For many of us, fall is a season of fun by the fireside, pumpkins, Halloween, and cozy hot chocolates in front of the TV, but although it’s a great season that we should all embrace, it can also be a tough one due to the dwindling levels of sunlight and the increase in poor weather. Pumpkin Spice galore with a gloomy skies is quite the combination.
If you and your family tend to struggle with the changing of the seasons from summer to fall, one thing that can really help in making your home as light and bright as possible, and here are just a few ways you can do that:
Control your foliage
If you have a lot of tall trees and shrubs on your property, it might be a good idea to call in a local tree removal company to prune and potentially remove any trees and shrubs that are blocking the light from getting into your windows. The more natural let you can get into your home this winter, the less likely you are to succumb to things like seasonal affective disorder, and the lighter, brighter, and happier your home will be.
Invest in your favorite fall candles
Candlelight is less harsh than electrical lighting and it can make your home seem much cozier in the fall, so it is a really good idea to invest in some fall scented candles, like pumpkin spice and cinnamon, for those evenings where you want the room to be light, but you also want to cuddle up and be as cozy as possible too.
Invest in a log burner
If you don’t already have a log burner or even an open fire, you might want to consider getting one. Why? Because unlike other forms of heating the home, they also add light in the form of flames, to the space. There’s nothing quite like cozying up in front of a burning fire to make you feel warm fall feelings that lift your spirits immeasurably. We do not have a fireplace so I purchased an adorable faux fireplace.
Hang more mirrors
If your home always feels a bit dark and sim in the fall and winter months, something that can really help is hanging more mirrors around the place. Naturally, mirrors will reflect any lights that you have on around the room so that it seems lighter and brighter without the need for lots of additional light fittings (although buying a few more lamps and lights is never a bad thing in the fall).
Keep colors light and bright
Many people naturally switch to darker decorations in the home when fall comes around, but those beautiful burnt reds, oranges, and browns, as fitting for the season as they are, only serve to make the home feel even darker. So, stick with the white sheets and cream throws, and try to bring the fall colors in more subtly in the form of candles, gourds, and maybe an autumnal wreath on the door. Try hanging a colorful DIY fall wreath.
Keeping the home bright and light can be a challenge in the fall, but if you miss the sun, there is always something you can do to make your home less dark!