Creating a cosier home ready for Autumn

As our British summer has come to a sudden halt and we’re stuck with gloomy greys and darker evenings, it’s always a good time to think about changing your home to suit the current season. I find that as we make our way into Autumn I enjoy moving things around a bit and looking at how I can make my home feel a lot more cosier. September is all about pumpkin spiced lattes, warm oranges, deep reds and big chunky throws. If you haven’t got the money to go out and completely re-accessorise your home (which let’s face it, who does?) then try and move things around a bit, have a little spring clean (or autumn clean?) and you’ll feel all cosy within no time, ready for colder afternoons and snuggling up on the sofa with hot chocolate. Here’s a few things I’ve changed ready for the autumn season.

Cushions & Throws

I find that cushions are always a good place to start. If you’re anything like me then you’ll have a dozen scattered around the house. As it gets cooler I like to put a couple more into my living room to give it a bit more a cosy feel. I’ve had grey and light, dusty coloured cushions on my sofa throughout the summer, but I’ve decided to now go with a few darker feeling items. I’m using a burnt orange and red cushion, my lovely fluffy love-heart and a brown bear illustration cushion. And oh how I am a sucker for a good blanket/throw. Not only do they look pretty but there’s nothing better than having them handy on the sofa when you’re a little chilly watching TV. Or having them at the bottom of your bed for those nights where you have a duvet hogger in your bed.

Lighting

Obviously as it gets darker earlier, lighting becomes even more important than during the summer months. I like to buy new side lights for my tables, as I tend to get bored of lighting quite quickly. The one light that we haven’t got bored with is this tripod style floor lamp. I find this goes with absolutely everything, it’s so simple and easy to style into any room and you can accessorise it with different lightbulbs – we currently have a copper one in ours. A great place for some lighting inspiration is Lampcommerce. I have recently fallen in love with their website and it’s inspired me to purchase ourselves some new floor lights. My favourite style from Lampcommerce is their Artemide range. There’s a huge variety to chose from and a couple on there that are very similar to our current floor lamp such as this Anglepoise original light and this Kundalini tripod floor lamp.

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Vases

I tend to have a good switch around with vases or buy some new ones. I love flowers and succulents all year round and so I have a lot of vases. I find it’s nice to match them with the current season and it’s trends. My most recent new vase is this copper one. It goes really well in my living room and has a very ‘autumnal’ feel to it with it’s warm tones. I find that a new vase (with a good bouquet of flowers) can change the feel of any room and really brighten it up. I’ll also try and be a little creative with what I use as a vase and will sometimes use a jug from the kitchen or something that you wouldn’t necessarily buy specifically for flowers.

Candles

Because you really cannot ever have too many candles! I get told off for buying too many and so I’ve cut back a lot recently but now that we’ll be having darker evenings a lot earlier, I can see a candle shopping spree coming on. In a way I’m kind of useless with candles, I don’t buy them for their scent but merely on their looks. I have a wax burner where I burn a different scent every day so my apartment smells pretty, so to me candles are all about looks and cosiness – obviously if they smell good that’s a plus too.

Although I love summer, I really am looking forward to colder, darker evenings with hot chocolate, huge knitted throws, movies and snuggles on the sofa. Do you change your home up a little bit to fit in with the seasons?

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11 Comments

  • Sabrina says:

    I love your decorating tips, they sound so easy and simple yet cozy! Thank you for sharing those tips, I hope you are enjoying the fall weather in England.

  • www.justdalal.com says:

    I love your interior decor over-all <3 very cozy and welcoming!

  • Cait says:

    Love these tips! Nothing like a cozy home for the chilly weather! & I’m with you; you can never have enough candles.

    – Cait | http://www.prettyandfun.com

  • allie says:

    Love this! I want that little furry heart pillow for my couch.

    XO,
    Allie
    I think you’ll love my latest post: https://alliesfashionalley.com/2016/09/burgundy-midi-dress/

  • Gemma Turner says:

    I love using throws and cushions in the Autumn and Winter, it makes everything feel a little cosier xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

  • http://www.whatkatysaid.com says:

    I LOVE styling the home for autumn/winter! Autumn is my favourite season, love all of the colours. Thank you for sharing in #HappyDaysLinky xx

  • http://www.quitefranklyshesaid.com says:

    I love autumn, I’ve never really thought about changing up my home to suit though, other than the flowers I buy! Thanks for linking up to #HappyDaysLinky x

  • http://amumtrackmind.com/ says:

    I have dreams of having a pristine, immaculately styled home one day but with four kids, two dogs and a shoe obsession it isn’t looking too likely! Loved looking at the pictures in this post though! Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG x

  • A Cornish Mum says:

    I love autumn and winter, such cosy times of the years. By the way your blog is just beautiful

    Stevie x

  • Cal at Family Makes says:

    I love cushions and candles, whatever the time of year! It’s a great excuse to make it even more cosy as the nights draw in though isn’t it? Your cushions look so snuggly! #HappyDays

  • theunnaturalmother.co.uk says:

    I would love to have a cute cosy home. My house looks like a hurricane has hit us most days and anything pretty either has yogurt on it or is broken within 2 mins #fortheloveofBLOG

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