Hillary Chybinski: How-To: Top 10 Ways to Refresh for Fall

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

How-To: Top 10 Ways to Refresh for Fall

Today, I'm joining up with Skimbaco's Live a Little: Refresh for Fall, highlighting the little ways you can live life to the fullest everyday.

Fall is my favorite season.  I like everything about it, from the colors, to the decor to the clothes.

So here are my Top 10 Ways to Refresh for Fall:

1.  Change your tablecloth and/or centerpiece - For fall, I have a pretty red tablecloth with sunflowers on it.  I also add a pumpkin to the tray in the center.

2.  Add some fall to your front door - I have a Southern Living At Home pressed tin flower bucket on my front door.  I change what's in it for the season.  Right now, there is a bunch of silk sunflowers in it.

3.  Add pumpkins to your regular decor - I picked up an assortment of small pumpkins at Trader Joe's last week.  I "sprinkle" these around - on the mantle, on the windowsills, in flower pots. . .anywhere that needs a touch of fall.

4.  Add pillows and/or a throw to your couch or favorite chair - Home Goods is a great place for inexpensive ones.

5.  Throw on a Cardigan and Boots - Nothing puts your wardrobe into Fall-mode like a Cardi and some boots.

6.  Get a Fall Scented Candle - A nice Pumpkin Spice or Apple smell makes the whole house feel more "Fallish".

7.  Change your Sheets - Put on a nice Jersey Knit, or darker color sheet to welcome Fall.  Add a snuggly blanket for chilly fall nights.

8.  Add some casseroles and slow cooker meals to your dinner plans - Fall is the time I start making Chili, Lasagna and Roast Chicken more often.

9.  Bring the outside in - Fall is a great time to let your kids pick up leaves and acorns. . .display them in a glass hurricane, or series of mason jars on the mantle or a shelf.

10.  Bake - it's not too warm to have the oven going, so great your kids after school with some fresh pumpkin muffins!

These are some of the ways I am refreshing my home and myself for Fall.  How are you refreshing for Fall?

catch you soon -


  1. I'm sold on the tiny pumpkins idea... they make me smile whenever I see them!

    1. LOL I feel the same way Naomi - I had to hold myself back from buying more today!!


  2. I always get red mums in the fall and end up cleaning out all of the closets and drawers at the same time every year.

  3. I need to get back to bringing fall into my home. We don't have a real autumn in Florida, but I can change the mood with your tips. I also like the little gourds for decorating.