It's a sacred time of the year when the leaves change from falling off the trees in a ray of beautiful colors. The wonderful smell of cinnamon, the brisk autumn weather to cozy into a warm sweater; all of these are what we at MiracleSofa.com think of when fall approaches.
During late September and the beginning of October, you may feel inclined to kick-off the colder seasons with apple cider, a trip to the pumpkin patch, football, and the fresh smell of pies baking. Fall is about yellows, reds, and oranges, gearing up for Halloween and Thanksgiving.
This year is no exception. We can feel even more anticipation than years before the deadly coronavirus pandemic ruining most of it.
Other exciting ways to embrace fall are finding the perfect fall decoration ideas to decorate your home and relish in the fresh autumn air. In this article, we'll cover 11 simple tips sure to open your mind and love for fall all over again.
Raking leaves is traditional to welcome the end of long summer days to the fall season change to your home. Find your best rake and start making piles. The kids will be rushing out the door when they see you rake the leaves.
Once you have them raked into separate piles, you can introduce a new game they will love. Countdown from ten and let them race to see who can jump in the most piles the fastest. Then pile them back up and restart again, and again.
Plus, you can divide everyone into teams; the adults versus the kids or a mix-match of groups. This game will last for hours, and you will have created a whole new tradition just for your family. So, after a long day of raking, make a steaming cup of your favorite fall beverage (they'll thank you for it) and cozy up together by a nice and warm fire.
Decorating the outside of your house is a great way to embrace fall. You may want to incorporate rich colors like browns, reds, oranges, and yellows to create a fantastic fall-decor inspired look.
Most of us want to achieve the decor from a magazine cover, but let's be realistic. The majority of people can't afford or have the patience to pull that magazine-ready fall home cover.
However, after searching from blog to blog, I'm finding new ways to add fall inspiration for my home from Pinterest. I'm going to add pumpkins, squashes, and other fall vegetables on the bottom close to the door for the front door. Also, I'm continuing to add a friendly scarecrow or turkey to greet visitors to my home.
Thanks to Amazon, I've found fall-inspired porch decorations just a click away that are beautiful to decorate for a fall home and will save so much on your budget.
The back yard needs a bit of love, just like the front. Planting chrysanthemums (mums for short) will add a symbol of fall abundance you'll continuously love. If you have a couch or chairs, add a plaid blanket with fall colors for an easy summer to fall transition feel.
You can also cover your outdoor furniture with MiracleSofa products to really capture that autumn motif.
Bonfires are a staple event for fall. This activity is seasonal and works best for fall. Gather around the bonfire and sing your favorite campfire songs, tell scary stories, stargaze, or enjoy spending time with one another.
You can roast marshmallows and make s'mores or hot dogs, and an open bag of chips works well.
If you invite people outside of your home, be sure to practice safe social distance guidelines, wear masks, and supply hand sanitizer. We all need to do our part to help curb the spread of coronavirus this fall. Also, be cautious of the flames and follow all fire safety precautions as it could save lives.
Bobbing for apples is a fun seasonal fall game to play at home. Unfortunately, the traditional method involves dipping faces in a large barrel. The pandemic makes the conventional form of this game unrealistic, but that doesn't mean you can't make slight adjustments.
All you need is a small net for each person, and soon you'll enjoy netting for apples in the comfort of your home!.
- A barrel or large bucket will suffice, just fill it up with water.
- Then, place apples inside. The apples will float to the top.
- Once there are enough fruits to coat the entire top of the water, you can begin the fun!
- Line up the participants and let the shenanigans begin!
- Use the small net to grab as many apples as you can in the time limit.
The person with the most fruit at the end wins, and the game can begin again. But that's not all; I've got other ideas to keep the kids entertained you're going to love!
Everyone knows that the pumpkin patch is a staple for fall. Picking out the most giant, orangest pumpkins to drive home and crave is something special. With the coronavirus going around, some people may not be able to go this time.
Although, that doesn't mean you can't create your pumpkin patch. Find whichever side of your yard is the biggest, design a sign (made out of wood for a rustic feel) with your family's name, and stick it where the beginning of the patch starts.
For example, Smith's Family Pumpkin Patch 2020 would be a great sign to make out of wood with white, black, and orange paint to take seasonal pictures of the family. Then make rows of pumpkins of varying sizes and shapes.
Also, you can create your face cutouts, just like the ones you see at festivals. Find a thick piece of long cardboard and cut holes out big enough for a face. Then outline a person, and design a scarecrow, farmer, or football player.
Finally, find something to prop the cardboard up with, and you now save so much more on buying more fall outdoor decor. Don't forget to take more beautiful pictures and post them to Instagram for everyone to see!
Interior fall decor is not as focused on as the exterior decor. But we can change that!
Starting with the living room, open some space up by moving breakable items out the way. Figurines, antiques, glass, etc. are just some things that can be damaged while decorating after you complete that bring out the interior fall decorations!
Find a garland made out of leaves to go around the mantle or the front door. Above the garland place, tiny pumpkins, turkeys, pilgrims, or any items you think that brings your home fall inspiration. If you need more fall inspiration, Pinterest has loads of posts on fall decorating ideas.
You'll save so much time, adding a sense of fall's personality within your home. Esty is known for adding personal touches into home decor by selling handmade items from small business owners. One of the main reasons it's become such a hit is the uniqueness and individuality customers get from the seller.
