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It’s FINALLY starting to feel like Fall in San Diego! Since we don’t get much of a change in seasons here, I like to savor the fall months as long as possible. So you won’t see Christmas decorations in our house until everyone has had their fill of turkey on Thanksgiving night! On November 1st, all my Halloween decorations come down, and I started decorating the house for Thanksgiving.
Today I’m sharing with you 5 simple (and affordable) ways you can cozy up your home in the days leading up to December.
1. Create a Warm Glow
Fall is the perfect time to light candles around the house, or even to warm up next to a fire. Candles create a warm welcoming environment for your family as well as guests. And as an added bonus, scented candles can bring the smell of fall flavors into your home. My new favorite fall candle is the Vanilla Pumpkin Scented Candle from Trader Joe’s. It’s not too strong or overwhelming of a scent. They are priced just right to buy one for multiple rooms in your house, at $3.99 each.
2. Add a Seasonal Saying
One of my favorite ways to highlight the time of year is to display sayings, quotes, or bible verses in a couple of places throughout our home. This is such an inexpensive way to add a little something extra to your decor. FREE printables can be found by typing “Free Printables” in the search box on Pinterest. Pick a saying that speaks to you and your family. Two of my favorites for this time of year can be found here at It’s Overflowing, and here at Positively Splendid.
3. Bring the Outside In
Add natural elements to your fall decor. Let your kids collect leaves, pinecones, and twigs on walks. Then you can use what they collect to decorate the mantle, or even as placeholders for Thanksgiving dinner. Wheat, Corn, and Nuts are also great natural elements to add.
4. Spruce up Your Tabletops
Add some fall decor to your tables. It doesn’t have to be much. I like to use small pumpkins throughout our home. I also use French Cheese Leaves, arranged as a table runner on our dining table, or underneath a candle.
5. Cozy Up
Add throws and blankets to your couch, or somewhere within easy reach for snuggling up on a cold day. Have you seen the blankets and throws at Home Goods? They are so soft! We LOVE them…And our cute puppy too!
What are your favorite ways to decorate for the fall? I’d love to hear how you cozy up your home!
Looking for a dinner recipe that’s sure to satisfy everyone on a cold night? Click here for my post for Crock Pot Chili.
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