How to Prepare Your Apartment for Fall
September is here and you know what that means — it’s the beginning of the fall season! From the return of sweater weather and infiltration of pumpkin-flavored products to holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving, there will be lots to celebrate. As we say goodbye to summer, fall offers up a chance to freshen up your apartment for the coming months. Below, we’ve shared a few ways to prepare your apartment for fall.
Start with a Deep Clean
Spring cleaning shouldn’t be the only time for deep cleansing your apartment and clearing out unwanted or unused items. The beginning of a new season offers an opportunity for a fresh start. So, before you settle onto your couch for the longer nights ahead, grab your cleaning supplies and get to work on those nooks and crannies you’ve been ignoring all summer. Focus on one room at a time — you’ll want everything to be as clean as possible before adding new scents or decorations to the mix.
Add Autumn Wreaths
Get in the fall spirit and add a festive fall wreath either inside your apartment or on the front door. Wreaths made out of twigs and foliage are always a nice touch for the autumn season. You can find faux wreaths that can be used year after year at some of your favorite home decor stores or consider ordering a fresh wreath from your local florist.
Decorate for the Holidays
If you’re unsure about how to decorate your apartment, go for a holiday-inspired theme. Place pumpkins throughout your home, including your mantel or fireplace, to get in the Halloween spirit. For Thanksgiving, set up a basket of pinecones in your living room or a cornucopia on your kitchen counter for a simple, yet decorative touch.
Focus on Warm Tones
During the spring and summer months, we tend to lean toward bright colors like turquoise, yellow, and pink and lighter fabrics like cotton and linen. However, these don’t tend to work in the cooler months. Swap out these accents for warmer earth tones including burnt orange, deep red, and olive green. Easy ways to incorporate darker colors include adding dish towels, vases, throw pillows, and blankets.
Set up Mood Lighting
With the daylight hours dwindling, you’ll want to keep things bright inside your apartment. Mood lighting is a great way to make the space feel warm and cozy, whether you’re having a dinner party with friends or just settling in for a movie night. Battery-powered tea lights work best in places like the bathroom or a small coffee table. If you have more space to work with, a cluster of lanterns makes a great centerpiece.
Bring in the Aromas
Nothing says fall like the aromas of pumpkin spice, cinnamon apple, and warm vanilla. You can use air diffusers and fresheners or potpourri to make your apartment feel ready for the months ahead. Alternatively, you can create your own home fragrances. Pour water into a crockpot or regular stovetop saucepan, add a few cloves, apple slices, orange peels, and cinnamon sticks, and you've got a distinctively fall scent wafting through your kitchen.
Luxury Fall Apartments at The James
Are you looking for a new place to call your own this fall? The James in Park Ridge, NJ is now leasing studio, one, and two-bedroom apartments which offer spacious layouts, stunning interiors, and a variety of hand-selected amenities. Please contact our leasing team with any questions you may have or apply online for one of our luxury residences today. Your dream home awaits!