Fall is one of my favorite seasons. While I do enjoy Summer, there is something about the crisp leaves under my feet, sweater weather, and cozy nights at home. Chicago has a very limited amount of time for Fall and we typically switch over from warm to cold quickly. We have about a week or two of sweater weather with no coats. Last year, we had snow in October! I love spending a few weeks in Paris in the Fall and soak it all up.
I wanted to share a few ways to transition your home to Fall as we are all spending more time at home. These are fun and inexpensive ways to elevate your space to make it extra cozy this season.
Add a candle to your home for cozy nights at home. I love transitioning the workday to evening by lighting a candle. Some of my favorites include this newest Diptyque candle that is currently in my entry. It has a woodsy smell and instantly reminds me of Fall. This candle from Diptyque smells like firewood called Feu de Bois and this candle smells like cinnamon.
As soon as the weather shifts to colder mornings, I love starting the day with a hot cup of tea. I have a good tea stash at home but I am looking forward to stocking up this October at Mariage Frères in Paris.
I love buying fresh eucalyptus at the market. It is inexpensive and the smell is heavenly. It fills a whole room. Hydrangeas this time of year are different than Summer ones and can be dried when they are finished for a Fall floral statement.
Bake a French Apple Cake. You can stock up on apples at your local farmer’s market. If you go apple picking, even better! Other recipes include Gougères and French Onion Soup.
I love to snuggle up with a blanket on the couch with a good blanket. I invested in a Boll and Branch throw. They sold out the one I love but they have a similar one here in a variety of colors.
Fall brings cold temperatures and an extra layer will keep you warm. I love this waffle blanket from Boll and Branch. I have it in the Shore color. In the Summer, I leave it at the end of the bed for naps, in the Fall/Winter I add it to my bed as an extra layer for warmth. Plus, the texture is so great.
Use the change in temperature as an opportunity to stock your wine fridge with reds and whites that pair with heavier foods.
Buy your favorite red wines and try some new ones for movie nights and date nights at home. SomMalier is a small business offering French wines delivered to your door.
Do you have a favorite way to welcome Fall? Comment below and share your ideas.
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