Five minute tea break - Create a cosy home for Autumn
I love Autumn. The colours in the countryside are just stunning, we can still enjoy sunshine but with a slight chill to the air and it’s time to hunker down and enjoy being at home. Ooh and we can update our wardrobes with chunky knitwear and cosy boots. What’s not to love!
I also like to update my home with a few bits (technical interiors term) to help make it cosy and welcoming for those long autumnal evenings. I’m a huge fan of twinkle lights – they’re not just for Christmas. I have strings of the tiny twinkle lights on beams in my home and on my mantlepiece, window sills and in glass jars. They create such a lovely light. There is nothing more welcoming than coming home when it’s dark and seeing your home lit up with a soft golden glow. Set a couple of lamps on timers so they turn on just before you are due home to give you that “Ahh, I’m home” feeling.
Candles are an easy and cost-effective addition to help create a cosy feel to any room. And if you don’t have a log burner or real fire, candles piled up in a fireplace can look really effective. And scented candles create a delicious atmosphere.
As the weather turns colder we all like to wrap up warm and wear extra layers. The same applies to our homes. We spend more time indoors so it’s nice to create a cosy place to huddle up during the colder months. Add texture to your interiors with extra cushions for your sofas and throws rolled up in baskets not only look gorgeous but are handy to grab to snuggle on the sofa enjoying a mug of hot chocolate. Velvet is in the shops at the moment and is perfect texture for Autumn. Adding a couple of velvet cushions to your sofas and chairs will instantly update your interior.
Dried flowers are making a comeback and they are a perfect way to create a gorgeous display perfect for Autumn. Keep your bouquet simple; maybe team a small vase of dried flowers with a small collection of books and a tea light candle.
Overall have some fun adding little accents of colour and texture in your home to bring it up to date for the colder months. Here are a few of my favourite interior items to help create a cosy home for Autumn:
Happy shopping! xx