Transitioning Your Home from Summer to Autumn

11th September 2018

Transitioning your home from summer to autumn

The heatwave is officially over. The jumpers are coming out. We're even happy to admit we've had the heating on. But what does that mean for your home? If you're into your over-the-top seasonal changes, you're probably already eyeing up the Halloween decorations and pumpkin spice lattes for your coffee machine. However, if you just like to feel make a few little changes to suit the changing weather, we've got you covered. Here are some simple, easy ways to transition your home from summer to autumn.

Disclaimer: It's totally okay if you want to get the spooky spiderweb decorations out, we're not judging.

Add blankets to cooler materials

Now, this one might be a no-brainer. Blankets and throws are pretty much a guaranteed part of autumn at home... right? However, they can actually be a lot more helpful than you might think. Yes, blankets look lovely and cosy, they add layers to an otherwise boring and cold-looking room. But they're so much more than just a fluffy decoration. Adding a blanket to your leather sofa will make it incredibly comfortable, even throughout the colder weather. And we all know how cold leather can get! Not only that, but using a throw to cover the end of your bed is going to keep your feet warm whilst you sleep. Practical and stylish (especially if you go for a chunky knit)- who could ask for more?

pile up the Cosy cushions

Once you've sorted the blankets, it's time to bring out the cushions. If you're anything like us, cushions are a standard part of your interior design all year round. However, once the leaves begin to drop from the trees, it's a nice touch to add in richer, warmer colours and thicker textures. Why not purchase all new cushions if you've got the budget for it? Choose rust orange, deep green, red or mustard in chunkier materials and seasonal patterns. Pom poms are back in again this season, along with embellishments and floral patterns that can help bring that autumnal mood into your home. Get creative! If you're not interested in buying new accessories, then we recommend piling up your existing ones to create a warm, cosy corner.

Use warmer lighting in each room

This one's a given. Who doesn't love drawing the curtains and switching on the table lamps? As the days get shorter and darker, we recommend increasing the warm lighting used throughout your home. Not only will this light the way as you stumble around in a morning but it'll also boost your mood. Whether this means placing lamps in suitable locations or fitting a fader switch is completely up to you. However, we always recommend warmer, slower lights for those darker mornings and evenings. And if you're lucky enough to have an open fire or log burner in your living room... get prepared!

cover up your garden furniture

It's not only the indoors that will need transitioning from summer to autumn. Have you forgotten what it's like to sit outside in the garden? Yep, we relate. But it's important to think back just for a moment. Your garden furniture needs looking after, too! Unless you have entirely weatherproof furniture, you'll likely need to bring your garden set indoors or at least store it away in a damp-proof shed or garage. Trust us, it pays to be prepared when storing your outdoor furniture - do it now so you can forget about it later.

Switch up your candles and room scents

Finally, it's time for scents. If autumnal scents aren't your favourite thing about the season, we don't know what is. We're talking pumpkin, cinnamon, maple, nutmeg... the lot! Potpourri is a great way to bring autumn scents into any room, especially the living room or bathroom. But if burning candles is more your thing, you'll be spoilt for choice when shopping on the high street over the next few months. Stock up on autumn-scented candles, paired with room sprays, for that ultimate transition into the colder months. Just remember to trim the wick and use a proper candle snuffer to prevent black marks on your walls.

Using our tips and tricks, your home will never have felt so cosy! Let us know in the comments your favourite way to take your home from summer to autumn. 

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