Autumn has arrived which means it’s officially hibernation season! It’s soft blankets, mugs of hot chocolate, pumpkin scented candles and Home Alone from now until Christmas. Bliss.
With the season of Netflix officially in full-force, you may wish to consider giving your home a cosy upgrade to enjoy and retreat to in this colder weather. From small and simple touches, to a few grander projects – here’s how to make your home feel cosy this autumn!
Give your bedding an update
During the colder months, your bed becomes your best friend. Lazy weekend mornings spent snuggled up like a warm cinnamon bun. Whilst linens are a great choice for summer, you may want to consider swapping these for a heavier, warmer fabric such as flannel or even fleece. It’s a relatively inexpensive way to give your bedroom an autumn makeover!
Create the perfect viewing spot
Picture this: it’s snowing outside and you’re curled up by your beautiful bifold doors with a warm mug of hot chocolate and a furry blanket, watching the snowflakes fall gently to the ground.
Sliding and bifold doors are a fantastic contemporary addition to any home, and not only do they look stunning, they’re also a great way to let in more natural light (oh so needed during winter) and create the perfect spot to enjoy the changing seasons from the warmth.
Play around with textures
Texture is key to creating a warm and welcoming home environment. Play around with rich velvet, faux fur and wool to give your pad a homely feel. Add in these textures in the form of cushions, throws and floor rugs. A Berber style rug can instantly transform a room from barren and bleak to comfortable and cosy. Not only will your room look more appealing for the autumn, your feet will be thankful for the extra warmth!
Enjoy beautiful bouquets
Flowers make a home feel instantly chic, and they’re not just for the summertime either. Head to a reputable florist and they’ll be able to create you a beautiful autumnal flower arrangement with stunning shades of burnt orange, brown, yellow and green. Let your florals take centre stage on your coffee table alongside a few interior design books for good measure.
Consider your lighting
Is the lighting in your home soft and warming? Harsh lighting can leave you feeling stressed and uncomfortable, so consider replacing your existing lights with hues that add a soft glow. As well as your bulbs, think about dotting a few scented candles in your living room.
For those relaxing nights in, candles create a peaceful environment – and you may want to add fairy lights into the mix too. Whilst many people associate these with Christmas, they can transform a room at any time of the year!
Choose warm colours
Switch up your summer colour palette with beautiful earthy tones that will create a cosy look and feel to your home. You don’t have to go crazy with a tub of forest green paint, if you want your walls to remain neutral think about the accessories instead. Splashes of burnt copper, mustard and jewel tones will add a luxurious touch.
All that’s left is to choose a new series, make some popcorn and enjoy a cosy night in!