SETTING THE MOOD: Archipelago reed diffusers are a chic and simple way to create a romantic, soothing or spirited mood. Ditch those tacky stick-ups (we know you’ve got ‘em) in favor of these classy air fresheners and you’re one step closer to domestic bliss. Find ‘em at Nuvo (3900 Cedar Spring Rd., Dallas) for $55 (regular size) and $27.50 (travel size).
OUTSIDE-IN: Sure, North Haven Gardens is great stop for plants and shrubs, but did you know this Preston Hollow gem also stocks gifts and home accessories? Don’t miss the wide selection of colorful pottery in all shapes and sizes, from tiny teacup-sized pots to giant planters. Ideal for kitchen herb gardens or bringing outdoor plants inside for the winter, they start at just $4.99. For those with a less-than-green thumb, heirloom tomato, lettuce and herb kits by Ecosource ($9.99 and $26.99) are a simple way to get growing. You’ll find these and other goodies when you stop and smell the flowers at North Haven Gardens (7700 Northhaven Rd., Dallas).
MORE FOR LESS: Check out Oriental Trading Co. for fall flourishes that won’t break the bank. The Autumn Candle Wreath, for instance, is on sale now for $18.97, and a trio of adorable Thanksgiving Stacking Boxes in brown, cream and orange is just $14.99. Our favorite find, however, might be this bushel of 250 faux leaves for just $3.99. They’re perfect for faking a little autumn ambiance on a dinner table or patio. Pretty crafty, huh?