Subtle Changes to Make Your Home Feel Cosy for the Season…
I love this time of year, particularly when I start to make Autumnal updates to my home. I love styling for the seasons, but in particular, I love to create the vibe of the season within each home. For me, Autumn is all about being welcoming and inviting. I want my home to feel like one big hug, so when you come home at the end of a hard day work you feel cosy and relaxed. As the evenings get darker, I have a whole ritual of unwinding when I get home in the evening.
When it comes to Autumnal updates, it’s not about completely decorating for the season. Whilst I love decorating with spooky bits and all the pumpkins in the world, these Autumnal updates are more to do with introducing textures, incorporating lighting, all those little things that add up to great design. These are all things you could do this weekend, so let’s start with the Autumnal updates to implement this weekend…
Change Up My Lighting.
Come October, I never turn on my main lights. For me, it’s all about the accent lights, so tables and floor lamps that I start to turn on. This low-level lighting is what helps to create this cosy atmosphere, that warm inviting hug that you want to incorporate in your home.
Along with your electric lights, it’s all about the candles for me. I will constantly light candles throughout Autumn, that soft glow to help to unwind and relax. The White Company pillar candles are my absolute favourites.
Texture is the easiest way to add cosiness to your home. When it comes to your Autumnal update, you want to ensure you’re adding lots of blankets and throw pillows to your seating areas. When it comes to colours, I would go with muted colours of your current palette. If the usual browns, reds and oranges are not your thing, then perhaps a deep green will do the trick.
It’s not just the colour you have to think about, you want to consider what type of material and weave you want in your home. So wools and tight weaves will work perfectly.
Add Some Dried Florals.
Now is the time of year to swap out your fresh greens for some dried florals. There’s something about the dried stems that add to the cosy vibe. I love to display pampas grass during this time of year, along with some dried eucalyptus.
If you still want some fresh florals in your home, head to your local woodlands and grab some tree branches with some changing leaves. I always keep a pair of shears in my car, just in case.
Incorporate a Scent.
Scent adds to the completion of the design of the room and this is equally important during the seasons. I love a deep scent during these months, think woody, library scents. I like to have candles dotted out throughout each room and as I’ve spoken about within the first tip, I will light these during the evening as soon as I get in from work.
Add a Hint of Nostalgia.
Lastly, when it comes to adding Autumnal updates to your home, you’ve got to add a hint of nostalgia. This can be in the form of spooky, Fall accessories, like pumpkins, bats, etc. However, another way to do this is to pull out more vintage accessories, like frames, prints, decor pieces. All these will add to the timeless feel of your decor, which is very much complimentary to the season.