Welcome the Warmth of Fall into Your Home

Montage of pumpkins, soup, décor and candles.

Even though autumn means cooler weather, it's truly a time to celebrate warmth – rich colors surround us, savory seasonal dishes grace our tables. And nothing tops it all off better than a little warm, soft light. Here are a few lighting and décor tips to spark your creativity.


A beautifully lit bowl of butternut squash soup with a side dish of cooked cubed squash.    

Serve Your Bountiful Meals in the Best Lighting

Did you know your sense of sight can affect your sense of taste? There's an easy way to bring out the beautiful colors in your butternut squash bisque. Try placing GE reveal® light bulbs in your chandelier, pendants or other ceiling fixtures in your dining area.


Decorative bowl filled with mini pumpkins and a lit candle in the background.    

Festive Fall Tablescape

Accent your table with a festive fall center piece and create a focal point that's certain to draw compliments. Your color palette includes bold, saturated colors like reds, yellows and oranges, along with earthy tones like grey and brown. Take inspiration from nature when creating a display:

  • Consider colorful dried corn, nuts or acorns, gourds, mini-pumpkins, along with other fall produce favorites like apples, cranberries and squash.
  • Display nature's bounty together in a decorative bowl, plate or basket, placed on an attractive placemat or table runner.
  • Surround the display or integrate cinnamon or pumpkin spice scented candles.
  • If your ceiling fixture allows, place a spotlight on the centerpiece to wash your table in eye-catching illumination.

Outdoor patio decorated with orange accent pillows, throw, colorful side tables and outdoor light.    

Enjoy Beautiful Fall Evenings in Comfort and Style

Nothing warms up a cool fall night like hanging out with friends and family. Give your deck or patio a seasonal face lift to kick-up the cozy factor.

  • Replace outdoor pillows or cushions with choices featuring warm, fall shades or patterns.
  • Add in a throw blanket or two for extra warmth and comfort.
  • Place potted mums and pumpkins around your outdoor areas.
  • For a final touch, use GE energy-efficient halogen and LED outdoor spotlights, the perfect choice for highlighting your new fall patio décor.

Serving tray holding small drinking jars of cinnamon apple sparkler.    

Cozy Up With a Cinnamon Apple Sparkler

Festive décor. Inviting light. The best way to complete this cozy picture is a tasty beverage. This lovely drink combines two fall favorites: cinnamon and apples – the perfect seasonal sip to warm you up in chillier weather.

Ingredients:

  • Sparkling apple cider
  • Small squeeze of lemon
  • A cinnamon stick

Directions:

  • Squeeze lemon into the sparkling cider to taste.
  • Garnish with a cinnamon stick.
  • To warm yourself if there's a chill in the air, add a bit of cinnamon-flavored spirits.