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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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Eva -September 6, 2013, 7:56AM

We had out first frost here in the Catskills…a bit chilly time to pull out the warm blankets. Love this post!

Maisie -September 6, 2013, 8:25AM

I really like my cinnamon candle for autumn!

meg -September 6, 2013, 8:50AM

The blanket looks so cozy – love the color!

cristina -September 6, 2013, 9:18AM

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

Liz -September 6, 2013, 9:34AM

What a coincidence! This was exactly what I just put on my weekend plan! It’s already getting a little chilly here in Lexington. Mornings, at the very least, require a jacket!

Juliette Laura -September 6, 2013, 9:47AM

Perfection! Your home is so wonderful! I love the little fall updates!

xo, Juliette Laura

Lea -September 6, 2013, 11:17AM


Annejelina -September 6, 2013, 11:29AM

I love all the different warm colors that fall brings. Another thing fun to as well is bring in natural elements like branches, berries, and leaves. I love fall time, so romantic and cozy. Beautiful home Brigette <3

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jessica -September 6, 2013, 2:39PM

Love this–where can i get the blanket and wood pieces for the candle holders?

Thanks so much!

Caitlin Dohrenwend -September 6, 2013, 2:57PM

I love this! this is exactly what im looking do in my place. So fun!

jaclyn -September 6, 2013, 3:19PM

I love the yellow/gold blanket! where can this be purchased?

K -September 6, 2013, 3:31PM

Wheres the Sept Calendar??

fp brigette -September 6, 2013, 3:41PM

Jessica – The blanket is vintage, and I found the wood pieces at Golden Nugget flea market in NJ!

fp brigette -September 6, 2013, 3:43PM

K – Our September calendar can be downloaded here!

Jules -September 6, 2013, 4:30PM
Abriana -September 6, 2013, 8:56PM

What is the name of the color on your walls?

Bonnie -September 7, 2013, 9:24AM

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…

Angela Moyra -September 8, 2013, 7:16PM

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!

Ella -September 8, 2013, 10:12PM

Gorgeous photography! I think candles will definitely be making an appearance in my room this season. So cozy!

Caris -September 9, 2013, 12:57AM

The colors are beautiful! I think fall-inspired interiors are among the beautiful ones in any season. Loving the dark, woody theme!

DIYEARTE ♦ DIY -September 9, 2013, 4:17AM

Beautiful photos!! ♥♥


Laurian -September 9, 2013, 1:16PM

So cozy and inviting! Love the layering of all the blankets <3

Alexa -September 9, 2013, 1:51PM

I’m in love with the blanket- where can I get it?

Nikki -September 18, 2013, 11:43AM

I definitely need to pick up some fall candles! Everything looks so cozy!
xo, Nikki

Kelly Cartwright -September 28, 2013, 12:15AM

I can feel the fall even just looking on your photos. I love it. Might as well revamp some of my stuffs at home. Thanks!

lynn -October 12, 2013, 2:59PM

Candles check, blanket check! Now I just need some pine cones and leaves!

Alexa Sonken {Design Studio} -October 12, 2013, 7:09PM

Gorgeous tips. Excited to warm up for fall this season :)

Stephanie -October 12, 2013, 9:24PM

LOVE this, truly perfect for fall!


JuleneTheGypsy -October 13, 2013, 12:53PM

I am loving that vintage gold brocade blanket! Love those simple little details. :)

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Madison -October 15, 2013, 8:41PM

I have a throw just like that in red.

Louise -October 27, 2013, 10:27AM

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!!)

fp brigette -October 28, 2013, 2:54PM

Louise – We use a Canon 5D MkII, usually with a 50mm lens. We do a lot of editing in Photoshop, too :)

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