Autumn is here bringing with it crisper mornings, darker evenings and pumpkin flavoured everything. September is the perfect time to start updating your home ready for the cold to set in and the winter hibernation to begin so I thought I would share a few ways to update your home ready for Fall.
Layering Throws & Cushions
Colder evenings are the perfect excuse for bundling up in piles of blankets and throws whilst catching up on the latest Netflix releases. Layer up textures and prints and get cosy, knitted throws against velvet cushions and so forth, just think maximum comfort in shades that replicate the colours of the seasonal changes.
I might be going a bit mad with this one, but Autumn always brings with it the connotations of stormy greys and deep navys, every September I have the irrepressible urge to paint my walls in dark moody hues and whilst I have resisted breaking out the Dulux, I have been indulging in some darker accents. I stumbled upon the dreamiest marble paint effect plates from Marks & Spencers which fall perfectly in place with my idea of seasonal tableware, every plate has a slightly different shade and a different pattern, I love the uniqueness of the finished pieces.
If you are anything like me, Autumn is the time when you bring more live greenery in to your home, maybe it’s because we are less inclined to go outside and crave the oxygen and nature they bring to the home or maybe it has something to do with the lack of beautiful cut flowers available in Autumn (peonies I’m looking at you). Like the blogger cliché that I am, I have been filling my home with grey toned succulents, cacti and anything that is easy to look. Succulents are such a great way to add greenery to your home as they barely need any tending to and can survive weeks without water, a theory that I have personally tested. The most recent addition to my collection is the Echeveria I picked up from Sainsbury’s but places like Homebase and B&Q have a great selection of indoor plants to choose from.
Candles are something that I tend to neglect in summer time but as soon as Autumn falls they get dusted off and summery scents get replaced with deeper, spicier aromas. During this transitional period I have been burning the Pineapple and Ginger candle from Primark which smells insane, there is no better light to work from than the dim light of a candle flame. Candles can be such an inexpensive way to let Autumn into your home and introduce some calm back in to your evenings.
I am a self confessed mug addict, if there is one thing I cannot resist it’s a beautiful mug. Autumnal weather means hot drinks on tap, making it the perfect time to stock up on the ceramics (plus we need the perfect mug to make our DIY pumpkin spice latte, am I right?). My favourite mugs of the moment are the two pictured above, both from Anthropologie, I think if I am reincarnated I would like to come back as an Anthropologie mug.