Fall into Autumn with These Easy Seasonal Apartment Updates

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Autumn may just be our favorite season. We love this time of year and enjoy cozying up our living spaces to reflect the season. We also love that you don’t need a big budget to decorate your apartment for fall. 

Fall into autumn with these easy seasonal apartment updates that will have you dreaming of coming home to your apartment all fall. 

Add a Fall Hot Beverage Bar

Want to create the ultimate cozy autumn vibes in your apartment this fall? Add a hot beverage bar to add an easy seasonal update that is stylish and makes grabbing your favorite warm drinks easy throughout the season.  

Putting together a hot drink beverage bar is easy and will inspire you to slow down, get cozy, and sip on your favorite warm fall drinks. 

Favorite Fall Drink Ideas for Your Hot Beverage Bar

  • Warm Apple Cider
  • Pumpkin Spice Latte
  • Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa
  • Bourbon Spiced Hot Cider
  • Apple Pie Hot Toddy
  • Pumpkin Vanilla Espresso
  • Maple Bourbon Hot Coffee

You don’t need a ton of space to set up a coffee station or bar cart. To set up your hot beverage bar simply find a location to set up your bar. You might want to use a small table, a piece of existing furniture in your apartment, a bar cart, or even a small corner of your kitchen counter. 

You can theme your hot beverage bar with your favorite fall drinks. Whether that’s coffee drinks, hot toddies, autumn cocktails, apple cider, hot cocoa, or a chai tea station.

Add a few of your favorite autumn mugs, some spoons, pretty napkins, and the fixings for your favorite autumn drinks. If you want to set up a fall coffee bar, have your coffee or espresso machine, a few mugs, spoons, and any fall beverage flavors you want—like pumpkin spice syrup, caramel syrup, cinnamon for dusting etc. 

Use your favorite vessels to hold your coffee products. No matter what hot beverages you choose to showcase in your fall beverage bar, it’s sure to be an easy autumn update that will keep you warm and toasty all fall long. 

Create a Cozy Autumn Glow with Lighting

Fall and Autumn Easy Seasonal Apartment Updates Create a cozy autumn glow in your apartment by adding fall lighting accents. Try hanging some sparkle lights or adding battery operated tea lights and lanterns around your apartment to create that cozy amber glow for the perfect fall ambiance. 

Bring the Bounty of the Autumn Harvest Inside for Your Fall Decor

Using mother nature to decorate our living spaces is an easy way to add seasonal decor that is inexpensive, timeless, and beautiful. It’s also a good excuse to head to the farm. 

Think extra large bowls filled with apples and baskets filled with winter squash or potatoes. Add in some colorful gourds and pumpkins from the farmers market to add to your fall decor. You can place them on shelves or coffee tables grouped with other decorative objects and books for perfect fall styling. 

Other Natural Elements to Add to Your Fall Decor:

  • Create centerpieces using natural elements like nuts, coffee beans, pine cones, cloves, oranges, and pomegranates
  • Hang a dried botanical wreath using a command strip by your door
  • Create autumn bouquets to display in vases using autumn colors and florals like red, orange, and yellow sunflowers and mums
  • DIY an autumn garland using leaves or cut out and string up some brown paper bag leaves

Fall Throw Blankets

What is the easiest fall update you can add to your apartment to create instant cozy vibes? Adding throw blankets. 

Add color and texture to your autumn decor by adding fall throw blankets or blanket scarves to your living room and bedroom.

Using blankets and throws for fall decor is easy. You can throw them on your sofa, chairs, bed, or a blanket ladder and it instantly transitions your apartment from summer to autumn. 

The Best Fall Blankets to Try:

  • Cable Knit Blankets
  • Chunky Hand Knit Blankets
  • Blanket Scarves
  • Flannel Throws
  • Warm Fleece Blankets
  • Soft Plaid Blankets
  • Woven Throws with Tassels
  • Sherpa Throws
  • Chenille Throws

Toss in Some Fall Accent Pillows

Create the perfect autumn retreat by tossing in some fall accent pillows to your living space. It’s an easy seasonal decor update that will add even more color, texture, and visual interest to your living area. 

Mix and match patterns, colors, shapes, and textures to create a beautiful autumn look in your apartment. If you already have throw pillow inserts, it’s even easier to add new throw pillows in your favorite autumn colors by just changing the throw pillow covers. 

Add fall throw pillows in your favorite fall colors on your bed, sofa, chairs, or tucked into a basket. 

Some of our favorite autumn colors we love to use in our fall decor are:

  • Crimson
  • Burnt Orange
  • Sage
  • Terracotta
  • Sienna
  • Amber
  • Scarlet
  • Clay Tones
  • Deep Burgundies

Fall Scented Cleaning Products

Let the scents of autumn wash over your whole apartment by incorporating some fall scented cleaning products to your fall cleansing routine.

It’s not hard to find fall scented cleaning products this time of year—from fall scented hand soaps, dish soaps, cleaning sprays, and bathroom cleansers—there are fall scented cleaning products to add a sense of autumn luxury to your apartment and make cleaning your apartment an aromatherapy experience at the same time. 

There are so many fall scented cleaning products on the market that are in beautiful packaging that adds style to your autumn decor. We love to look for hand soaps in amber glass or apothecary style glass jars. 

Look for Cleaning Products and Hand Soaps in These Favorite Autumn Scents:

  • Apple Crisp
  • Apple Cider
  • Ginger
  • Acorn Spice
  • Cardamom
  • Pumpkin Spice 
  • Spiced Pumpkin Latte
  • Maple
  • Maple Bourbon
  • Cedar
  • Orange
  • Clove

Pull Out Autumn Textiles

Autumn decor is all about creating cozy vibes. Changing your bed linens, sheets, pillowcases, comforters, and bedspreads to warmer fabrics in your favorite autumn colors will help you achieve a warm, restful retreat you’ll want to spend time in this fall. 

Another easy fall textile decor update that adds function and style, is to change your lighter spring and summer curtains to a heavier drapery fabric. Heavier drapery will help stop drafts around windows through fall and winter and add warmth to your space. 

Bake Up the Tastes of Autumn

We know…you might be thinking; “how is baking autumn goodies an easy fall apartment update?”  Well, just think of how pretty those yummy fall baked treats will look on wooden cake stands covered with dome glass tops or on tiered dessert stands. Think warm wood platters, charcuterie boards, and stoneware in neutral earth tones to display your baked treats. 

Fall is the perfect time to bake warm cookies, cakes, tarts, pies, and any other fall goodies you love. Not only will they taste delicious, but they look beautiful, they will make your apartment smell divine and give you all the fall feels. You might not want to leave your apartment. 

You can also add to your autumn kitchen decor by adding pretty fall tea towels, a classic heavy cotton apron in a neutral tone, or by displaying your bakeware and baking utensils.

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