Autumn is a time of transitioning from the heat of summer days to the cold and wet of winter.
In this period, you can prepare your home for those coming months of darkness and a lot of indoor activity. Take out your winter woollies, including the heavier blankets and throws you need in your living spaces.
Invest in more candles – you'll be using them much more now that the days will be shorter and darker.
Particularly if you have children, think of how you'll spend the "indoor days," stocking up on board games, new paints and drawing materials, and any other items that can be used to create fun for little ones or in gatherings of friends and family.
Warm Drinks and Food: The autumn is also the season when you start to drink more hot liquids, so consider building up a little "hot drinks station" in your home. Create a small spot that family members can use to make coffee, black and herbal teas, hot chocolate and the likes.
Add a cup holder stand for cups or hand-crafted mugs that feel lovely to hold in both hands.