Here at The lakes At West Chester village, we love fall. The air is crisp, the leaves are falling, and our luxury apartments in West Chester, OH just became a little bit cozier! But above all else, we are excited that we can break out the fall decorations once again. For a lot of us, breaking out the fall decorations is as simple as digging the decoration box out of the closet, but for others, you may not yet have any fall decorations in your life.

When it comes to living in an apartment in West Chester, fall decorations can become a bit tricky. You want the decoration to do its job (make your apartment feel like fall), but you don’t want it to be too bulky — getting in your way every time you need to move about your apartment.

In today’s blog post, The Lakes At West Chester Village, your local provider of apartments in West Chester will be discussing a few of our favorite fall decorations that won’t break the bank, or take up too much space.


What is the first thing you think of when someone says the word “fall” or “Autumn”? If you are anything like us, you think of pumpkins (and other gourds). Now, we aren’t necessarily talking about jack-o-lanterns, but there is something nice about having the aesthetic of a pumpkin in your home. Not only are gourds cheap, but they are also easy to find as often times you will pass a couple roadside stands just on your way home from work. That being said, like all other plants, they begin to rot once they are cut off from their vine or water source — making plastic gourds an excellent decoration alternative.

Whether the gourds that you decorate your home with are real or plastic, what really matters is that they are there — giving your West Chester apartment the cool fall aesthetic that you didn’t even know you needed.

Thick Accent Blankets

Another way to cozy up your apartments in West Chester for fall is to purchase a few plush accent blankets. Fall is known for a select few colors that closely resemble the changing of the leaves. Burgundy, brown, orange, and yellow are among the most common. A great way to decorate your apartment in a functional way is to place colorful accent blankets on your favorite chair or couch back. Not only will this make for an aesthetically pleasing look, but it will also provide you with comfort and warmth during chilly fall nights.

Add Some Color To Your Walls

As we mentioned above, fall is known for its vibrant colors. A quick way to bring those colors into your West Chester rentals is to add some colors to the walls! Now, we aren’t talking about anything drastic like painting the walls, after all, the winter holidays are just around the corner, but we are simply talking about hanging accenting colors temporarily. But what are the best way to do so? What screams fall more than a colorful quilt? We like to think that nothing does, and while you already have some accenting blankets on your furniture, who’s to say that you cannot hang a quilt on your wall like a tapestry. By handing a quilt, or other colorful accents on your wall, you can take up some of the white space in your West Chester apartment, making it feel warm and cozy just as it should.

Make It Smell Like Fall

You might be thinking “What does smell have to do with decoration?”, and the answer is not much, but what it does do is help create a general feeling within your apartment. In fact, almost everyone has a particular scent that they associate with fall, usually stemming from a childhood memory. For some people, they think of apples and cinnamon, for others it’s cloves, and for most, it is pumpkin pie! So what are you waiting for? Head to your favorite boutique store and find a candle that smells like fall so that you can let its scent, and the warm embrace of your accent blanket, coerce you into a deep sleep in your newly decorated apartment in West Chester.

Come Get Ready For Fall With Us At The lakes At West Chester Village

Fall is a wonderful time of year. The air begins to cool off, the leaves begin to fall, drinking hot cocoa during the day becomes more acceptable. If you love the fall as much as we do, you don’t just want to experience it while you are outside, you want to bring it in with you. While we would not recommend that you bring a handful of leaves with you into your apartments in West Chester, we do however think that you should decorate — in a cleaner, and more practical way.

We hope that this blog post provided you with valuable insight in regard to decorating your West Chester apartment. Contact us today if you have any questions about our apartments in West Chester!