The summer of 2017 is ending and the smell of pumpkin spice is in the air! Although many will miss the sandy toes and ocean waves, here at PRMI we are ready for the crisp autumn season to start…all because of these easy steps that help us add a seasonal touch to home sweet home!
- Smells like Pumpkin Pie & Freshly Picked Apples!
There’s nothing like a freshly baked pumpkin or apple pie to get us feeling fallishly-festive – but who has the time for that every day? To set the mood in your home, pick up a few of your favorite autumn scented candles so that you and your guests are feeling warm & cozy with just the strike of a match! Check out some of our favorite affordable scents available at target.com
- “Leaf” the accessorizing to me
Updating an entire house for each season can be costly, so picking up a few neutral accent pieces to set the tone for the season is key in lasting you from the first day of fall until after Thanksgiving. Stay away from the holiday specific decorations like Jack-o-lantern patterns & Turkey statues and stick to basic fall prints such as variations of leaves, pumpkins (not just orange ones either! Check out our favorites here:) plaid prints, foliage, and gourds. Look for accent pillows, blankets & throws, plates, and vases for inspiration and an easy fall touch to your every day look at home.
- Fall Flowers
Spring isn’t the only time for flowers! Try adding a pot of mums to your front porch, and have some fun arranging gourds, pumpkins, hay stacks or corn stalks around them. Top it off with your favorite wreath (trying adding a touch of personalization – see how easy it can be done at home here🙂 The floral theme can continue inside your home, using fall-colored flowers to arrange a centerpiece for your dining room table. Try adding a mix of pine cones, acorns, and other small gourds to the arrangement for extra fall flair!
- Basics…that never go out of style!
Looking for some basic additions to add to your fall holiday collection that will never go out of style? Try incorporating plaid prints in your blankets, hand towels, tablecloths, or table runners. Another fall classic? Purchase a roll of burlap – a large bow on your favorite vase or wreath will add a touch of character to your fall staple.
- Don’t be scared of DIY
Yes, we’ve all been there …attempting that Pinterest craft that just doesn’t come out the way it looks on your board. But the beauty of fall offers so many colors, textures, and changes that offer a little leeway when it comes to craft imperfections. Use this season to add some vintage flair to that basic mum planter, or try spray painting that old orange pumpkin gold…you will be surprised at the end result and just how beautifully it ties your fall theme together! Try this fun mason jar update for a foolproof fall mason jar update!
Enjoy the season! – Your friends at Primary Residential Mortgage, RI & MA