Simple Spruce Ups at Home in Fall: 11 Ideas

I’m sharing a bunch of fall cleaning, organization helps, and home improvement tasks you may be interested in tackling. Oh, and not one of them mentions WINDOWS…yippeeee-ki-yayyy! When Spring comes again, I may address those puppies, but the list is long enough! Simple Spruce Ups at Home in Fall: 11 Ideas is comin’ at ya.

Exterior of our Nordic style cottage exterior with French Courtyard. Hello Lovely Studio.
Exterior of our former Nordic style cottage exterior with French courtyard – Hello Lovely Studio.

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11 Simple Spruce Ups at Home to Tackle in Fall!

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Home Spruce Up 1: Declutter & Organize Closets

I went into detail HERE about decluttering after reading this great book on the topic that approaches organization from a realistic perspective while also addressing emotional aspects .

Shabby chic white living room with Ektorp sofa (Ikea) with custom Belgian linen slipcover (Bemz) - Hello Lovely Studio.
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One of the easiest places to begin to clear clutter for spring and summer (at least when you’re me) is to store away summer clothing and warm weather items such as outdoor pillows and patio furniture.

French country garden with bench and stone wall - Hello Lovely.

If you lack space in a closet for storage, consider under-bed containers which will keep items dust free.

These containers became a necessity for folks who have downsized!

Girls bedroom with garden floral (Pillowfort) quilt, upholstered headboard, Paris framed print, and sweet ballerina and unicorn pillows - Hello Lovely Studio. #girlsroom
Hello Lovely Studio. 12 House Spruce Ups to Tackle For Spring…certainly lovely indeed. Spring cleaning ideas for organization and home maintenance as well as tips to make the house sparkle.

As far as organizing small items in closets and on shelves, I found these good looking storage bins that resemble matte ceramic to upgrade my dollar store old ones:

They were just the right size for the new closet modules we installed (read about it HERE).

Superio white ribbed storage bin with lid in my organized closet - Hello Lovely Studio. #closetstorage #storagebins
Smart looking ribbed storage bins in my closet on the top shelf – Hello Lovely Studio.

The ribbed design is something that sets them apart.

Superio white ribbed storage bin with lid in my organized closet - Hello Lovely Studio. #closetstorage #storagebins
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And the lids lie flat so you can stake these babies!

Superio white ribbed storage bin with lid in my organized closet - Hello Lovely Studio. #closetstorage #storagebins
Superio Storage Bins in my closet – Hello Lovely Studio

Home Spruce Up 2: Pillow Talk

Fresh new pillows for autumn! There’s just nothing like the fresh goodness of a luxurious pillow. Here’s my personal fave I raved about HERE.

Home Spruce Up 3: Sparkling Range

Classic white kitchen with Viatera quartz countertop (Minuet) and Shaker style cabinetry - Hello Lovely Studio.
12 House Spruce Ups to Tackle For Spring…certainly lovely indeed. Spring cleaning ideas for organization and home maintenance as well as tips to make the house sparkle.

I didn’t say this list of spring spruce ups would be glamorous…ha! I’m good about cleaning the cooktop daily, but with all my pizza making, the oven can get crunchy.

Fall may be perfect for a self-cleaning oven since you can open a window. The process is not the most fragrant. Cleaning it by hand? Wear gloves and a mask. Play soothing music and think about a sweet little reward you’ll treat yourself to when that oven is sparkling clean following the labor.

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
White Matelasse Quilt on MY BED
THE BEST Energy Bars!
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
White Cotton Crochet Bed Skirt
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Rattan Basket With Lid
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
Tree Mural Wallpaper
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Antique Brass Floor Lamp
Helmsley Bronze Door Hardware
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slipcovered Linen Chair
Warner Upholstered Bench
Laurel Wreath Mirror
San Jose Handleset for Front Door
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Campaign Style End Table
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Knotty Alder Interior Door
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Alabaster 30″ Lamp
Louis Ghost Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Linen Dining Chair
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
PARIS Framed Print
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
Tulip Style Modern Round Dining Table
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Holborn Lantern Pendant
Tray Side Table
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Bridge Kitchen Faucet (Stainless)
Jute Area Rug
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
Venetian Etched Mirror (24″ x 36″)
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Polished Carrara Subway Tile
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Antiqued Sunburst Mirror
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Round Marble Side Table
Linen Slipcover Dining Chair
Wicker Patio Chair
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing

Home Spruce Up 4: Fresh Frig

Classic white kitchen with Viatera quartz countertop (Minuet) - Hello Lovely Studio.
12 House Spruce Ups to Tackle For Spring…certainly lovely indeed. Spring cleaning ideas for organization and home maintenance as well as tips to make the house sparkle.

