Autumn is a beautiful time of the year, perfect for wrapping up for a walk and enjoying the season that’s filled with all sorts of earthy colours and textures. As we prepare ourselves for the cold, the rain and the longer, darker nights - we can also prepare our homes to make them cosy and inviting to come back to.
To help you embrace the changing season and breath some seasonal life into your interior, we’ve gathered five simple stylish tweaks to make your your home ‘fall’ ready for Autumn.
As the weather cools, you’ll need to think about keeping warm indoors. We recommend wherever you spend time relaxing in your home, to make sure its cosy. Whether the sofa, the armchair or the bed, toss a blanket, throw and cushion over each to switch-up the feel of any room.
The appearance of thicker textures and layers will also help to give the illusion of warmth. Drape them over furniture or stack them neatly on the side of benches and in baskets. You could even select cushions or throws in autumnal colours, such as earthy greens, burnt oranges and deep reds.
Let’s be honest, fall candles are where it’s at. The cosy glow from mason jars and trendy tins that make our homes smell nice all season long. With scents including spiced cinnamon, pumpkin pie, ginger, wood smoke and cedar wood - you’ll be sure to find a fragrance that’ll make your home feel cosy. (Top tip: apparently a cedar wood candle is the best for keeping the spiders away!)
Add a candle or two to each room, including the kitchen, the living room, the hallway, (even the downstairs loo!) and we promise that they’ll help lift your spirits and remind you why Autumn is the best season. Plus, for those damp days - why not have a go at picking your favourite notes and making your own?
Home is where the hearth is! Create an autumnal mantle piece using your favourite fall finds from farmers markets, craft stores or even the outdoors. To achieve a luxurious country aesthetic,
use wicker or iron-wired baskets, freshly chopped wood, dried oak leaves, wheat, pinecones and decorative pumpkins (is it really Autumn without a pumpkin?). And don’t forget the candles!
If you’ve not got a fireplace, then focus on the centre piece of your room - such as your dining table. Use fiery coloured flowers, greenery arrangements, simple table linens, mismatched table plates, utensils... and of course, pumpkins of all shapes and sizes!
Now you’ve spent some time sprucing up your interior with cosy throws, candles and autumnal decor - move to the entrance. This is the first glimpse guests (and neighbours!) have of your home, so make it a warm one!
First, make sure there’s plenty of space for big coats, wellies and umbrellas in the entrance. Then (the fun part!), dress up your door with a fall wreath - the best kind of seasonal greeting. We love a rustic wheat wreath made from wheat stalks. Leave it simple, or make a statement with conkers, acorns and sprays of yellow and orange berries. Another popular trend is dried flowers which you can find online or at a local florists… you could even get creative and dry some yourself!
We hate to say it, but it’s getting darker outside... so a great way to cosy up your home for Autumn is by being strategic with lighting. Indoors, make sure you keep your lighting low to create a calm, intimate and cosy feel. Use wall lights, table lamps and floor lamps with warmer bulbs.
Outdoors, light the way to your entrance by using path and driveway lights at regular intervals - this can create a dramatic and welcoming look for your visitors. In the garden, use up-lights to light up your plants, trees and bushes. That way, if the weather isn’t nice enough to enjoy your garden from the outside, then you’ll at least be able to see it from inside!
Use any of these ideas? We’d love to see! Tag us in your photos on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter - @monkeyvsowl.