It’s officially that time of the year when you want to be able to come home from a long day of school and/or work and relax in your cozy apartment. If your home isn’t radiating with that warm feeling of fall, there are some little things you can do to give it that extra level of comfort.
One of the first things you can do, is simply purchase a candle or a wax warmer. There are so many scents to choose from such as, pumpkin, cinnamon, apple pie, and evergreen tree. Yankee Candle is actually marketing a candle scent called “flannel.” If flannels aren’t the heart and soul of fall, then I don’t know what is. No matter what scent you choose, a candle or wax melt will definitely fill your home with a wondrous fall aroma. Your apartment can constantly smell like pumpkin pie without you ever having to step foot in the kitchen.
If the candle or wax melt does not add enough fragrance to your apartment, try looking for a cinnamon broomstick at your local supermarket. If you’ve never heard of these, you’re in for a treat. They are small brooms that literally smell like cinnamon. They tend to smell up your entire house and the result is magnificent. You can usually find them in the seasonal aisle at most grocery stores.
Moving away from the fragrance aspect of fall, there are things you can do to your apartment to make it more aesthetically pleasing for the season as well. You can make a big difference by purchasing just a few small seasonal items. One of the first items is a fall-themed table cloth. It will tie your dining room together and it will be perfect for a small and cozy Thanksgiving Day meal. Another great addition to your apartment is an autumn wreath. Wreaths can be placed on the door outside your apartment or inside your apartment, depending on how many decorations you have already. Wreaths can be cute little reminders of fall and they can help make your apartment feel more welcoming.
If you want to dive even further into the fall season and really commit yourself to decorating, try buying a little scarecrow and placing him somewhere in your living room. You could also place real pumpkins and gourds around your home. If you really want to go all out, buy a cornucopia and stick it on your living room or dining room table. Honestly, the sky’s the limit.
If after all of this, you’re still not feeling like your apartment reflects the true spirit of fall, try to think outside the box. Bring in some fallen leaves from outside, get some actual bales of hay and cornstalks if you have to. You have the opportunity to get as insane with the decorating as you please so you might as well go for it. At the very least, your apartment will be very memorable among your friends.