How to create a cosy home for Autumn. So last week I talked about the end of summer and the new beginnings that is the season of autumn. Well, it really feels like autumn is just around the corner, especially in the mornings, although looking at the weather forecast for tomorrow, it seems summer is set to return! Thats the great British weather for you.
I've started to think about how I might change up my home ready for the colder weather and I'm very much looking forward to celebrating harvest festival, Halloween and Bonfire Night and how I can make our home feel welcoming for family and friends so I've gathered together some interior trends ideas for you with ideas of where to source items to make your home feel warm, cosy and inviting for Autumn.
Strong trends this year that are coming through are some that you would expect; greens, warm saffron and yellow shades and also berry shades are popular for autumn interiors.
Team the greens and yellows with natural wood and glass, linen, cork and muted natural colours for a autumnal look that is easy to live with not just now but is a look that would be easy to live with year round. If you decide to opt for the berry shades of red, blackcurrant and raspberry, team them with pale grey, lilac and rose pink for a truly up to the minute interior style. These colours also work really well with vintage and shabby chic styles and traditional home schemes too.
Also strong for this time of year is the layered look. Adding throws and cushions to sofas, chairs and beds is easy and not that expensive to do. The eclectic look is also in this season so just use whatever you already have at home. Piling on the throws to a sofa can make evenings in feel really snuggly!
Sometimes all you need is a fresh coat of paint on the walls to welcome a new season so soft muted colours would work well and create a backdrop to the autumn shades that are coming in.
It doesn't have to cost too much either to add that fresh look to your home. Concentrate on the most used areas of the house such as the living room and add a couple of new cushions; if you add a lovely saffron yellow cushion this could really add a wow factor without too much expense. Accent pieces like this can instantly update a room. Vases, pictures, glassware or a rug would all work wonders.
It's a good time to think about furniture updates too and what you might need for visiting relatives in December (I promise not to mention the C word yet again!), what extra seating or bedding will you need? Stock up on basics like white bedlinen now and add those lovely autumn shades as throws or cushions for an instant update.
And not forgetting candles! Lighting a new candle in a fresh or autumnal scent will add so much warmth to a home and candlelight is so inviting and cosy. Stacking up pillar candles in a fireplace helps to evoke the warmth of the fire whilst its still too warm to actually light it or add them to a shelf or mantlepiece if you don't have a fireplace.
The high street is a great place to source new items for the home at a reasonable cost. Matalan, B&Q, Sainsburys, John Lewis and Next all have great home ranges for this season and none of it will break the bank. There are lots of great homes magazines to use for inspiration such as House Beautiful and also try housetohome.co.uk for 'where to buy' ideas.
If you need some inspiration, hop over to my Pinterest boards here for Autumn Interiors, Fashion ideas and food and drink plus ideas for Halloween (more on that later in the year).
I've also added an Autumn Collection on this site to include candles, throws and baskets for adding that cosy feel to your home, find that here.
Wishing you a very happy Autumn of cosiness!