It’s getting cooler, the leaves are starting to change color, and coffee shops are selling pumpkin spice lattes, which means summer is coming to an end. With fall quickly approaching, it’s time to up your home decor for the season.
Decorating your house for fall doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Simply adding a candle or cozy blanket to your living room and swapping out dishware in your kitchen can have a big impact, impressing your friends and family and helping you get into the fall spirit. In no time, you’ll be ready to heat up some apple cider and carve pumpkins with the family.
Before we share our favorite finds for fall, let’s talk about when you should start decorating. It’s best to start in mid-September as the weather starts to cool. It’s hard to get into the fall mood when it’s still hot outside, but as soon as temperatures drop it’s officially time to embrace all things autumn.
Personalized Yankee Candle
Yankee Candle’s scents are perfect for capturing the atmosphere of just about any season. For fall, we recommend Autumn Wreath, Apple Pumpkin and Cozy Cabin Escape. Are you looking to get creative and design your own candle? Check out the customizations available on the Yankee Candle site. You can add your own pictures or include text such as names or quotes — there are endless options to make your candle personal and unique.
If there is one place you’ll spend a lot of time during fall, it’s the kitchen table. There are so many tasty treats and meals that get you in the fall mood, so you might as well make your table festive too. These adorable placemats bring an autumn harvest feel into your home, and there’s even matching napkins and a table runner if you want to go all out. We can already picture a family dinner with bowls of hot chili on top of these placemats, and, of course, pie for dessert.
Hot drinks such as latte and apple cider are a given this time of year. Why not enjoy them in a fall-inspired mug to remind you of the season? This word toss mug is essentially a to-do list that tells you all the things to look forward to during fall, including bonfires, hayrides, apple pie, and sweater weather. Fill this mug with your favorite warm beverage, and then cozy up under a warm blanket.
Speaking of blankets, you’ll want one for the chilly weather. You can never go wrong with a plush throw blanket — they’re soft, cozy and warm, especially on a cool fall night. The Big One makes some of the best throw blankets around, with many patterns perfect for fall. You can even get ones with either pumpkin cats or pumpkin dogs. Enough said.
If you’re obsessed with fall, then you definitely want to let everyone know. What better way to tell your neighbors than with this lovely fall porch sign? With the pumpkin on top and a list of fall activities, you can make your home feel like the best apple orchard in town. Hopefully no one actually thinks that or else you’ll have a long line of people outside expecting to buy some apple cider donuts.
Fall calls for cozy comfort meals such as chili, soup and stew. Slow cook your favorite recipes for as long as you need, whether you’re at home or on the go. This 7-quart slow cooker from Crock Pot has a ton of room to fit meals for the whole family. It also has a digital timer, allowing you to customize your cook time from 30 minutes to 20 hours.
After you’ve perfected your chili and soup, serve your creations in these fall tureens. We love that the pumpkin design is a conversation piece, but they’re still extremely practical. You can put the lid on to keep your chili and soups warm while everyone else gets served. They’re easy to clean and also microwave and dishwasher safe.
Fall is right around the corner, and we know you can’t wait to start decorating for the season! Don’t forget all these items are from stores on Rakuten. Enjoy your autumn-inspired home decor even more knowing you were the smart shopper who earned Cash Back on your purchases.