As the nights draw in and the days get colder and greyer, we have started thinking about how to keep your home nice and cosy this autumn.
Gone are the long summer days that see us wanting to open our doors and let the fresh air in and they have been replaced with the urge to hunker down and hibernate until the warmer weather comes back around. With this in mind, we have compiled some tips for creating a cosy home that is perfect for autumn days, so take a look and see if you might use any to fall in love with this season!
Noting quite says cosy like a lovely warm throw to cuddle up under, on your sofa. Perfect for film nights, a warm throw, made from a natural material such as wool, will keep you toasty warm and have you forgetting that the leaves are falling and the cold winds are starting up outside. We like to think of autumn as the cosiest month, so grab a blanket and curl up on the sofa with a favourite book, a hot cup of something delicious and enjoy it!
STOKE THE FIRE
Well there’s nothing not to like in this picture! From the roaring fire to the fabulous Halloween decorations and the seasonally coloured chair, this is one living room that is more than ready for autumn! Woodburners and open fires really come into their own during this time of year, so put them to great use and get down in front of them to feel the benefit and get cosy! A sofa throw can easily be repurposed as a rug too, so no need to buy one especially!
If you have been planning a spell of redecorating or perhaps wanted to freshen up your home a little, now is a great time to do so as you can invest in seasonal soft furnishings! Summer curtains need to be thin, airy and floaty to allow the maximum amount of cool air in, but autumn curtains have a very different mandate. Designed to be thick and heavy to keep all the heat in, we love a luxe drape and think it really brings a sense of drama and cosiness to a room, especially when they are floor to ceiling in length and finished in an eye-catching colour.
Similarly to the curtains, summer bedding just won’t cut it in autumn, when you need to be ensconced in brushed cotton and flannel heaven, so think about buying seasonal bed linen. It’s easy to store until the right time of year and really does make a huge difference in creating a warm, snuggly and cosy environment. Dark, rich colours seem to be a theme for this time of year as well, so really push the boat out and buy something luxurious!
Are you a fan of autumn and seasonal styling? Let us know in the comments!