Can you believe September is upon us already? I can’t, this year seems to be flying by. If you read last week’s blog post and related in anyway you will probably have made a start on detoxing and decluttering your home. I certainly have and it is starting to feel so much better already. Another good reason to declutter at this time of year is so that you can then start to add a few Autumnal updates to your home, after all, we’re probably going to be spending more time at home, indoors. So I’m all about cocooning under chunky knit blankets, flickering candlelight and roaring fires.
Autumn is my absolute favourite, I just love the changing colours of nature. From green to vibrant, rich, golden oranges, browns and purples. Wrapping up and walking the dog in the countryside with the feel of crisp fallen leaves underfoot, chunky knit jumpers, cosy evenings at home, Saturday’s evenings with my loved ones curled up on the sofa watching X Factor! So here are a few simple ways to update your home for those cosy Autumnal days ahead.
Even though we haven’t had a tropical summer, the weather is going to start getting colder so now is the perfect time to start adding more texture to your rooms to create to a warmer, more inviting living space. So update your sofa with new cushions and add a fur throw or chunky knitted throw to take the chill away on an evening. Changing up your interior each season can be expensive, but new cushion covers can give new life to your sofa.
Details: Knitted foot stool, Home bargains. Velvet bow slippers, Ruby & Ed. Faux Fur throw, Cox & Cox. Blue stripe cushion, Cox & Cox. Mustard knitted throw, John Lewis. Sheepskin rug, Cox & Cox. Round knitted cushion, Martha Zetka. Wool cushion, Next.
Bring the outdoors in.
I love looking to nature to find items to use as decorating accessories, the outdoors provides so many pretty things, like wild flowers, rustic seed heads, and feathers. Fill vases or glass lanterns with branches, dark green moss or warmer, autumnal flowers. Obviously check you are allowed to forage in the area before starting to pick to avoid damaging wildlife habitats.
Photo source – Kerry Lockwood – In Detail.
If you’re a fan of faux flowers, like me, then change these for the new season. I love faux hydrangeas, grouped with assorted candles and lanterns around the home to create a calm but stylish vignette.
The ultimate way to create a cosy autumnal space is to light candles, nothing can beat the soft flicker of candle light. Swap summery scents for warming, woody, musky scents. I love rustic, chunky candle sticks and zillions of tea lights.
Details: Hanging star tea light holder, Cox & Cox. Autumn candle, The White Company. Paddywax candle, Homeplace. Chunky wooden candle stick, Myakka. Grey pillar candle holders, Cox & Cox. Tea Light holder, Abigail Ahern. Two rust tea light houses, Cox & Cox.
How will you be updating your home for Autumn? If you need any help or inspiration styling your home then get in touch, I would love to hear from you.
*This post is in collaboration with Cox & Cox but as always my opinions and words are my own.