As many things as I love about fall, the shorter amount of daylight is not one of them. To psyche myself up, I like to walk around the house and do a little evening ritual of switching on lamps (and turning off any overhead lights), lighting a candle and putting my living room back together from the after-school rush–if only for a moment. I believe they call this zhushing, and it helps.
I don’t pull out a lot of different accessories for the change of seasons, but I did recently add a tiny (and very inexpensive) lamp to the bookshelves behind my sofa and a glass candle holder to our coffee table. Maybe no one else here appreciates the ambiance but I do. . .
My best advice for adding fall to your home? Add mood lighting in the form of accent lamps and candles. Bring in texture with a velvet pillow or two or velvet curtains, if you’re more ambitious. Layer a chunky throw blanket over the back or side of your sofa. My personal approach is simple and definitely not theme-y. As an example, here’s a little collection of fall accessories–all found on Amazon.