Home Essentials to Dive into Fall


As we move from the bright colors of summer into the autumn maroons of fall, it is time to start to get into the fall spirit and cozy up your home. See our favorite Fall decor essentials below!

Add a little color and a little warmth to your rooms with a blanket you can throw on your bed or family/living room. Add a blanket that will complement the main colors represented in the room. You want that blanket to pop! On a solid colored couch never be afraid to be bold and add a patterned blanket. There are also so many types of materials from Wool, Fleece, Cotton, Cashmere, Faux Fur and you can even try a heated blanket. Another plus to throw blankets is that it can cover worn furniture to bring life and make the room look bigger when you add color to bigger furniture. Before the temperature drops take advantage of the cool nights by the fire pit and add some throw blankets to cozy it up.

There are three ways to fold your blankets:

  • Drape it - This method is the most popular and easiest.
  • Fold it - A neat fold, shown below, to display it.
  • Cascade it - Spread out the blanket to highlight the design.

If you cannot decide which throw to use, pick out a decorative basket to store all your blankets. Blanket Ladders are also a popular alternative for storage that can decoratively display your collection of blankets!


A creative way to add some motivational calligraphy or hand drawn art to your room. Buy a decorative chalkboard with an inspirational quote already inscribed or make it a DIY project. Google and look to find what inspirational quote you want to add to your home. Sketch the design on a piece of paper and plan out what you would like to write. Grab a level and make sure your design will be centered. Buy some chalk markers or regular chalk to paint up your design onto your board. To add some cartoons, look up some clip art to help you with your design. If you mess up, use water and q-tips for easy and precise clean-up. Place your masterpiece in your kitchen, living room or on your way out the door. 


Grab the essential smells of pumpkin and fall. Some of our favorite home smells are Praline Pecan and Sweater Weather. This years top candles can be found at, 

  • Bath and Body Works - Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin, Leaves, Pumpkin Pecan Waffles, Sweater Weather, Apple Cinnamon Cider, Flannel


  • Yankee Candle Company - New England Maple, Apple Pumpkin, Autumn Wreath, Spiced Pumpkin, Autumn Leaves 


Spruce up your dinner table with a fall centerpiece that can feature candles, vases, pumpkins and so much more. Use antique pieces to give your home a fall farm rustic look. Bring out natural earth tones and spice it up with the reds, yellows and orange of fall.

Add a rocking chair to your front or back porch with a throw blanket to keep warm on cooler nights. Enjoy the brief bit of comfortable, chilly Fall weather we have in the Richmond-Metro area before it's gone! Stay comfy when you're handing out candy and snacks to trick-or-treaters on Halloween night! Enjoy a momentary respite from the hustle and bustle of your big family Thanksgiving dinner on your comfortable set of rocking chairs! 

Add fall décor around your fireplace to light it up and add some color. 

  • Pumpkins - Try placing different sized and colored gourds or pumpkins around your fireplace!
  • Fall Banner - Nothing yells fall like a banner!
  • Candles - Include some fall scented candles to give off a that Autumn aroma!
  • Halloween - Show some Halloween Spirit by adding a bit of a spooky spider-web or halloween-themed garland to your mantle!
  • Vintage and Rustic - these antique pieces seem to add that fall effect into your home

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You can never go wrong with some fall inspiration. Find your favorite quote and add it to a spot in your home where you will see it every day. 

Some of our favorite Fall Quotes we found on Pinterest to add to your board are, 

  • "The only thing getting lit this weekend are my fall candles"
  • "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers"
  • "All at once, summer collapsed into fall"
  • "Cozy Sweaters, Crisp Air, Apple Picking, Hot Cocoa, Crunchy Leaves, Fall"
  • "Gobble Till Ya Wobble"
  • "Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice"

Add some fall décor to your front door to welcome your guests in to get them into the fall spirit.

Pick out a wreath that will complement your front door and highlight the essential fall colors. 

Fall is the perfect time to put in a fire pit into your exterior space. It allows you to stay warm as the nights get cooler, host s'more parties and even is perfect to share all your scary stories for the approaching Halloween Holiday.

All you need to do is pick the perfect location, decide between gas or wood, and make sure you know if you want it year round as a permanent or short term portable pit.

Check out HGTVs Advice/Inspiration for your Fire pit - 



Add a taste of fall to your front door to impress your friends and family when they come to visit. Visit local decor stores or shop online to discover some key fall front door pieces, 

  • Fall Wreath
  • Rustic Welcome Sign
  • A Wooden Plant Ladder to display Fall Color Flowers
  • Harvested Plants - Squash, Pumpkins, Gourds and even add a few potted flowers here and there
  • Focus on Pumpkins - Gather Pumpkins of all sizes and different colors to make your own display
  • Scarecrow - A Friendly and Spooky Addition to your Front Porch
  • Rustic Accessories - Add an Apple Crate, some Hay, with some wooden decor/signs 


 We hope that we've given you some great Fall ideas to help you decorate and get excited for one of the Rick Cox Realty Group's favorite seasons. We hope you enjoy Fall as much as we will! If you have any suggestions or comments that you'd like to share in regards to your Fall decorating ideas, please feel free to share them in the comments section below or on Facebook! We'd love to hear from you!


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