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Easy Fall Decor

Yes, that’s right, fall is here! The season of changing leaves, perfect cool weather, and the infamous Starbucks latte. Best of all it is also time to switch up your home decor! Fall home decor is so much more than adding different shades of orange or pumpkins around your home. Whether you are looking for starting inspo or wanting to elevate what you already have, we’ve got you covered.  

Bring in Warm Neutral Colors 

Though orange is a prominent color associated with fall, there are many other colors that can give your home a fall touch. Yellows, browns, burnt red, green, and even tan are considered fall colors. Other neutral tone colors can be added for accents to your decoration. 

LIght Candles

Its highly debatable, but the best candles come out around the fall season. Candles add not just an amazing scent to your home but warmth as well. These candles are an excellent addition to your home decor, and can even embody fall more than an orange centerpiece. 

Use Wood Accents 

Fall is definitely a more rustic season, and adding wood accents will elevate your decor. This doesn’t mean you have to bring pieces of trees into your home, but chose wood centerpieces, signage, or picture frames. 

Play up on Fall Holidays 

Though there are other holidays that happen in the fall/autumn season, Labor Day, Veterans Day, and Thanksgiving are the most notable days of celebration. Adding specific decorations for these holidays can enhance your home decor by not solely focusing on the colors or leaves. Thanksgiving decorations are typically used the most for fall decor but having Labor Day or Veterans can items will set you apart from everyone else. 

Though these are only four short tips, they can really do a lot when decorating your home. Another great way to get fall inspiration is shopping in the stores. At Home, Marshalls, and Target that have great decorations for a great price. Don’t forget to share with us what you have done with your homes!

How to Stay Organized During School Season

Its September which means heavier traffic and school is back in session. For those of us with children, this time of the year can be quite chaotic. Getting back into our routines along with the plethora of papers that come home with them can be a lot. Without proper organization, our homes can be a direct reflection of the chaos going on in our lives. Here are some tips to keep your home warm, inviting, and most importantly efficient! 

Make your Entryway Apart of your Routine

Outside of the usual coat hanger or key holder, your entryway can hold way more to service you and make your morning or evening routine way simpler. Creating an efficient entryway is also helpful for families by making a routine for children. You can do this by adding extra hangers for their backpacks, cubby area for their shoes, and even a bench to make it easier to set things down or take on and off shoes. 

Maximize your Space 

In the common areas of your home, things can get thrown around everywhere. Baskets come in handy to give a home to items that would usually be thrown around your home. It’s also easy to store these away whether in a storage outoman, cubby space for children, or TV stand. 


As previously mentioned, having baskets is an awesome organizing tool for your home. However, sometimes it can take too much time trying to find something that we stashed away. Making labels makes the organizing process ten times more efficient by being able to see exactly what everything is. 

Its Okay to Throw Away 

Papers and small items can easily accumulate, turing into monstrous pile of clutter that you’ll dread going through to the point that it just sits there. Determine what you need and throw out the rest of it. Filing important documents away also helps to minimize the appearance of paper clutter. Additionally try to go paperless as much as possible! 

Set Room Boundaries 

As we all know, our little ones have not totally grasped the concept of putting things back where they belong so organization can be a tad bit difficult. Keeping certain items only in designated area will tremendously help in the long run and cut down on clean up time. 

There are many more tips that we can share with you, but these are the essential five to maintaining an organized home.