We're beginning to swap floaty kaftans for chunky knit cardigans and trade our sunglasses for thick bobble hats. The warm weather is drawing to an end.
This isn't just the perfect opportunity to change up your wardrobe, so too can you update your interiors. Take a look at these simple yet effective ways of making your home feel ready for the cooler weather.
Add Chair and Sofa Throws
It’s always lovely to have a autumn throw blanket at hand to wrap around you on those chilly evenings. A few draped over chairs or on the end of your bed will bring a feeling of warm and cosiness.
They are also ideal if you have guests over and are dining outdoors. You can throw one over your legs after the sun goes down to keep you toasty.
Update to an Autumn Rug
There’s something comforting about stepping off the sofa or out of bed onto a soft rug. Both shaggy and short pile rugs in brown, orange or charcoal grey are especially perfect for creating a feeling of warmth.
If you don’t want to replace your existing rug, look for a smaller one that complements it. You can then layer them to add depth and interest to your floors.
Switch up Your Floral Display
Bursting blooms and colourful blossoms adorning your tables and sideboards are often less appreciated as the evenings grow darker. Elegant branches and leafy bouquets can look just as pretty as floral arrangements. This is especially true in the soft glow of a candles, and will often last longer too.
Replacement Lamp Shades
In the summer months, you can sometimes go weeks at a time without having to turn on a lamp. When the days getting shorter, however, you’ll rely on them more and more.
Choose lampshades in autumnal colours such as red, orange or brown to create a pleasing glow. Whereas, floor and side lamps can be used instead of ceiling lights to create a more intimate space.
Mix and Match Cushions
Scatter a few patterned cushions to give your home a feeling of embracing warmth and cosiness. Leaf and bird designs are very popular in the colder months and work well in red, burnt orange, green and brown shades.
Keeping to this palette means you can mix different patterns and textures. Why not try velvets, embroideries and wools to create a cosy and inviting space with comfortable rustic charm.