6 Simple Ways to Transition Your Home from Fall to Winter


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Transitioning your home from fall to winter is an easy and subtle way to embrace the new season, holiday cheer, and colder temperatures. Swap linens, invest in a signature scent, and utilize rich winter colors to create a festive and wintry ambiance within your home. Add warm lighting and staple pieces like a coat rack to prepare your home for the upcoming season. Keep reading to learn six simple ways to transition your home from fall to winter with ease.

1. Swap your seasonal linens

As fall fades to winter, swapping linens is a simple yet effective way to transform your home for the colder months ahead. Replace light, airy, summer pieces with cozy linens to bring warm colors and texture to your space. Don’t limit seasonal pieces to just bedroom linens – incorporate winter pieces, like a chunky red knit blanket, to all of your living spaces. For an affordable new look, swap pillow cushion covers from fall oranges and rustic browns to winter colors like icy blue, champagne gold, plum or evergreen. 



Zgallerie, Avignon Bedding, $187.99 $269.95 

2. Add a pop of seasonal décor

It’s time to pack away your autumn and Thanksgiving décor to make room for seasonal winter pieces. Winter decorations may include a seasonal centerpiece made of pine branches and winter berries, winter canvas prints or wall art showcasing snowy landscapes or wooden textiles. Adding a pop of seasonal décor allows you to incorporate small yet intentional pieces to your home to welcome the change in season. 

Belk, Amanti Art Winter Aspen Trunks Blue Framed Canvas Art, $303

3. Prepare new table settings

The winter months (and the holidays associated with the season) are a great reason for hosting a party or having a cozy solo dinner at home. Add winter table settings to your dining room table to bring a blend of elegance and warmth to your day-to-day meals. Add textured linens like a seasonal table runner or rich velvet napkins, metallic gold cutlery and a pine centerpiece or candle holders to prepare for dining room for any winter gathering or holiday-ready feast (don’t worry, you can still order takeout!).

Belk, Elrene Winter Holiday Berry Fabric Table Runner, $44

4. Source warm lighting

Warm lighting is an effortless tool to bring a cozy atmosphere into our homes. Utilizing subdued hues of soft gold and white lighting bring a new level of comfort and relaxation into homes during the winter months. Switch out lightbulbs on table lamps for softer, warm lighting and add string lights to transform your living room into a cozy wintertime oasis.

Lamps Plus, Colby Brushed Nickel Downbridge Floor Lamp, $149.99  

5. Organize your entryway

 As the winter months approach, organizing and revamping your entryway is essential to navigating outfit transitions in colder weather. Invest in stylish coat hooks, organizational cubes, and a sturdy winter mat to make your entryway functional yet welcoming and stylish. Streamline your daily winter routine as you transition from your fall to winter wardrobe with an efficient space to store scarves, hats, gloves, and boots.  

Ballard Designs, Fontenay Antique Brass Coat Rack, $139 $104.25 

6. Splurge on a seasonal scent

 Embrace a new season with your strongest sense – smell! Finding a signature seasonal scent is a fantastic way to transition your home from fall to winter. A winter scent sets the stage for new seasonal memories and elevates your entire home. Splurge on a winter candle, room spray or essential oil to use with your diffuser in seasonal scents such as pine, cranberry, cinnamon, clove, vanilla or leather.  

Zgallerie, Candle Cloche, $14.95 $10.69 

 Ready to make your home the ultimate winter space? Check out our 10 tips to designing a cabin-inspired home for the cooler months! 

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