Get the most out of fall’s favorite accessory for your home.
The celebrated pumpkin spice latte is back in stores for the season. Jump on this fall trend by adding small but impactful touches to your home for a cozy and nostalgic fall.
Bring in fall colors to warm up your home. Incorporate deep reds, burnt orange, and rich pumpkin shades to usher in the fall spirit.
Add pumpkins in new and exciting ways, such as adding a table runner with Cinderella pumpkins and crystal wine glasses to draw in a warm ambiance. Add mini pumpkins of various colors to your tablescape as place settings and use calligraphy to write each guest’s name on their appropriate pumpkin place holder.
A pumpkin spice painted front door is particularly effective for curb appeal. Imagine sipping a pumpkin spice latte on a velvet burnt orange chaise lounge. If this seems far-fetched, start smaller and decorate your furniture with rich orange throw pillows or cushions with various textures.
When adding scents to your home, be careful to use only natural scents that won’t offend visitors with chemical sensitivities. For an easy stovetop aroma, add 1 cup water, a dash of vanilla extract and several dashes of pumpkin pie spice. Heat on low or place in open crockpot for a lingering pumpkin spice latte scent that will make your home cozy in an instant.
You can also create an aroma using your essential oil diffuser. If you don’t have a dedicated diffuser, you can add 1-2 drops to a ceramic candle diffuser. As the candle warms up, the aroma will diffuse your pumpkin spice scent.
In a glass bottle, combine:
20 drops cinnamon essential oil
20 drops ginger essential oil
20 drops nutmeg essential oil
15 drops clove bud essential oil
5 drops cardamom essential oil
To create your own pumpkin spice latte, combine the following ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl:
1 cup milk product of choice
2 tblsp of pumpkin puree
¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice, plus more for the topping
¼ tsp vanilla extract
1 tblsp sugar or sweetener of choice
Microwave 1-2 minutes or heat on the stove until the milk is hot. Then, whisk vigorously until the milk mixture is foamy. Pour the ¼ cup strong brewed coffee or hot espresso into your mug and add the milk mixture. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with more pumpkin pie spice.
Recipe courtesy of the Food Network.