While some women take great pride in outfitting their homes to perfectly reflect the current season, I have traditionally decorated for one holiday only: Christmas. But I also spend too many late nights perusing Pinterest, where I have recently discovered that it isn't actually that difficult to spruce up your home for different seasons of the year.

And since autumn has essentially arrived, I'm taking the plunge and making a few changes around my home to make it feel more like fall. Here's what I'm doing — and it's so easy that anyone else can do it too.

Warm Up Your Home (Literally)

Invest in some candles you love — pumpkin, apple or cinnamon scents are all nice for fall — and keep them lit when you are at home to add a warm glow and pleasant scent to your surroundings. Buy pillar candles of varying heights if you want them to double as decorations, or buy them already in jars if you really want to keep things simple.

Add Pops of Fall Color

According to HGTV, fall is the time for "warm, rich and cozy colors… from hues of chocolate brown and golden yellow to burnt orange and lipstick red." I don't know about you, but I'm not about to pick up a paintbrush every time the season changes, so I opt to bring out a few small touches in my favorite fall colors.

  • A deep red blanket over the back of the couch warms up my family room immensely, and some chocolate brown throw pillows set against my ivory bedspread make my bedroom feel ready for fall.
  • Seasonally-themed dish and hand towels in the kitchen and bathroom can also go a long way to making your home feel a little more reflective of the current season.
  • If you live in a cooler part of the country, now may also be the time to pull out those flannel sheets.

Bring Nature Indoors

The easiest fall decorating trick of all? Use what you have right outside your front door. Fill large glass containers with leaves, acorns and twigs for a statement piece that takes all of 10 minutes to put together. If you prefer to buy your flowers, choose an arrangement that incorporates reds, oranges and yellows.

Decorate With Your Kids' Artwork

Art comes home from school and you probably aren't sure what to do with it, so why not display it? Put that pumpkin painting or leaf collage in a frame and hang it proudly. Or entertain your kids with a few fall crafts that can double as home decor.

Decorating your home for fall doesn't need to be complicated and doesn't need to look like a spread in a magazine. Your only goal should be to make your space feel cozier and more inviting for the people who matter the most — your family.