How To Use Your Senses to Transition Your Home from Summer to Fall

Allow sight, sound, touch, taste and smell to be your guide with decorating your home for Fall.

Fall at home is comfort, warmth and serenity under one roof. From the smells of cinnamon to the coziness of curling up under a soft throw blanket there is no better season to enjoy your little slice of heaven that you call home sweet home. Here are some easy ways to transition your home from summer to fall by using your 5 senses as your guide.

The scent of fall is perhaps the most intoxicating of all the seasons. It is Earthy and comforting and can a part of your home with a little help from scented candles, stove top simmers and homemade potpourri.

Here are a few of our favorite smells this fall:

Fall Candles | Bath & Body Works

If you are looking for the perfect candle at a reasonable price, Bath & Body Works has the ultimate. Their 3 wick candles are priced at $22.50 and fill the room with the perfect scents for fall.


Pumpkin Spice Stove Top Simmer | Free People Blog

“Bursting with the sweet and spicy scents , this recipe will make your home feel like fall in an instant”

Homemade Potpourri | Bustle

“Dried fruit, spices, and the right dried flowers can make for an ideal grouping of wonderful fall smells.”


Fall is the epitome of comfort from the clothes we wear (welcome back leggings and boots!) to snuggling up with a warm blanket. At home,  choosing the right decor can bring the “touch” of fall in with textures and materials that include faux fur, wool and knit.

Faux Fur Blanket | Restoration Hardware

Indulge in the feel of fur by faking it with this $99 throw from RH.

Striped Wool Blanket | Coyuchi

Add a PSL from Starbucks and you have a match made in heaven.

Cable Knit Throw | Pottery Barn

Cozy Chic

Cover up your grill and say goodbye to all your backyard garden fruits and veggies. It’s time to prepare for a fall feast. The staples for this season include any and everything pumpkin, crisp apples (you know you went a little overboard at the orchard!) and hearty meals. Here are a few of favorite fall recipes that will leave your kitchen smelling delicious and your tummy feeling full:

Creamy Pumpkin Soup | Living The LLife

A perfect appetizer for a fall soiree or all by itself with a warm piece of bread.

Mini Apple Pies |

This recipe is as easy as pie!


Crocktober IdeasJennfab1130

500+ delicious slow cooker recipes.


Summer and fall decor are polar opposites. Summer means light linens and bright colors and where fall is filled with plaids, cooler colors and bulkier throws and comforters. Here are a few fall decor looks we are totally vibing on from homes currently listed on 

A Stunning Contemporary | Aspen, CO

Seamless indoor outdoor living that allows you to soak up all that fall has to offer from a crisp cool breeze to the warmth of a flickering fire.

Simple Touches | Holladay, UT

A few colorful pumpkins add a cool fall look to this comfy living room.

Serenity in Seattle | Seattle, WA

Can you imagine enjoying the last few moments warm nights in style here?

Chic in Chicago | Chicago, IL

Don’t forget a nice big closet to house all your bulky jackets and sweaters!


The sounds of fall are different for everyone. The symphony of summer crickets starts to fade away only to be replaced by the howls of the fall breeze hitting the trees outside our windows or the sounds of leaves crunching as children jump into piles. Or perhaps it is the sounds of laughter from trick or treaters running around your neighborhood on Halloween. For me, it is the sound of family. During the summer we spend less time at home because of the beautiful weather but as the days get shorter and it becomes dark earlier we have a tendency to return to being homebodies. Some of our favorite fall sounds at home include the crackle of a fire and the clinking of wine glasses around the dining room table. Whatever your favorite sound may be we wish you a very happy fall from our home to yours.

Lindsay is the the Director of Media Engagement for Coldwell Banker Real Estate and manages the brand’s media and social media department. She is also a licensed real estate professional. In 2017 & 2018, she was named a top 20 social influencer in the real estate industry in the annual Swanepoel 200 power rankings.

Lindsay lives in Livingston, NJ with her college sweetheart and now husband Joe and rwelcomed another Joe into her life as she became a mom in June 2016.

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1 Comment

  1. Leah Halverson
    September 8, 2017

    Love these ideas 🙂


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