5 Ways to Prepare Your Apartment for Fall

Chicago Apartments, Fall Cleaning

Brace yourselves: Pumpkin spice season is upon us. From the return of sweater weather to Halloween, there will be lots to celebrate over the next couple months. We’re kicking things off with some simple tips for how to bring your “fall fever” into your apartment. Here’s how you can prepare your apartment for fall.

Apartment Fall Cleaning, Chicago Apartments

Start with a Deep Clean

The arrival of a new season offers an opportunity for a symbolic fresh start. A thorough deep cleaning session in your apartment can help get you into the right mindset for the upcoming season. To get your apartment fall-ready, start by deep cleaning every room in your home. Before adding any new scents or decorations to the mix, you’ll want everything to be clean and tidy.

Fall Bedroom Ideas, Chicago Apartments

For Your Apartment’s Bedroom

String lights are a small addition that’ll make any room feel cozy, but we especially love them in a bedroom. Soft light feels romantic and soothing, and as the days begin to get shorter again, string lights can help create a fall sanctuary in your apartment. Another way to bring fall into your bedroom is to add some extra throw blankets or comforters to your bedspread for a comfy, textured look. Once the temperature begins to dip, you’ll appreciate the extra insulation.

Fall Bathroom Ideas, Chicago Apartments

For Your Apartment’s Bathroom

Yes, you can celebrate the fall season in your bathroom. Fall-scented bath essentials like shower gel, bathroom spray, and hand soap can be fun ways to bring fall vibes into your bathroom. Some handmade bar soaps are made with fall-themed dried fruits or herbs, which may provide aromatherapeutic benefits. Look for autumnal-scented soaps, lotions, and sprays to enjoy the fragrances of fall while you’re showering or brushing your teeth.

Fall Living Room Ideas, Chicago Apartments

For Your Apartment’s Living Room

Another tip to prepare your apartment for fall: Embrace the colors of the season. This works especially well in a living room, although it can be applied to any room in your apartment. Emulate the colors of changing leaves by decorating with bold reds, burnt coppers, and vibrant mustard hues. Whether you opt for apple-colored hand towels or some special burgundy throw pillows on the couch, showcasing fall’s warm, rich tones is an easy way to bring some of that much-loved autumnal spirit into your home.

Scented fall candles are another wonderful way to kick off the fall season in your home. It’s easy to find candles in scents like apple pie or pumpkin spice, which will give your home a comfy feeling.

Fall Kitchen Ideas, Chicago Apartments

For Your Apartment’s Kitchen

Go ahead, try that pumpkin spice-flavored food item — we won’t judge. Better yet, buy some apple cider or a fall-flavored tea. Fill your fruit bowl with autumnal produce. Now is the time to have a little fun with your fall preparations — because they’ve only just begun.

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