The dog days of summer will soon come to a close. Before you turn off the AC and throw open your windows to let in the crisp fall air, here are five ways to transition your decor from summer to autumn.
1. Incorporate wreaths.
A new wreath is an inexpensive way to welcome the new season. If you have a wicker wreath, you can easily switch adornments from neon hues and flip flops to warm tones and leaves. For an extra-festive look, consider using orange ribbon to hang several fall-themed wreaths on the exterior of your street-facing double hung windows.
2. Enjoy the smells of autumn.
While you should definitely open your windows to let the scents of autumn infiltrate your home, one of the easiest ways to transition from season to season is to swap out your scented candle collection! Put away flowery, fresh scents and opt instead for pumpkin and cinnamon.
3. Invest in window treatments.
In the summertime, you might opt for light, breezy curtains in your home. As we transition to cooler temperatures, you’ll want to go with darker, heavier fabrics to cover your double hung windows. Drapes can lower your utility costs and make a room feel cozy.
4. Set the table.
Your centerpiece should match the season. If you used fun, bright colors or a nautical theme for your summertime tablescape, it’s time to switch things up. Use branches, leaves and a color palette of red, orange, yellow and brown to set the scene in your dining room. Tie in your dining space’s double hung windows and add complementary smaller arrangements on the window sills to tie the space together.
5. Embrace new flowers.
As the nights get cooler, your pansies, daisies and other summer flowers might start to die out. That doesn’t mean your front porch and flower beds need to be bare! Embrace hearty flowers like mums for the fall and add pops of color in planters. You can also bring seasonal blooms inside with sunflowers and other end-of-summer favorites. Fill mason jars and place them on tables, mantles and your window sills.
It’ll be a lot easier to say goodbye to summer and hello to fall with these simple decor switches.