Each year that goes by I develop a stronger love for autumn and all that comes with it. It’s not just the beautiful orange hues of the leaves as I walk down the street or the excuse to wear cosy knits to my heart’s content, it is also the fact that I can dress my home top to bottom with candles and throws galore!
As the nights get darker and the days get shorter, we all tend to spend more time inside our homes, snuggled up watching our favourite TV shows or curled up reading a book. So I believe it is more important than ever to make sure we enjoy the space we create in our homes, since we will be spending so much time in it. This is why I decided to put together my tips & tricks on how to get your home ready for autumn, so that you look forward to spending time inside and enjoy your home even more, throughout the darker months.
Create a Cosy Atmosphere
Candles are the perfect way to add that cosy feeling to your home. If, like me, you are not fortunate to have a fireplace which you can light now the nights are getting colder, then candles are a great alternative to provide you with a warm and peaceful atmosphere. This one from Next is packaged in a lovely warm brown glass holder, making it the perfect autumnal decoration for your home. It is also roasted chestnut scented, which will fill your home with a gorgeous festive smell – now if that’s not heaven, I don’t know what is! If you are looking for something more luxurious to splash out on then I would recommend looking at either The White Company or Jo Malone for some higher end alternatives. However if you are on a budget I know that Primark has a fantastic range of candles for next to nothing, they smell lovely and come in really lovely packaging for displaying in your home. Whatever your budget there are a great range of candles on the market these days, making it a great accessory for cosying up your home and leave it smelling heavenly.
Adding texture to your home will create depth and, if done right, a sense of luxury. Throws are one of the easiest ways to add more texture, whilst doing a great job of keeping you nice and toasty. They’re the perfect addition to any night in, either spent alone or with your loved ones. This one from TK Maxx is beautiful, it was the gorgeous velvet material and deep teal colour, which attracted me to it. The velvet finish reflects the light, which will twinkle away once you’ve lit your favourite candle. When your throws are not in use, why not place them over the arm of your sofa or chair to accessorize your furniture.
Inject a Pop of Autumnal Colour
The easiest way I find to inject some colour into your home is by using flowers. They are especially great for creating a seasonal look as they are a temporary fixture for your home, which can be changed. If you’re looking for a more permanent option then why not try an accent piece of furniture like this chair? The colour is a lovely warm plumb shade, which will work perfectly throughout the autumn/winter months. Alternatively, when the warmer seasons come back around you can throw a bright, jazzy cushion onto it, in order to make it work with your home, all year round.
Use Low Level Lighting
Whether its the use of side lamps or placing a lantern in the corner of the room, using low level lighting is essential for creating an autumnal, cosy atmosphere. Why not try these retro-look side lamps with ombre shades. They will provide your home with the ideal amount of muted light, for a peaceful night in, whilst adding a touch of retro glamour to your home. Alternatively, if you prefer more traditional interiors a lantern could be the perfect option. This one from House of Fraser is a gorgeous accessory for any home. It’s copper finish with tinted glass, is ideal for creating some mood lighting, come the evening. Allowing you to get cosy and relax, whilst your favourite candle flickers away in the background, heaven!
I hope these tips were useful in helping you create the perfect autumnal home and that it gives you some inspiration as to how you can enjoy your inside space, come the dark nights. If you have any tips and tricks, please leave a comment below, i’d love to hear them.
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