Autumn is a delightful season, even though it is a time of golden colour, the nights drawing in are a signal to the onset of winter. The wind and rain have a chillier edge to them, and we consider bringing out the warmer coats and the throws for snuggling on the sofa of an evening.
The time has come to bring a cosy feel to your home. And here’s how:
Refresh with a Rug
Dressing your home for autumn (and winter too) is not just about adding autumn colours – deep reds, golden yellows and rich orange – but about adding texture too. With a rug, you add the both colour and depth of texture so why not add a zing of colour and an extra layer of warmth with wool rugs? Add to the living room, the dining room, the hallway and the bedrooms: the choice is yours.
The gentle glow of candlelight
Light becomes important in autumn, especially with the shorter days. But this doesn’t mean you want bright light all of the time. Banish dark hallways and corners with beautiful, soft glow ambient lighting as well as the romantic flicker of candlelight. For safety, keep candles well cocooned in suitable vessels such as a lantern or large candle holders.
Keep lights and shades soft in colour and opt for curves rather than harsh angles and bright bulbs. The Sassa bedroom lamps are an ideal addition to any bedroom but work well on the hallway console table too.
Warmth in textures too
As well as staying warm with heating and the fire, the materials used in a space add depth and warmth too. The best materials are those that are natural, such as wool rugs, wool throws and wooden furniture and accessories.
The log burner will no doubt be throwing out serious heat over the coming chilly days and nights, and the log holder baskets made from fast-growing rattan are the ideal carriers. It is the colour and the natural material that make these the ideal choice for the farmhouse or rustic styled interior.
Small accessories: Big difference
Autumn affects every room in the house including the kitchen. This wooden ladder is perfect for keeping throws in the living room or a convenient piece of furniture for the bedroom.
Accessories such as decorative mirrors are not to be forgotten either. In fact, the humble mirror is ideal for the autumn home as it helps to bounce flickering candlelight about a space, giving them an even warmer, softer feel.
Colour, texture & material
When autumn comes knocking at the door, your home becomes your sanctuary and feeling warm is not just a physical thing. Warmth to the eye is important too and that means creating a space that feels and looks warm and appealing. As well as colour, add texture with natural materials and enjoy your home this autumn – even if the autumn rain is lashing at the window.