Who else is ready for cozy blankets, pumpkin spice lattes, and everything spooky? Here are some quick and affordable ways to transition your home from crisp white summer to warm and cozy fall. 

Light Fall Scented Candles 

Start with a trip to the candle section of your closest discount store because if your house doesn’t smell like a cinnamon swirl doughnut then you’re doing something wrong. Lighting candles is one of the best ways to get in the fall spirit and make your home smell delicious at the same time. 

Deep Clean Your Home

The warm weather of summer can sometimes cloud our brains and make us less inclined to clean. Having a tidy house is the best gift you can give to yourself because it will make you feel clean and peaceful. Take some time now that the weather is cooling down to do a little extra tidying. Maybe clean out your fridge or reorganize your medicine closet that you’ve been avoiding. Trust me, you’ll be happy you did. 

Swap Out Your Pillow Shams 

Such a simple yet effective way to transition your home for fall is to change your decorative pillow shams. Stick to basics with warm and neutral colors such as rust browns or burnt orange. This small touch will really elevate your space and bring a pop of color into the coming months. Top it all off with a big fluffy blanket and a warm mug of tea, and you’re already in the fall spirit. 

Changing Up Your Bedding

Speaking of blankets… you can swap those out too. Adding new throw blankets or swapping out your sheets is another great way to welcome the fall. Changing your bedsheets is something that you already do, so why not change them to something different. A new set of sheets and a heavier blanket can be easily found at many stores and are relatively inexpensive. This touch will be great for colder nights too when you want to bundle up.

Gourd Decor!

An inexpensive yet adorable centerpiece for a coffee table is a bowl of gourds and other seasonal goodies. A great place to find natural items is a local farmer’s market or a nearby farm. Bonus points for shopping locally and sustainably! 

Bundle an assortment of gourds, mini pumpkins, and pretty leaves of different sizes to make a chic-looking table centerpiece. A table runner can also add dimension to a centerpiece, guaranteed to impress your guests. While you’re at it, make sure to pick up a larger pumpkin for the outside of your home for the start of the spooky season!

Need help cleaning and preparing for the season? Contact Maid to Clean (www.maidtoclean.com) for a recurring clean to keep your house sparkling, rejuvenated, and peaceful as you “fall back.”