So Much to Love: Our Fall Favorites Roundup
Who doesn't love fall? It's a time of warm spices, rich colors, sweater weather and pumpkin spice lattes. We put away those bathing suits and sundresses and bring out the flannel, wool and fluffy blankets. It's time to cuddle up by the fire, sip warm cider and spend time together. Here are some of our fall fall elements to get you inspired.
There is nothing better than waking up to your house smelling like the essence of fall. Adding a few of these essential scents to your everyday tasks can bring the fall ambiance into your home. Whenever you have guests over, putting on a simmer pot can be the perfect touch to a chilly fall day. Gather apples, cinnamon, cloves and orange peels and a deep pot. Fill the pot with water and add the chopped up apple and other ingredients to the water. Bring it to a boil for about five minutes and then put it on low for as long as you want! Simmer pots are an easy, natural way to fill your home with the scents of fall.
Using these scents in your home can also be incredibly therapeutic. Cinnamon and cinnamon bark essential oils strengthen your immune system and can help keep those nasty autumn colds at bay. Musky smells like cashmere instantly bring down stress levels and bring a sense of calm to the home. Citrus smells are more associated with summer time, but adding a little bit of an orange smell to ‘spicy’ smells like clove and cinnamon can really make them stand out!Colors
- Deep green
- Pale earth tones
Fall is a great time to add natural colors to your home before the festive colors of the winter holidays take over. Switching out bright spring and summer decor for more neutral, earth tones is the perfect way to welcome autumn into your home. Dark green blankets and earth toned throw pillows will make any sitting area feel instantly cozy and fall ready.
Fall is also a great time to let your inner artist shine. Creating embroidery, painting or wreaths using a fall color palate can be cheap, easy and an amazing outlet for creative energy. Even if you don’t consider yourself a creative person or an artist, having handmade items brightens up a space and makes it feel more like home.
Maple is one of the most universally loved flavors, especially in the fall but we tend to only use it in sweet foods. Fall is a great time to expand your palette and adding maple flavoring to savory foods is a great place to start. This Maple Sausage Skillet was a HUGE hit in my house. Maple goes great with most meats, especially if they are smoked. Keep in mind that a little goes a long way when it comes to maple flavors!
Allspice is another popular fall flavor. It’s made from berries that come from a Myrtle tree. It has a sweet flavor like other fall spices and is a great addition to anything you would put cinnamon or nutmeg in. Allspice can be purchased ground or in whole, just like pepper. Whole Allspice is great for stocks or simmer pots. Make sure to strain them out of anything you intend to eat since the little kernels are quite hard! Ground allspice is great for cooking and hot drinks!
Another personal favorite fall flavor of mine is cinnamon toast crunch! I love the cereal like everyone else, but I also love to incorporate this sweet treat in other ways. Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cookies make a great addition to any bake sale and are almost guaranteed to be a hit. Stay warm with hot chocolate that tastes like this nostalgic treat or get a little adventurous and try a Cinnamon Toast Crunch breakfast casserole.
As cooler weather rolls in, throw blankets become an essential home decor item. They are beautiful, functional and make your house seem more inviting instantly. This year, deep, earth toned knits are on trend. People are also loving anything with fringe or tassels. These small details add a visual interest that is very stylish right now.
Fall is all about bringing warmth to your home and there's no warmer place than a steaming bath! Bath bombs are a great way to add a touch of luxuriousness to your routine. Using the flavors and scents in this article can help you get a perfect autumnal bath experience! Maple bath bombs are very popular as well as anything pumpkin or apple cider. If you’re looking for something a little more whimsical, look for a bath bomb with glitter.
After you and your house smell like fall, consider adding a seasonal tapestry. Tapestries have become increasingly popular this year and it's a quick way to make your home feel like a fall wonderland. Tapestries with leaves, pumpkins and animals add the perfect touch. If you’re willing to put in more work, peel and stick wallpaper can be an easy way to upgrade any room in your home. Peel and stick wallpaper is also removable and can be changed with the seasons and holidays!