Leaves outside beginning to fall. Days becoming shorter. Temperatures cooling. It’s time to retreat indoors to the comfort of your home. So, to help you get cosy this Autumn, why not check out our five tips on creating the perfect atmosphere to get you through the colder months.
Use lighting to create an added layer of warmth
For a subtle and oh-so-simple way to create a cosy feel, use dimmers and warm-toned lighting. And don’t forget the soft glow and flicker of burning candles dotted throughout your home to add an extra-special Autumnal ambience to any room.
Invest in a good book or two
What better way to spend a lazy Autumn afternoon than curled up on the couch under a warm throw with a hot chocolate and a great read? If you’re stuck for inspiration, check out some of our favourites and see where the mood takes you:
Moving: All the Light We Cannot See - by Anthony Doerr
Romantic: You Had Me at Hello – by Mhairi McFarlane
Uplifting: The Rosie Project – by Graeme Simsion
Food/wellbeing: Living the Healthy Life – by Jessica Sepel
Set a warming base note
Halt cold weather mood swings in their tracks. Use the power of fragrance to transform the atmosphere of your living space and lift the mood in an instant. Why not try our Neroli & Vanilla? The combination of Amber, Neroli and sweet Jasmine is subtly infused with Vanilla providing a cosy fragrance profile and a warming glow. Available as Classic Candle, Fragrance Diffuser or Melts, it’s the ultimate fragrance companion to spending time indoors on those cool days ahead.
Create cosiness with layers and texture
We love the idea of using layers of textured décor to contribute to a warm and comfy feel in every room of your home. Varying colours and mixing up patterns are a great way to add texture. Try throwing a snuggly blanket over a corner chair or add a fur throw over your bedding for a deliciously restful effect.
Be inspired by nature
Swap out Summer’s bright and colourful accessories for more neutral tones, like the browns, greys and greens that promise to be big this season. Incorporate natural elements of wood, cork, and terracotta with some lovely autumn blooms thrown together for a cosy and natural feel.