Making the most out of fall

How to Bring Autumn Home

Outside, we see the leaves changing colors and the air becoming crisper. There are apple orchards and pumpkin patches to visit and pretty fall drives to take, but the joy of the fall season isn’t only found outdoors. You can bring the coziness and warmth of fall right in your own home. Here are five ways to welcome autumn home.

1. Light Scented Candles

The fall season is full of distinct, warm scents. Consider lighting candles that smell of pumpkin spice, cinnamon, apple cider, or cedarwood to bring those delicious fall smells home. The candlelight coupled with the cozy scents will make your home a welcome retreat from the seasonal chill.

2. Bake Seasonal Treats

Another way to incorporate autumn scents into your home is to make the original source. Try baking seasonal treats like pumpkin pie, apple crisp, or cinnamon rolls. Not only will you fill your home with the aroma of freshly baked goods, but you’ll also get to get to eat the treats. It’s a win-win.

3. Put up Fall Decorations

The fall colors aren’t just for trees. Incorporate warm, earthy tones like deep reds, burnt oranges, and golden yellows into your decor. Try adding autumn-inspired accents throughout your living space, such as leaf garlands, rustic centerpieces, and cozy throw blankets to bring the spirit of fall indoors.

4. Carve Jack-o'-Lanterns.

Speaking of fall decorations, what better way to spruce up your doorstep than to put out Jack-o’-Lanterns? You can try out intricate designs or keep it simple with classic spooky faces. You can put the glowing Jack-o’-Lanterns outside to invite people in or place them around the house. If you aren’t one for squishy pumpkin guts, you can paint your pumpkins instead.

5. Outdoor Firepit:

Fall is a great time to get cozy around the campfire. You don’t need to drive out to the woods or own a fireplace to enjoy the fire, either. You can make an outdoor retreat in your own backyard by setting up a firepit. You’ll only have to take a few steps outside to start roasting marshmallows and sharing stories around the crackling fire with friends and family.

Fall is a beloved season for good reason—it’s more than just a time to prepare for winter. You should be able to enjoy the season inside your home as well as outside. Let the scents, decorations, food, and activities make this autumn one to remember.