5 Tips to Freshen Up Your Home Just in Time for Fall
Fall is slowly approaching, and with it come the colder days, the red, yellow, and earthy brown hues, and of course, the comfy sweaters and plenty of warm cocoa. Yes, autumn is one of those seasons that many people around the world welcome with open arms, and the best way to enjoy fall is to prep your home well in advance while it’s still warm outside.
No need to break the bank, or to remodel your bathroom
if you’re not up for it, as there are plenty of small yet effective changes you can make to your interior that will liven the place up just in time for fall.
Let’s take a look at some wonderful autumn-friendly tips you can try out right now in order to bring that warm, intimate, and comfy fall vibe to life and welcome the colder seasons of the year with open arms.
Organize your wardrobe and declutter
First things first, it’s time to reorganize your wardrobe, and start putting up those comfy autumn garments. Autumn is a transitional period before the cold winter months settle in, so be sure to make a gradual change from light summer attire to those chunky sweaters you love so much. And don’t forget, layers are super important for fall, because you never know how warm or cold the next day might be. Be sure to put away the clothes you know you won’t be wearing ‘till next summer to make room for the comfier pieces.
Next, it’s time to declutter, both your wardrobe, and your living environment as a whole. There’s nothing quite as liberating and satisfying than getting rid of the things you no longer need, freeing up some much-needed space, and creating a clutter-free living environment. Be sure to separate your stuff into three different categories: things you can throw away, things you can donate or sell, and things you can repurpose.
Go on a cleaning spree
Speaking of decluttering, the natural next step would be to go on a home-wide cleaning spree and deep clean the entire interior. This is another one of those deeply rewarding activities that will help you set the stage and create a fall-friendly living environment the whole family can enjoy. It will also allow you to create a healthier living environment without breaking the bank
, but more on that in a bit. The key right now is to plan out your cleaning project.
First, decide whether or not you need professional help. Depending on the size of your home and the time you have to devote to this chore, you might want someone to help you out or to do it for you. Next, be sure to leave no nook or cranny behind, and scrub, dust, scrape, and wipe every surface, preferably with natural cleaners.
Cleanse the air to freshen up the interior
Come fall, you want to make sure that the air in your home is clean of any pollutants and airborne pathogens, because the colder weather might mean that you won’t be able to air the space as frequently. And even if you did, this won’t actually make the air healthier to breathe, because you are letting the pollutants on the outside settle in your living environment.
To cleanse the air in your home while elevating the aesthetics of the interior, consider introducing a stylish air purifier
that can eliminate all airborne toxins. Complement the purifier with air-purifying plants in strategic places around the house, in order to frame the design of the interior and create that comfortable oasis feel to make autumn that much more enjoyable.
Cozy up the place with comfy décor
Now that your home is clean, healthy, and organized, you can start bringing in those comfy décor elements that will make the space feel like the perfect autumn retreat. Consider accentuating throws and pillows on the sofa in the living room, and layer soft carpets on the floors to create cozy walkways throughout your home, and make the interior feel warmer. Bring out the scented candles, clean the fireplace if you have one, and if you’re up for it, install light dimmers to make every autumn night as enjoyable and intimate as possible.
Welcome fall with a Hygge mindset
And finally, be sure to welcome the chillier season with the right mindset. Hygge is a popular Scandinavian approach to interior design
that not only emphasizes comfort and a minimalist approach, but also a unique mindset that focuses on everything that makes you feel good, healthy, and happy. So, don’t be afraid to bring in the décor elements and accents that bring a smile to your face and make you feel warm inside, because that’s exactly what autumn is about.
Fall is one of those magical seasons that many of us welcome with open arms, and in order to make this fall the most enjoyable one to date, be sure to follow these simple tips to freshen up your home, and create a healthier living environment. This is how you and your loved ones can make fall your favorite season of the year.
About the author: Mike Johnston is an avid freelance writer and blogger from Sydney, Australia. He is a regular contributor to numerous blogs and online magazines, where he writes about interior design (his specialty!), travel, family, sustainable living and other related and unrelated topics. Mike’s goal is to create insightful and compelling content that will help readers navigate through these vast and ever-changing fields.