It’s my least favorite thing to do, and I can talk myself out of it and procrastinate like crazy. Yet every single time I clean the refrigerator, I am amazed that it didn’t take an entire day and was not nearly as exhausting as I always imagine it will be.

I can’t seem to tackle my frig cleaning without help from:

Sometimes it can be motivating to first watch someone demonstrate their own personal method for cleaning that big boy.

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Home Spruce Up 5: New Towels

Industrial farmhouse metal chair, white painted farm table, and woven round placemat in my kitchen - Hello Lovely Studio.

Old ones can become dingy, and fresh new towels can be one of those ‘everyday lovely’ layers of daily hygiene to elevate and create calm.

Moving has a way of showing you what household items are getting threadbare and need to be replaced. I have my eye on these for our bath at the new house.

My terry bathrobe also needs a replacement – my current one is turning 10 and looks it. Here’s the one in my cart that would perfectly match the towels above:

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French farmhouse style courtyard with pea gravel, bench, boxwood, and galvanized farmhouse buckets - Hello Lovely Studio.

Home Spruce Up 6: Porch Pretty

Pick a mild and less windy day to sweep, clear debris with a leaf blower, and hose off your porch to set the stage for Fall. Here’s a pretty book I own that may inspire you decor-wise:

Porch Living by James T. Farmer (Gibbs Smith)

We have two of these these planters from Home Depot on the front porch flanking the front door, and anything paced inside looks fabulous. They can be left out year-round, which truly helps if your storage is limited.

French farmhouse porch decor with industrial farmhouse metal chair with grainsack pillow and galvanized bucket with lavender - Hello Lovely Studio.
Inspirational quote by C. S. Lewis on Hello Lovely Studio about dreams.

Home Spruce Up 7: Shower Curtain Liner Replacement

It’s a little spruce up packing a huge punch, and changing out a new shower curtain liner each year only takes about 5 minutes!

I prefer the fabric liners since they can easily be tossed in the wash. However, if you prefer a traditional heavyweight liner:

Home Spruce Up 8: Change Filters

Wherever you have filters, make sure you have fresh ones. The furnace is an obvious place to start, but also check any ice maker, vacuum, and vent hood filters (mine get greasy quickly!)

Our French country courtyard with pea gravel, stone wall, bench, and boxwood - Hello Lovely Studio.
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Home Spruce Up 9: Paint Touch Up

This is a task I tend to dread it because I think it will take weeks whereas a big dent in the chore can be done in a single day.

Here is my favorite paint brush for any number of jobs:

Inspirational quote about faith on Hello Lovely Studio.

Home Spruce Up 10: Tidy Those Garden Beds

One of the things I appreciate about our new house is that the lot is fully landscaped. I’m no master gardener, but I can clearly see the weeds that need to go and the dead foliage to clear away. (At our last property, it was such a foresty woodland, I could hardly tell!).

And just a reminder that gardening burns like 800 calories an hour. Something to think about if apple cakes and cider donuts are in your autumnal future…apple recipes HERE.

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House Spruce Up 11: Touch up Paint

This is next on my to-do list, and I always dread it because I think it will take weeks when I typically can make a big dent in the chore in a single day.

A freaky thing I do…I cannot resist collecting vintage paintbrushes from the fleamarket and garage sales. I think the aged ones look beautiful, yet I cannot bring myself to use them! Nope. Here is my favorite paint brush for any number of jobs:

French courtyard with stone wall, boxwood, pea gravel, and bench - Hello Lovely Studio.

Have a list like this you tackle at the beginning of Fall?

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If you’re ready to think happy thoughts of fall, make sure you see THIS with DIY, crafts, and related inspiration. And for a head start on holiday inspo, visit this post.

Pssst. Even though I assured you there would be no windows mentioned in the spruce-ups, if you do decide to clean ’em:

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
White Matelasse Quilt on MY BED
THE BEST Energy Bars!
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
White Cotton Crochet Bed Skirt
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Rattan Basket With Lid
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Slipcovered Sofa
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
Tree Mural Wallpaper
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slipcovered Linen Chair
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Laurel Wreath Mirror
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Tray Side Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing
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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
White Matelasse Quilt on MY BED
THE BEST Energy Bars!
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
White Cotton Crochet Bed Skirt
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Rattan Basket With Lid
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Slipcovered Sofa
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
Tree Mural Wallpaper
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slipcovered Linen Chair
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Laurel Wreath Mirror
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Tray Side Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing