Make Your Home Cosy This Autumn

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Houses are not just for looking at; they’re for living in. And a truly cosy home will make you & your guests feel calm, relaxed & comfortable.

 

 

Come in stay a while

The entrance to a home of course needs to be inviting and say “Come in stay a while” to do this the home initially needs to feel warm as soon as you enter & smell beautiful, whiffs of cinnamon, apple & spices will automatically give that Autumn/Winter feel.

 

 

Lovely Living

Fill your house with things you would want to touch such as an old leather chair, a worn wood table, a fluffy throw, a patterned rug – items with lots of texture, that are interesting to touch and hold and add warmth to a room.

Mixing dissimilar pieces creates visual texture, which will make any space more inviting and more cosy.

 

 

 

Light Layering

your lighting to create ambience- dimmed spotlights or pendants with table & floor lamps, uplighters & the all-important candles which are perfect for warm tranquil living spaces & serine bath times.

 

 

Create a Reading corner
There is nothing more Autumnal than getting back from a cold brisk walk & sitting by the fire with a book. If you are lucky enough to have space for it get yourself a lovely armchair in a warming fabric like velvet that you can curl up in with a cuppa or a bowl of soup & a book.

 

 

Bath Time

In the summer we tend to hop in and out of the shower to cool down and freshen up, but as the evenings get darker, there’s nothing quite like a relaxing bath to soak away the stress.

Light some candles & add beautiful salts essential oils & bubbles and take some time to yourself to restore your energy – and attitude! – after a tiring workday. Make sure you have some fresh fluffy towels ready to wrap round you when you get out.

 

And so to Bed

When it comes to making your bedroom a cosy oasis it’s all about texture from an upholstered headboard to  plush bedding & warm area rugs texture is so important. Add plenty of scatter cushions in different shades & materials along with throws & blankets to hibernate in. Darker hues envelop a bedroom, creating the perfect space to relax and slumber in.

Go for soft lighting choices. If overhead lighting is a must, a chandelier with a dimmer is a great way to go. Pendants or table lamps either side of the bed create a bit more interest however.