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Simple ways to get your house ready for fall

Jessica Watson is a mom to five, four in her arms and one in her heart. She lives in Michigan where her life is as unpredictable as the weather. After the loss of her infant daughter in 2007, Jessica left the corporate world behind, vowe...

Warm up your decor

The hot days of summer are over, and you are ready to warm up your home's wardrobe without having to redecorate. Try these fall pieces that will transform the look and feel of your home for the season.
Fall vase
decorating for fall

Warm up
your decor

The hot days of summer are over, and you are ready to warm up your home's wardrobe without having to redecorate. Try these fall pieces that will transform the look and feel of your home for the season.

You are just starting to pull out the warm sweaters and trade in your flip-flops for jeans. Now you need to get your home ready for fall as well. With a few new accessories, your house can go from summer sizzle to the warm tones of fall. Try some of our favorite picks for adding a little autumn to your decor.

Bath towels

Bath towels

Trading in your traditional bath towels for a few that bring in the look and feel of the weather outside is an easy and affordable way to decorate with fall colors. We absolutely love the texture and tones of these organic hand towels from Coyuchi. Slide these into your bathrooms to impress your guests with your attention to detail.

Table runner

Table runner

Your kitchen table is often the center of your home. Making a quick change to your table display can change the whole look of the room. Aside from adding a new centerpiece or lighting a few new candles, you can try adding an autumn feel by using a gorgeous table runner like this one from ProperPillow on Etsy.

Need a few more ideas for your decor? Check out these 6 fall decorating trends we love >>

Blanket or throw

Blanket or throw

Choosing a new throw for your old furniture is the perfect way to transform the look of your living space. This year is full of cozy trends like traditional plaids, wool in warm tones and the homemade touch of a knit blanket. Almost anywhere you shop for home goods will be stocked with fall blankets but our absolute favorite find is the Missoni blanket line carried at stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstroms.

Candles

Candles

A quick and easy way to change the feel of any room is candles. Whether you have them on your mantel, your kitchen table or in your entryway, candles can make such a statement and are generally less expensive than most of the other decorating accents you will find. Fall candles range from extremely festive, sound-making goblins to traditional, warm-toned decorating pieces, so there is something for everyone. One of our favorites is the trunk pillar candle from inmod.

Want to update more than just your home this fall? Try these tips to save money on fall accessories >>

Welcome mat

When it comes to fall decor it is hard to find things that bring in the festive decor and complement the current style of your home. Accents like welcome mats and floor rugs can add that extra touch of fall to your entryway and, believe it or not, you can find a few that don't have the typical Halloween look. One of the most gorgeous ones we have seen is this handpainted floor mat from LizTales on Etsy. This pretty door mat incorporates the festivities of Halloween while remaining sophisticated and stylish.

Welcome mat

No matter what your design style, have fun with fall and make a few small changes to bring the gorgeous feel of autumn inside.

More on decorating

Thrift shop decorating
Homemade Halloween decorations
Pinterest projects with natural elements

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