DIY, Fall, Plants

“Keep it Simple” for a cozy Fall home

Simple changes, big impact… that’s the goal!

Fall is amazing, it’s such a cozy season! Within days, as the weather cools off, we are ready to pull out our sweaters and buy all the pumpkin things! In years past, I have always felt the need to go out and buy MORE Fall decor, MORE plastic pumpkins, MORE wreaths! This year, I decided to say no to all of that. I pulled out my “Fall Decor” bin and said…ok… let’s simplify here. What makes our homes feel like cozy fall anyways? Well, here are a few things that I do to make my home feel ready for the season, that doesn’t involve a Hobby Lobby haul….

How to create a cozy fall home

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Warm & Inviting

Thick warm blankets! I have a stack for Spring/Summer, and a stack for Fall/Winter. They are stored in a chest and it’s an easy swap! A big warm blanket draped over your couch gives an instant feeling of coziness. It’s inviting, and pairs well with a warm cup of coffee (with pumpkin spice creamer of course!). What’s the difference between a summer blanket and a winter blanket? Here’s my stack of summer blankets heading out for the season…. they are colorful, light, and fringy.

SPRING/SUMMER blankets!

Looking for the perfect Fall/Winter blanket? Check this one out! It’s chunky, warm, soft, and basically begs for you to come curl up on the couch with it!

Chunky white blanket on blanket ladder

Bringing the Outdoors In

2. The second thing that is so inspiring in our homes are of course beautifully colored Fall leaves! I love to snip off a couple of tree branches, stick them in a vase of water…and wah-lah, you have a table centerpiece or a gorgeous mantle statement. Don’t discount what’s happening outside, God is wonderfully creative! Fall leaves should be enjoyed indoors as well!

Adding Fall Scents to Your Home

I don’t know about you, but scents are HUGE for me in my home… it instantly ignites that feeling of a cozy space. Get your diffusers rolling and pull out your fall scented essential oils! That’s also the nice thing about a diffuser, SO many recipes with just a few bottles. Plus it’s actually purifying our air vs. loading it with toxins and VOCs found in many candles these days. Thieves, Cinnamon Bark, Nutmeg, Clove, & Orange are a few of my favorite Fall oils. Find these oils on YoungLiving.com or jump into our oily community and grab your starter kit HERE!

🌿Also, don’t forget to add a few drops to your Thieves Household Cleaner to give it an extra boost of Fall scent!

Here are a few of my favorite Fall diffuser recipes…

A Turkish hand towel like this one above is GREAT way to add a Fall-feel to your kitchen or bathroom. This cream one pictured here also comes in brown or orange…great for the season!
Also, THIS diffuser blend is SO GOOD!👆🏻/👇🏻
One of my favorite things about the Thieves cleaner is adding my own scents for ALL seasons, ALL year long! Find this Turkish towel HERE …also comes in brown or orange, great for Fall!

🎃Pumpkin Spice Thieves Household Cleaner🎃

All ingredients added to a glass spray bottle, fill with water, shake…then start cleaning in pure pumpkin happiness!

  • 16oz glass spray bottle
  • 2 capfuls Thieves Household Cleaner Concentrate
  • 10 drops Orange Essential Oil
  • 5 drops Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
  • 2 drops Clove Essential Oil
  • 2 drops Nutmeg Essential Oil
  • 2 drops Ginger Essential Oil
LOVE this diffuser blend, because most people have these two oils in their homes (if not, you need them both asap!). The beloved scent of Lavender paired with the spicy aroma of Thieves is a great Fall combo. Give it a try!

Interested in joining our oil community? Find the starter kit HERE, or comment below with more questions!!!

Links to my past fall decor projects

Pumpkin Planter

Easy Scrap Wood Pumpkins

DIY Floral Pumpkins

Simple Thanksgiving Place Settings

Thanks for reading friends! Remember, it’s not always about the “things” we have in our home that make us feel welcomed and happy. Sometimes it’s just the vibe of the space…how do you want your home to make you feel? Before rushing out to Hob Lob this Fall for more plastic pumpkins and Fall specific signs, asses how you want people to FEEL when they are in your space…and go from there! Talk soon!… Hailey

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