Transition Your Home Decor for Fall


 

Transition Your Home Decor for Fall

 

With autumn just around the corner, it’s time to prepare your home for the new season.

 

Rich, warm hues and the coziest textiles are just some of the items you’ll be yearning for this fall.

 

Read our list below to ensure your home is autumn-ready.

 

Change your Palette

 

Step into the fall mindset by first changing your home’s color palette, whether it’s in small accessories or textiles. Even if the summer sun continues to go strong through mid-November, it can still feel like fall in your home if you’re surrounded by rich hues of burgundy and mustard.

 

For further depth, add in a festive plaid or exotic animal print in a pillowcase or blanket.

 

Layer Textiles

 

While faux fur throws may have to wait for now, there is still an opportunity to layer in the early North Texas autumn.

 

Exchange more summery pillows for darker velvet accents.

 

Add linen blankets in dark grays or forest greens while it’s still warm. When the weather gets more chilly, create more texture in your home by layering cashmere and faux fur throws.

 

Create a Spark

 

Fall is the ultimate time to light a candle. Not only do they create the perfect cozy ambience, candles can evoke the season quickly through scent.

 

Light candles with muskier scents, such as a classic pumpkin spice or woody scent, to get you in the mood for cooler weather.

 

Play with Food

 

For the easiest transition into fall decor, display seasonal fruits.

 

Not only do fresh fruits bring life and vibrancy into the home, they add Mother Nature’s favorite seasonal colors.

 

Showcase crisp apples and pears in an earthenware bowl or wicker basket, then, when you’re ready, incorporate them into a delicious apple pie.

 

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Back-to-School Bedtime Routine Tips


 

Back-to-School Bedtime Routine Tips

 

A new school year is upon us, which means readjusting summer sleep schedules.

 

Experts recommend prepping for school-year routines two weeks in advance but, sometimes, the bittersweet end of summer vacation catches many of us unawares.

 

Here is some helpful advice to help little ones adjust quickly to new routines.

 

Make slow changes

 

Neither adults nor children adjust to changes that are made in one fell swoop.

 

When adjusting bedtimes, move them earlier only by 5 to 15 minutes at a time, every two or three days. This will help you and your children feel less groggy in the morning.

 

Children under 12 years old need between 10 to 11 hours of sleep, while older children need eight to nine hours.

 

Work together as a family

 

Children will feel better going to sleep early if they have an example to follow. That doesn’t mean your bedtime should be as early as 7:30 or 8 p.m., too.

 

Finish up any homework soon after dinner, and get ready for the next school day together. Having backpacks and lunches packed and any parental forms signed will help the next morning’s rush go much smoother.

 

Start having more calming family activities an hour before your children’s intended bedtimes. Avoid the TV and smartphones and together choose a book to read, or help them with a calming bath.

 

Turn off your devices

 

Blue light from electronics can stimulate the mind too much before bedtime.

 

Turn off the TV or smartphones and dim bedroom lights an hour before to start calming the mind down. Try having a charging station in the kitchen or another shared space where everyone can store their devices for the evening.

 

Are you using your phone as your alarm? Try going analog or looking into some of the alarm clocks we’ve recommended for Daylight Saving Time

 

Promote positivity

 

There may be some struggles having earlier bedtimes, but remain patient and positive for you and your child.

 

If children — especially very young ones — see bedtime as a positive activity rather than a punishment, they’ll be less likely to resist the new schedule.

 

Counter any last-minute requests by incorporating them into your children’s new routine. Experts say that if children’s routines keep getting interrupted, the harder it will be for them to adjust.

 

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