Decorating for fall can be tricky for people living in warmer areas.  After all, the true mark of fall is when the air seems a little crisper than usual, and you start breaking out your cozy sweaters and blankets.  However, you can still get into the fall spirit regardless of where you live! The weather in Houston, for example, tends to stay in the 70s during the fall season, so while you might still be rocking a t-shirt and shorts well into October, here are some fall decorating ideas to give your home a cozy autumn vibe.

Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins

Pumpkins are pretty much a fall decorative staple, and their beautiful and timeless look never gets old.  Depending on the color scheme you are going for, you can decorate using traditional orange pumpkins, or you can get creative and spray paint pumpkins to achieve a certain look.  White pumpkins are extremely popular during the fall season, as they provide a more muted, toned down look. Pink pumpkins are also a big trend this year, and many craft stores sell faux pink pumpkins so that you don’t have to do any of the dirty work.  Depending on the colors inside and outside of your home, you can decide whether you’d rather go the natural route with classic orange pumpkins, or if you want to experiment with some fun colors.

Spice Up Your Entryway

Your entryway is the first thing people see when they come to your home, so why not make it pretty?  One way you can spice up your entryway is by adding a cool wreath to your front door. You can either buy a premade one or DIY your own!  If you choose to make your own wreath, head to your local craft store and pick up a simple wreath. From there, you can choose decorations such as ribbon, pinecones, and any other fall items you want to put in your wreath.  Hanging a fall wreath on your door will have your guests talking, and you’re sure to get plenty of compliments! Another fun way to decorate your entryway is by arranging some crates and haystacks around the door. You can stack pumpkins, scarecrows, and other fall decor on top to create a warm, welcoming vibe.

Add Cozy Touches

When it comes to decorating for fall, it’s all about the details!  One of the easiest ways to warm up a space is by lighting some candles.  Bath & Body Works makes some great fall-themed candles, and with scents like Pumpkin Pecan Waffles and Frosted Cranberry, your home will smell yummy and inviting.  Fall is also a great time to break out your cozy blankets and throw pillows. If your collection could use a serious upgrade, stores like Target and HomeGoods sell cute, affordable throw blankets and pillows to spice up your couch or bed.  Lastly, hanging up string lights gives your home a warm glow and also allows you to use less overhead lighting, which can be especially relaxing.

This fall season, be sure to try out some of these decor ideas and watch your home transform into a cozy autumn wonderland!