Autumn is a time for transformation and renewal. As the summer draws to a close, and we say goodbye to a very mixed summer, it’s time to get our homes ready for autumn, although looking outside right now, it looks like autumn is already here with the changing leaves, and drop in temperatures.
Autumn is also seen as being a time of new beginnings and opportunities which we want to take advantage of, whilst we endeavour to bring our homes up to speed for this season with preparations such as decluttering, designing, decorating and more.
The changing of the seasons means it’s time to get your home ready for autumn. Whether you’re into bright and cheerful autumnal decor or a more subdued palette, here are a few ideas that will help you get in the mood for cosy evenings by the fire.
I love Autumn. There is something so inviting and warm about this season, and it always inspires creativity and calmness inside your home, and I always enjoy decorating my home for autumn.
With the changing colours of the falling leaves outside your window, a woodsy scent in the air, there are many different ways you can embrace autumn throughout your home, and things you should consider doing to prepare for autumn.
- Clean your gutters and down spouts to reduce the risk of ice build-up once the super cold nights come.
- Replace exterior light bulbs
- Install a battery operated fireplace in the centre of your mantel or hearth
- Put away outdoor furniture and items, but leave an area for bonfires, pumpkin carving, or apple picking
- Reconsider your landscaping with plants that thrive in cooler weather like kale, cabbage, onions, spinach, broccoli or cauliflower.
- Check your windows and doors for any drafts, and get them filled up or get draft excluders to minimise any drafts
- Look at changing up your interior decor, and introduce some nice autumn appropriate decor items, or even Halloween decorations once it’s October
Autumn is the perfect time to prepare your home for the upcoming winter months. From stocking up on groceries to preparing your home for weather changes, make sure you’re prepared before winter hits.