It seems like summer is officially on its way out, but don’t despair. Autumn is the time of cosy jumpers, hot chocolate, and curling up for a serious Netflix binge. It’s also a great time for making home improvements (because let’s face it, you’ll probably be hanging out at home a bit more). Here are some top tips to make your home your favourite place to be this Autumn…
Warm up your lighting
Make your living space cosy with filament light bulbs that emit a softer, warmer light. These bulbs can be bought in most good hardware stores and large home improvement shops as well as online from loads of independent retailers. They aren’t very expensive and they last a really long time. Or, you could get some fairy lights and string them around your windows, sofa or side tables for a snug glow (they’re not just for Christmas, honest!)
Impress your neighbours with a bright autumnal wreath. You can buy them pre-made in flower markets and from homewares shops, but why not get crafty one afternoon and create your own. There are even wreath making workshops in London, such as this one that includes tea and snacks.
Add a little sparkle
Bronze and gold interiors are really in this autumn. Go all out with throw cushions or tableware or just add a hint of sparkle with bronze or gold candle holders or place mats. This year all the major homewares shops from Ikea to John Lewis have a great selection of sparkly things for your home.
Add a bit of Nordic style to your home with fur blankets, throws and cushions. Make your home study a bit more comfy or make your living room a Hygge dream. But be warned, you might never want to leave the house again.
Rustic simplicity can be incorporated into your home in lots of different ways whether through simple wooden furniture or cast iron or clay kitchenware. The great thing about rustic homewares is they even look great even in minimalist homes, creating a cool contrast. Give it a try.
Watch this space for more home and garden tips and tricks this autumn and winter.