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8 Ways to Set the Fall Mood

8 Ways to Set the Fall Mood

I know you may be thinking, “ELL it’s still August!”… OH I KNOW! But guess what, it’s never too early in my book to start thinking about fall. I LIVE for fall! It’s my favorite season. I also live in New England and in the fall it is mesmerizing here, from the crisp fall air to the gorgeous array of red, yellow, and orange leaves. There is nothing better. I figured, why not create a blog post to help us all set the fall mood! Here are 8 ways that I like to set the fall mood. 

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8 ways to set the fall mood. Time to cozy up!

1. Fall Scented Candles

I am OBSESSED With candles. I thought maybe one day I would grow out of this obsession, but here I am still looking forward to lighting my fall scented candles every year! Excitement fills my soul when I walk past Bath&Body Works or Yankee Candle and smell apples, pumpkins, and marshmallow fireside! SO GOOD. To really set the fall mood, light up one of your favorite fall scented candles.

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Autumn Wreath , Mulled Cider , LeavesAutumn in the Park , Spiced Pumpkin

2. Switch up your Decor to Fall Colors

I LOVE switching out my decor once summer begins to end. Some ways that I will incorporate fall into my home is by switching my blankets and pillow cases. I stick to a white down comforter on my bed to make it easier to switch up the colors. I will usually add pops of orange and red to set the fall mood. Plaid in the fall can be cozy too! Since the temperature starts to chill in the fall , adding flannel can be a nice touch!

Don’t be afraid to add some pumpkins around your home, and other cute fall decor. One of my favorite stores to shop at for fall decor is Michaels & TJ Maxx! They ALWAYS have the best selection at affordable prices. But Pottery Barn, Kohls, Target all have awesome selections too (:

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3. Go Apple Picking

Is it really fall if you don’t go apple picking? My favorite fall activity is apple picking! I can’t get enough! The best part is that you get to bake an apple crisp when you get home. Nothing smells more like fall than when you are baking an apple pie! YUM!

4. Carve Pumpkins

This is such a fun way to set the fall mood! I won’t lie, I am not the best pumpkin carver, but it’s fun nonetheless! Plus, who else LOVES pumpkin seeds? Lightly salted goodness!

5. Watch your Favorite Fall Movies

I am a huge lover of fall movies! A perfect way to set the fall mood is to watch a good Halloween movie. I always wait patiently filled with excitement for the 13 days of Halloween, just so I can watch my favorite Halloween classics! Here is a list of hands down, THE BEST Halloween/fall movies.

  • Hocus Pocus (SO GOOD)
  • Halloweentown (Because DUH)
  • Beetlejuice
  • The Addams Family
  • Casper
  • It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Ghostbusters
  • The Haunted Mansion
  • Matilda
  • Scream
  • Phantom of the Megaplex
  • Mom’s Got a Date with a Vampire
  • Harry Potter

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6. Buy Cozy Sweaters & Boots

I don’t know about you but fall fashion is my absolute favorite! Hoodies, cardigans, boots, cute leather jackets, scarves and more! You can really set the fall mood when you switch over your summer wardrobe to your fall wardrobe!

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7. Go on a Hayride or Visit a Local Fair

A great way to set the fall mood is to go to a local fair or find a nearby hayride! There are so many fairs near my town and I just love them! Nothing like a candy apple, and a haunted house to spice up the season! 

8. Visit New England

If you ever have the chance, you should visit New England in the fall. It is BEYOND gorgeous. The mountains in New Hampshire are stunning in the fall. Visit the Berkshires! You will not regret it.

8 Ways to Set the Fall Mood

I hope you enjoyed this list and that you are excited for the fall season like I am! 

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  • Alena P

    Love!!! Fall is absolutely my favorite time of year. I also love New England but have never been there in fall!!

    • ellduclos

      You need to visit! It’s so beautiful in the fall!

  • Crissy

    Sweaters, boots & Fall scented candles top the list in my book!

  • Kelsey

    I LOVE summer, but you have me inspired. Despite the 90 degree temps today, new candles are in my future – xox

    • ellduclos

      So glad I could help! (: New fall candles are the best!

  • Cristal

    Great post. All the things I love! ❤️ Can’t wait to change over home decor. I love looking at TJ Maxx as well or Home Goods! The selection is always good. Hoping to go apple picking for the first time this year 🙂

    • ellduclos

      Aww apple picking is so much fun you will love it!

  • Marisol

    This post reminded me of how CLOSE fall is! I cannot wait to cuddle on the couch with some hot cocoa and cozy sweater when fall arrives. Thanks for sharing!

    • ellduclos

      YESSS! Same! Thank you (:

  • Julie

    I am so glad I found this post! I have been craving Autumn for well over a month, despite us having a rare heatwave here in Northern Ireland this year. I’m absolutely going to look for some candles and watch Hocus Pocus this weekend! Fab! X

    • ellduclos

      Hocus Pocus is my favorite!!! Happy fall lovie!! (:

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