For many, autumn signals a transition to cosy nights spent indoors – making it the perfect time to change around the interiors in your home so you can look forward to a snug cocoon when you get in on an evening. It’s time to adapt your home, and here are some of the ways you can transform your interiors.
The bedroom is one of the best places to start – not least because you need to bring out the thicker duvet but it’s also where you can bring in warmth, texture and colour with the addition of throws. That means earthy and organic tones, and natural fabrics like wool to create a welcoming place for rest. It’s also worthwhile swapping lightweight curtains for heavier fabrics such as those from Direct Blinds to help keep the heat in and add another layer of texture.
Light it up
Good lighting is crucial to lift the mood, and you can play around with elements of different lighting to set the atmosphere. One way you can create a cosy space is to introduce candles to your bedroom and living areas – the soft effect from the flames will make you feel instantly warmer if you’ve just come in from the cold outdoors. Other lighting options like table and floor lights can be used at the same time to add depth and dimension to a room.
Lighting a fire is one of the best things about the longer nights. Just imagine you’ve come in from a long walk and you’ve got a night in planned – fireside is the place you need to be. Again, throws will be a welcome addition to the living room for the comfort factor but you can also brighten up a seating area with a new cushion – we’re talking about plush velvet or cable knitted designs to practically update the look.
Bring the outdoors in
A few vases, jars or lanterns filled with foraged branches, berries, dried seed heads and autumnal flowers are some of the finishing touches you can make to take your home from summer into autumn. Take it step further by incorporating a few white pumpkins and squashes to create a centrepiece for your table. An elegant arrangement looks magical in the soft light and can elevate the look of your room.
Getting your home set for autumn and winter is about embracing the cooler months, and it can be easily achieved with small touches. There’s no need to make a huge overall but try some of these ideas to really feel the huge difference.
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