I have this theory that Texans appreciate fall more than the rest of the country since we have to endure the brutal summer heat before we get to enjoy the mild (and far too short) season that is fall. Which is why we love to squeeze every bit out of the season. And that includes decorating! From burning pumpkin candles to adding bits of flannel, we have some easy tips for fall-ifying your house this season!

Create cozy curb appeal:

One of the easiest and cheapest ways to decorate for fall is by placing pumpkins and gourds on your front porch. Stack or pile them up your porch steps, by the door, or in your front garden. We love incorporating white and green gourds in with traditional orange pumpkins. Plus, you can use them for a fun pumpkin-carving activity, come Halloween.

Another way to add pops of orange, yellow, and deep burgundy is through chrysanthemums. These flowering plants are affordable and easy to maintain. Place them in wicker baskets or wooden crates to add some texture to your front porch.

Drape fuzzy flannels around the house:

If we had to choose one material that embodies “fall,” it would hands down be flannel. It comes in a variety of colors and patterns, so it’s easy to find the perfect flannel for your home. Drape a thin, flannel blanket over the couch, add a few throw pillows, or invest in a plaid reading chair to add this chic fall print to your home.

Add seasonal scents:

There is nothing quite like scent to flood your memory with autumns past. We love going to boutique shops around town to hunt for the perfect fall scents. Burn “apple cider” in the kitchen, “pumpkin spice” in the living room, and “persimmon” in the bedroom to create a full sensory experience.

Another easy and cheap option to indulge the senses is through “stove-top potpourri.” Simmer sliced oranges, cinnamon sticks, star anise, and cloves in water for an autumn scent that will linger throughout the house.

Creating the perfect fall atmosphere doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. It’s all about incorporating textures, scents, and seasonal produce to achieve a cozy haven. Happy fall, ya’ll!