The leaves are changing, the temperature’s getting cooler, and once again—for better or for worse—pumpkin spice has permeated everything. That can only mean one thing: fall is right around the corner. For those looking to upgrade their home décor for the season, there are the obvious additions pulled out every year: a pumpkin here, a bowl of pinecones there. However, for anyone who wants a more understated way to transform their space, there’s one genius piece of fall home decor interior design experts can’t live without.
According to Sara Burack, a real estate agent at Nest Seekers International who recently appeared on Netflix’s Million Dollar Beach House, adding a simple blanket ladder to your home can make it instantly cozier and give it an autumnal feel. Plus, it keeps those cozy throws you want to curl up under on chilly nights right where you need them.
Burack even recommends it as a staging idea for anyone trying to sell their space. “Adding ladders with chic throw blankets can help a buyer envision themselves in there right now. If the home isn’t currently occupied, it can give it that warm, inviting feeling that leaves buyers feeling good about putting an offer in,” says Burack, who recommends this minimalist ladder from Magnolia home, which can complement any design scheme without overwhelming it.