I love walking around the city with leaves crunching underfoot, bingeing Meg Ryan movies with a cup of hot cider in hand, and going thrifting in search of vintage-looking chunky knit sweaters. I’m partial to soft cotton for sheets, but you can also simply toss a quilt or blanket over your bed for instant coziness. But if you haven’t thought about curling up on the sofa with a fuzzy blanket in quite some time, then consider this your reminder to pick up a knit throw that will keep you nice and snug all season long.
Pumpkin-scented candles are easily one of the best parts of fall, and now’s the time to stock up (they’ve been lining the shelves at HomeGoods and TJ Maxx since mid-July, NGL). Pick out a handful of scents that will bring you joy during the coming months, scatter them throughout your apartment, and place any unfinished summer candles in a storage bin. To finish off the look, grab some taper candles in a pretty fall hue, such as a soft orange or rich burgundy.
Affordable pillow covers make it so easy for me to change up my living room decorating scheme whenever I feel like it. For early fall, I love introducing some neutral hues—velvets and moody greens or rust hues can come later in the season. I never feel guilty for holding onto pillow covers of all kinds, given that they’re small enough to fold up into an under-bed bin and tuck out of sight! I love scouring local flea markets and vintage stores in search of the perfect paintings, but you can find some great downloadable prints online that look like real canvases!