One Swainky Couple: Easy Ways to Update Your Home for Fall

Friday, September 15, 2017

Easy Ways to Update Your Home for Fall

Fall is just around the corner and every year, we like to change a few minor things in the house to welcome the season and make it feel a little warmer. As newlyweds, it's impossible to have an attic full of fall, Christmas, and springtime decorations and frankly, we don't want that. I've never been one for a lot of fake florals (I much prefer the real thing whenever possible). With that being said, you won't find our house covered in Hobby Lobby leaves or a lot of Halloween decorations. Instead of going overboard, we've found that just a few simple changes can help your home to feel like fall, without breaking the bank.

1. Hang a Fall Wreath

I love a pop of rich color on the front door. A fall wreath is probably my favorite way to make your home feel different for the season. They're easy to find, come at a variety of price points, and are available in so many different styles. We both like something more simple like this one, but I've always admired those who can go all out with something eye catching like this. To shop any of the wreaths, just click on the picture below. 

2. Add Fall Colors to the Kitchen

When I think of fall, I think of the kitchen and certain meals that embody the season: pumpkin bread, white bean chili, pecan pie...I personally think that if you're going to spend money decorating for fall, spend it in the kitchen. Invest in some dishes that you can pull out at Thanksgiving or whenever you invite friends over. Get some plaid placemats or a new set of fall mugs. These will be things you can use all season (and unlike the Hobby Lobby florals, they'll last forever). 

3. Pick Out New Pillows 

An easy way to transform your living room into an autumn oasis is to change out the pillows on your couch. Brandon is always making fun of me for my pillows. I'll find a new set online, show him, and his response is always, "More pillows? But you already have some!". When it comes to pillows, I truly believe them to be transformative. Feeling glamorous? Add some leopard pillows. Want to embody the calm serenity of the sea? A light blue or sea-foam green will do perfectly. In this case, who could resist darling pumpkin pillows or a punchy plaid? 

4. Put a Pumpkin on It

With the plethora of pumpkins out there (both real and artificial), there is no better prop to decorate your home with. Pumpkins can be found almost anywhere once the season starts. Brandon and I both like to use real pumpkins but that's because we look forward to a visit to our local pumpkin patch. I think we'll eventually want to invest in some great artificial pumpkins for decor and I love the trend of metallic pumpkins for a more subtle look if orange clashes with your home colors. Add them anywhere: your front porch, the island in your kitchen, a centerpiece on the dining room table, going up a staircase, the options are endless!

5. Bring In a Fall Throw

When you think of fall, bundling up in a cozy sweater probably comes to mind. When I'm at home, I much prefer a warm blanket instead of a sweater and there's nothing like a great throw at the end of the bed or draped over your couch. To make it seem seasonal, pick out a blanket with fall colors or a classic plaid. Like the pillows, this can be transformative and has the power to make your living room seem instantly cozier. 



  1. Nice post! that things are great
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  2. I love changing out the pillows and a cozy throw is perfect for the fall! Xo, Sierra Beautifully Candid

  3. I don't really change out things for the seasons anymore, because I was starting to go overboard-and it is unnecessary. But what I do love and insist on having is one of those cinnamon brooms! They make your house smell glorious! Those throws do look awful cozy though.

  4. These are such great ways to change your house up for fall! We bought a new fall wreath last weekend and I have gone crazy with pumpkins. I am looking for a some new pillows and I am all done :)

  5. I love those fun pillows! I need that plaid one ASAP!

    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  6. They all look wonderful dear, especially the pillows.

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  7. I am so ready for fall to be here! Hopefully your home ends up being super cute!

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