Transitioning To Fall


Summer isn't over yet but fall is getting closer! There's something about fall and the crisp air that makes it a great time to clean out the house from all the summer adventures and get ready for cozy season. Before you start pulling out the fall decorations, it's a good idea to start with a clean slate. John Elliott Interiors thinks cleaning and refreshing your home is a great way to do this, and we have the tips to help you get started.

Bring Fresh Air into the Home

Crisp fall air can do wonders for your home. Your windows were likely shut all summer, keeping the air conditioning in and the sweltering heat out. If your home stays “sealed” for a long amount of time, however, it can start to feel stuffy. Start your cleaning endeavor by turning off your HVAC system, opening all your windows, and turning on the fans in your home. This will help circulate fresh air throughout your house, chasing out any stagnant air or unpleasant smells clinging to rooms with limited airflow. 

Develop a Great Cleaning Routine

Perform your regular home maintenance cleaning as usual - dusting, vacuuming, sweeping and mopping – but go slightly further with each task. While vacuuming, run the hose attachment where your baseboards and the carpet meet, clean beneath your couch cushions, and move the furniture out of the way to remove hidden dust and debris. As you dust, pay special attention to windowsills, corners with cobwebs, and ceiling fans (but turn them off first!). Before you sweep and mop, use a microfiber cloth and warm soapy water to wipe down your baseboards. You will be surprised what a visual difference this can make! 

Clean the Soft Surfaces

It can be difficult to keep the soft surfaces in our home clean – couch cushions, curtains, rugs, etc. Check the tags first before cleaning anything in the washing machine. If it’s safe to do so, you can use the “sanitize” setting on your machine to destroy as much bacteria as possible. Removing the dust and bacteria that had been lingering on those surfaces can help improve the air quality in your home.

For items that can’t be cleaned in the washing machine, look for an antibacterial spray that is safe to use on the cloth surfaces in your home. Apply it to your soft furnishings and decorative pillows to help kill bacteria and remove stale odors. 

Lake of the Ozarks Interior Design

It's time to transition your home's interior decor over to the fall season, warm colors, and cozy themes. Get ready by following this cleaning inspiration from today's blog and then give us a call to get your professional design from the best interior design company at the Lake of the Ozarks - John Elliott Interiors! We are here for you

Let us help you create an interior for your life.

2265 Bagnell Dam Blvd.
Lake Ozark, MO 65049


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