Those blustery winds, browning leaves and crisp mornings mean one thing. Autumn has well and truly arrived. With those balmy summer days feeling a distant memory, our attention turns inward. As we want our homes feel warm and cosy for the darker months, it can be a hugely enjoyable and rewarding experience to revamp our spaces with simple yet oh so cosy updates.
So, in this blog I'm sharing with you my favourite steps which will have you falling in love with your home all over again this autumn.
Add More Texture
Layering texture is always the first task I turn to when the seasons change. Just as our wardrobes see a change in textures, so should our homes. Colours such as deep rusts, rich plums and dark neutrals replace the bright airy colours of the summer months. And with them so do textures. Wools, velvets and metallic take centre stage in these months.
Consider swapping out your soft furnishings such as throws, cushions and rugs to complement wooden furniture for a real cosy look and feel.
You might like: Throws.
Dress The Dining Table
The dining table takes centre stage during autumn and winter, filled with hearty meals and joyful gatherings of friends and family. I like to dress the table during this time with textures like these seagrass placemats before finishing the look off with flickering candle light.
You might like: Flame Effect Candles
Lighting has the power to make or break a room. When it comes to autumn, it's more important than ever to brighten up a space. Consider your lighting plans carefully.
Renew your floor and table lamps to create a functional yet cosy atmosphere in your home. But don't forget the finishing touches. Christmas may be a little while off but it's always a lovely time to inject candlelight and twinkling string lights for some autumnal charm.
You might like: Garland Lights
Rich Colour Updates
Whether it's a lick of paint or a striking new piece of art, our four walls can create a dramatic impact on a room.
The quickest change, however, is a matter of swapping out your linen cushions for velvet and woollen options in deep, rich hues. It's a 5 minute job but it can leave your space feeling so cosy and inviting for the darker months.
You might like: Cushions
Cosy reading nooks and armchairs by the warmth of the fire are just two of my favourite set ups for these autumn and winter months. As the nights draw out, I always enjoy tweaking the room to suit a relaxed evening indoors. It might take an extra pair of hands but it means your space will suit your needs for the foreseeable.
You might like: Armchairs
What are you doing to update your home this autumn? Let me know in the comments below!