5 Décor Accents to Update Your Home for Fall

The charming Colonial-style 1940s home that lifestyle blogger Alicia Lund shares with her husband is the definition of cozy. The Cheetah Is the New Black founder, who also works as an editorial stylist, moved from New York to San Francisco before finally settling in East Sacramento to start her family. “When I was house hunting, I knew this was ‘the one’ because of the energy of the home and the fact that it had great bones and character,” she says. Now that she’s at the tail end of her home renovation, it’s time for Lund to add the finishing touches to each room. As evidenced by Lund’s stylish abode, small, thoughtful accents like a fuzzy throw, fresh flowers, and even the warm scent of a burning candle are the perfect way to welcome fall’s arrival. To tour the blogger’s gorgeous house and get her easy seasonal decorating tips, hover or tap on the rooms below.

Tip: Consider Scents and Centerpieces

“This is the first room people usually walk into when entering our homes, so having a candle burning not only makes for an impressive entrance, it also sets a cozy and inviting tone. I always have a Jo Malone London Basil & Neroli candle burning on our dining table, and I like to get creative and switch up the centerpiece with a bowl of seasonal fruits. Try to light a candle 30 minutes before guests arrive so the scent has time to really waft through the house.”

Tip: Layer on Personal Touches

“I love the stories all of the pieces on my shelves tell. Incorporating more personal pieces like photographs and family heirlooms instantly make a space feel homey. Every shelfie needs personal photographs, some kind of greenery, and something a bit odd that tells a story or makes you smile.”

Tip: Dress Up Your Coffee Table

“Corralling your favorite objects and accessories atop your coffee table in a gorgeous tray is the way to go. Since our living room is such a communal space, I always have a delicious scent around. I keep a Jo Malone London English Pear & Freesia diffuser near the center of my coffee table. It incorporates some of my favorite scents while giving off a fresh floral aroma. I’m also obsessed with coffee table books and am constantly swapping new ones in and out.”

Tip: Invest in Spa-Like Amenities

“Evening baths have quickly become my favorite way to unwind after a long day. (We were without a bathtub for years!) Displaying a stack of magazines along with a fragrant bodywash makes it feel especially luxurious.”

Tip: Add Charm; Minimize Clutter

“Adding small touches like bud vases with fresh florals also takes things up a notch. Stashing my favorite beauty and bath products in accessible and stylish baskets makes it easy to keep a clutter-free countertop (something I’ve definitely not always been so good at).”




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