Creating A Fall Atmosphere In Your Home

UPDATE: This post originally ran on September 6th but we were in the mood for some redecorating this weekend so we wanted to share it again for inspiration!Whenever we have a change of season, one of my favorite things to do is to make little changes in my home to welcome it. With the first day of fall just about two weeks away, now is the perfect time to start thinking about making these changes. It’s nothing big, just a few impactful adjustments to help transition a summer home into an autumn one. Here are my quick tips for creating a fall atmosphere in your home!

Bring out the blankets.

Cozy bed

The weather is getting cooler and you’re going to want to snuggle up under a blanket come nighttime. It’s not yet cold enough for fleece or flannel, so bring out your medium-weight blankets and layer two on your bed. I like to mix textures and use blankets that are richer in color compared to my summer bedding.

Light lots of candles.


I’m the type of person who always has candles burning, and once fall hits, I do so even more often. I love getting candles in fall scents like apple and pumpkin, and burning a couple at once to mix scents. This makes any home feel like autumn in an instant!

Go for a darker color palette.

Dresser top

I think I love light colors more than most people do, but when summer changes to fall, I always have the urge to incorporate darker colors into my décor. Add touches of iron antiques and dark, natural wood to your décor to bring out that cozy fall feeling.

Enjoy it.

Plants, wood floor

After you set your home up for fall, take the time to enjoy what you did. Autumn is a time when it’s certainly okay to kick back and relax inside for a while. Plop yourself on your bed, wrap yourself in a blanket, take a deep inhale of the autumn-scented candles, and smile.

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  1. wow i definitely do all these things come fall… especially the candles! fall really is the best season :)

  2. I do an Autumn clean up (like a spring clean). We are finishing cutting enough wood for the wood stove, yep only source of heat…taking all my wool clothes out of moth balls, so to speak for airing out (actually use cedar blocks smells better) We make sure everything is “Winterized” first, before I would even think of decorating…living on a ranch is a more practical sort of living…

  3. Inspiring pictures! Too bad that summer is coming to an end… but looking at your pictures I don’t really mind anymore that autumn is coming our way… Love the blanket!

  4. Totally copy-and-pasting this around to all the FB bloggers, in hopes of a reply!
    I have a question I’ve been meaning to ask the FP blogger (or anyone else who’d like to help me out), I love the style of photography you all have, and am just wondering what cameras you all use? I’m hoping to get a proper camera, and love the arty side of photography, but am hopeless at understanding the technological side. If you could let me know, I’d be so grateful. (If your sugesstions turn out to fit my price range I’d be even more grateful!!)

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