If you are looking to spruce up your living room decor, consider choosing couch covers from MiracleSofa. You'll find all the fall inspirations you need to bring in the best part of the season to your living room decor. The colors.
For the dining room table, drape over a white table cloth, and place a gorgeous cornucopia in the center.
Including other fall items as place holders for Thanksgiving will bring your fall table decor to the next level. For each person, put a pinecone with a little gorgeous white ribbon attached with their name on it.
Then your guests will have an adorable fall decor keepsake from your Thanksgiving table. Find and light some seasonal fall scented candles to get the aroma of fall throughout your home.
Speaking of the aroma of fall, open the door to baking and cooking for authentic ways to find the scent of fall throughout your home. Sweet potato, apple, and pecan pies are great ways to celebrate fall.
Adding cinnamon to your favorite dishes, like oatmeal, will leave your little taste buds in fall heaven. During this season, other fall favorites are open to returning as well.
Caramel and candy apples are always one of the best seasonal treats out there to find. It's too bad that they are only available a short time of year, but this makes getting them even more special, so stock up! Festivals and carnivals sell these treats like hotcakes.
Do you like snickerdoodles?
These fall delights are now open to your home to tame your sweet tooth.
For more savory meals that always hit the right spots, chili and soups are useful to cook for long fall nights. For chili, use your favorite recipe, and add some cheese, sour cream, and tortilla chips. Also, make grilled cheese sandwiches to go with your chili.
There are tons of different kinds of soups that you can pair with fall. Chicken noodle, broccoli cheddar, potato, cream of mushroom are just a few ideas. You can pair any of these soups with all kinds of sandwiches. Oh, and let's not forget to mention pumpkin spice, one of the most memorable fall flavors.
During the brisk autumn weather, a steaming cup of coffee, or your favorite fall beverage, provides a delicious taste to get your day started. For most of us, we either drink pumpkin spiced coffee or apple cider, but there are many other options from which to choose.
Starbucks has released their famous pumpkin spice latte and is a crowd-pleaser. With the current pandemic happening, it is harder for people to go to get or afford coffee. So, I've found some better ways to save so much money by making your favorite fall beverage at home.
For coffee, make a regular cup of your desired brew.
As we covered previously, fall decor consists of pumpkins, leaves, and the season's colors. Choose from any Pinterest board you like and DIY your heart out! The most straightforward DIY for fall is to paint pumpkins. You can choose from real or fake pumpkins and paint them however you like.
You can even paint it a gorgeous glittery silver for a nontraditional look. Feel free to change it up with little squashes and other vegetables too!
To find a more rustic fall farmhouse look, stick with the more traditional fall designs you could see at a farmhouse. For a farmhouse look, create a sign made out of wood to hang on the front door with your family's name on it. Similar to the sign mentioned earlier in the backyard.
A wreath with branches from a tree, leaves, pinecones, mums, cranberries, and miniature pumpkins could go on the outside of the sign for the perfect farmhouse aesthetic. Buffalo check fabric is affordable and stays within even the tightest budget. Buffalo check is a plaid type larger than most plaids, like the Brawny Paper Towel Man's outfit.
You can find this fabric at Hobby Lobby (plus much more fall decor) with 90-day returns for around $5.99 to $9.99, which can save you money if you decide to use it. With this fabric, you can create little pouches, small ribbons for mason jars, pillows for your indoor and outdoor furniture, or you can even use it for your wreath.
Pinterest has tons of posts on crafts that you can find and will love to spark your interest in fall DIY crafts.
And don't you worry one bit about making a mess. Our Guardian line of sofa covers provide an extra layer of protection so you can crat away without worrying about damaging your furniture.
Reading is always an enriching way to embrace fall into your home. Reading by a warm, open log fire on an autumn day is a beautiful way to spend the day. Cozy up with the book you love the most and let it immerse you into a whole new world.
Kids love to spend the day all cozied up with family reading stories or sharing family history. They can learn more about their family tree, and thank you for it when they're older.
If reading is not your thing, then find a movie for a family movie night instead. Pop a big ole' bag of popcorn or another movie snack and enjoy it!
Donating food, clothing, or whatever you can to people who have suffered from the coronavirus's impact and many other catastrophes will do wonders for the community. Even though it is mentioned in every single corny holiday movie, donating and showing thanks to our community are still amazing things to do.
Feeding America is a charity that feeds hungry people in America daily through local food banks. St. Jude helps provide hope to parents with children who have cancer by giving free hospital stays to save families so much financially. American Red Cross and the Salvation Army help people in disaster riddle areas.
Also, you can check in your local city to find charities to donate. Fall is more than picking out pumpkins, hayrides, and decorating. It's where showing how to thank others by sharing kindness and generosity through open volunteer work.
Donating time is another way and does not affect your budget. Since most of us won't be traveling anyway, there is no point in not taking the free time and doing good in our communities.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, there is nothing more precious than spending time with loved ones and volunteering. Giving your time is one of the most significant ways to embrace this season.
Using these 11 tips on embracing fall into your home will only help add ideas to do on your fall bucket lists. With these family-friendly activities, there's more to look forward to this season. From decorating our houses, spending special moments with loved ones, and donating our time to others, we embrace fall more than we realize.
This year has taught most of us how to find and cherish the small moments with one another and look for brighter days ahead. So, I hope these 11 ways to embrace fall help bring you inspiration for your fall house. If so, then please share these tups with your friends and family!
Have a wonderful fall season!