As the mornings are darker and the days grow shorter, it's easy to feel a sense of melancholy. With the diminishing sunlight, it can be challenging to stay positive and motivated during the fall season. However, autumn offers its own unique charm and opportunities for self-care and introspection. Here at Oleander, we’re making the most of the shorter days and embracing the cozy ambiance that this season brings. And we’re here to help you do the same!
One of the best ways to make the most of shorter fall days is to fully immerse yourself in seasonal activities. Instead of lamenting the reduced daylight hours, take advantage of the beautiful fall colours and brisk air. Some of our team’s favourite outdoor ideas include apple picking, pumpkin carving, fall hikes and s'mores over a warm fire.
Another way to embrace the cooler weather is to transform your home into a cozy sanctuary. Make your living space inviting and warm by decorating with fall-themed accents and comfortable furniture and textiles, such as cozy blankets, plush pillows and soft throws. Candles and soft lighting also help to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Use these ideas to create a cozy nook for reading, relaxation or for enjoying your favourite cup of tea!
The shorter fall days are also an excellent opportunity to engage in mindful activities that promote self-care and personal growth. Consider trying the following: Meditation and yoga to cultivate inner peace and serenity. Journaling to reflect on your thoughts and experiences during this season. Reading - dive into books and literature that inspire and transport you to other worlds. Art and craft projects - tap into your creativity and make homemade gifts or decor.
The colder weather is the perfect excuse to whip up hearty and soul-warming dishes with seasonal ingredients such as butternut squash, pumpkin and sweet potatoes. Serve up comfort foods to family and friends and sip on hot cider, chai lattes, or hot chocolate!
Shorter fall days with less sunlight don't have to be a cause for gloom. Embrace the opportunities this season brings and by doing so, you can make the most of the shorter fall days and find beauty in the changing season. Check out our beautiful array of fall-inspired home decor and giftware here.