Bed a Cozy Haven
This past week we’ve seen it drop down to the low fifties at night, so now’s the perfect time to get out those down (or down alternative) comforters, thicker sheets and that surplus of throw pillows and blankets we know you have up in the attic and make you bed a luxurious and plush haven begging you to go to bed early and sleep in late. Don’t forget about the rest of the beds in the house, especially the guest bed. Fall is the time that we start to welcome friends, family and loved ones into our homes abundantly, so make sue you have a cozy spot ready for anyone who might be staying with you this holiday season.
Dress Up Your Porch
Nothing welcomes the fall season quite like a decked out front porch complete with mums, pumpkins, gourds and signs. They say less is more, but we think the trend with seasonal porch decor is more is more! So go all out! An autumnal wreath on the door, cozy throw blankets over your porch chair and a few lanterns help bring the cozy, feel-good nature of fall to your doorstep.
Switch Out Your Pillows
You can very quickly change the feeling of a room simply by swapping out the throw pillows. Plaids and stripes are a classic fall staple, but if that doesn’t quite fit your overall home decor you can opt for lush velvets reminiscent of classic pumpkin pie, textured neutrals that evoke memories of hay rides and corn mazes, or warm tones echoing the changing colors of the leaves. *Happy sighs*
Amp Up Your Entryway
In Texas we have a running joke that we have winter at 6:00 am, spring at 10:00 am, summer at 2:00 pm, and fall at 5:00 pm. So, you have to dress accordingly! Keeping a basket full of socks, gloves, hats and scarves for the kids and yourself by the front door helps you be prepared for whatever weather you might find outside when you open your front door! Hanging a few flannel shirts and denim jackets helps add to the fall appeal of your entryway while also being practical for days when it’s freezing in the morning and hot by the afternoon.
Get Creative With Blankets
It might not get that cold in Texas, but we can still set the tone for fall with an abundance of blankets everywhere! Get creative with their usage by layering a few cozy tartan or plaid blankets as a cozier option to the standard tablecloth. Drape them on the backs of chairs on your porch, in your living room and in your dining room to create a welcoming space that your guests will feel right at home in.
Don’t Forget The Centerpiece
Centerpieces don’t have to reserved strictly for special occasions or holidays. You can create a stunning centerpiece for your table that you can leave out all season long simply by placing a few branches in large glass vases, filling a decorative basket or antique bowl with gourds or by going foraging for leaves and clippings from your yard and placing them in a decorative vase. Even a few simple candlesticks will add to the ambiance of your space.
Update Your Furniture with New Upholstery
If after all of this your home still doesn’t quite feel cozy enough, maybe you need to spruce up some of your furniture with a fall-inspired makeover! We’re here if you want to refinish your sideboard with an updated stain or paint, reupholster your chairs and sofa with new fabric or make a whole new piece to finally complete your space!