The air is crisp, pumpkin spiced lattes are back and you are ready to make your home feel cozy for fall. Here are four easy home updates you can do for the season!
Plant your fall annuals
With the weather cooling, you can add a fun pop of color and texture to your yard with fall annuals. My seasonal favorites are mums and cabbage. These cool-season flowers prefer growing in colder weather and can survive temperatures down to the single digits. It’s best to plant them in mid-September through October.
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Add textured blankets & throws to your space.
Is there anything better than a cozy blanket on a chilly day? I love this throw blanket and this one. My favorite way to store my blankets & throws is in a big wicker basket (like this one from Pottery Barn.) I keep my storage baskets under my console table behind my couch. This way the blankets have a home and everyone in my family knows where to find them!
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Change the scent of your home.
I love the NEST diffusers. For our home’s first floor I prefer a heavier, moody scent like Moroccan Amber or Cedar Leaf & Lavender. On the second floor, I gravitate towards clean and citrus notes like linen or grapefruit. Side note, you can buy refills of the diffusers, so you don’t have to buy a new NEST bottle each time you are in need of more. With diffusers, I appreciate that you don’t have to worry about blowing out a candle flame when you leave your house while enjoying a fresh scent.
Shop locally @ Jill Alberts in Glencoe.
Get festive with wood boards
Have you ever visited Randolph Street Market? I always have luck finding beautiful handcrafted items there and this year I found beautiful wood boards. I love using the boards to curate charcuterie spreads. My go-to place to pick up provisions is Foodstuffs - with locations in Glencoe, Glenview, Evanston and Lake Forest. I love their fig jam, Marcona almonds and selection of soft & creamy cheeses. I pair my board with a bottle of Cakebread Cellars sauvignon blanc or pinot noir.
Shop locally @ Randolph Street Market and @ Foodstuffs in Glencoe, Glenview, Evanston & Lake Forest.