Preparing for Fall:
The Practical and the Pretty:
There are many things you need to do to get the house ready for the fall. Some of those things are
practical while others are things that result in a pretty space.
Now is the time to change the cushion covers to have a fabric that is a thicker weave giving a sense of warmth.
Select fabrics for cushions that are warm autumnal colours. Rich gold, orange, red and browns evoke all the feelings of fall
You can change the draperies in the room to a warmer tones and heavier fabric, which can also add some insulation around the window during the colder months
Change the duvets in the bedrooms to a “winter” weight to make for a comfortable sleep
Change the throw blanket from a light linen or cotton to a heavier coarse knitted sweater like a faux fur throw can be a nice addition to a room and the natural elements give that warm feeling
The fire place with florals should be replaced with wood logs in anticipation of heat
Use some of the fall leaves in centre pieces and to add texture to mantles.
Change the Urn at the front door to potted mums combined with gardening cabbages
Replace the welcome matt for something more autumnal
Wash all the windows inside and out – with shorter days you want all the light you can have
Clean up the gardens of leaves and debris
Prune if need be
Plant bulbs a few weeks before frost to have a great garden the following spring
Change the filter on the furnace and get a service check up pre winter
Clean out the chimney in anticipation of winter fires
Clean out the eves troughs so they can handle the rain and winter run off to come
Get the humidifiers prepped which is great for floors, plants and people in the colder months
Check and replace any damaged door and window seals and save on energy consumption
Check all the smoke detectors and CO2 detectors along with fire extingishers