As Seen in The Electric City News: Creating Home | Updates for the Season: FALL

While the temps outside may indicate otherwise, it’s official: Fall is here! For many this means pumpkin spice lattes, scarves and boots but for me this means a shift in the feel of home.  The sweet transition from long hot days to darker evenings, candles burning, fires crackling (one of these days) and warm cups of coffee. Each season feels like a new beginning, a fresh start, and another opportunity to make subtle changes in your home that reflect a different time in life. So, I’ve rounded up some easy and cost-effective ways to update your home for the season.

-        Get cozy! A new throw in a great plaid or faux fur will instantly add warmth to your living room. Top it off with a couple of pillows in a chunky fabric or velvet and the space is transformed.

-        Bring the outside in. Arranging some whimsical branches from your yard in a tall vase, surrounded with acorns and pine cones is a great way to bring the beauty of the season inside.

-        Candles, candles, candles. Stock up on a couple of seasonally scented, and a whole lot of taper and pillar candles. Visit your local thrift shop for some great vintage candle holders and use them! Nothing gives a home more of a warm and welcoming feeling than the glow of a flickering flame.

-        Set up your stoop. Hang a fall wreath on your door, plant a few new flowers in warm tones and layer pumpkins of different sizes and colors on your front steps. A beautiful entrance sets the stage for a beautiful interior.

To finish it off I’ve collected some of my favorite affordable Fall items this season, all available at Target. Below are numbered images with direct links. Now; light a candle, grab that pumpkin spice latte, turn down the air conditioning (only half joking), and enjoy a welcoming atmosphere that will lead us into another beautiful season.