With the days growing ever shorter, we find ourselves spending less time outside due to the limiting light. We stay inside then. Cosying up to the fire in the living room, huddled around the centre island in the kitchen or coming together over nourishing meals at the dinner table.
If spring is a time for cleaning and refreshing tired interiors, autumn is all about making the most of what you have. Adding touches here and finishes there to make it feel cosy and welcoming. Hampering down and preparing your home for the festive season to come. Whether you have guests joining you or you’re away visiting family.
At this time of year then, we tend to undertake the smaller DIY jobs, leaving the bigger jobs until spring. Putting in new shelving perhaps, trying a darker and more seasonal coat of paint or a change of wallpaper or soft furnishings. Which is why now is the perfect opportunity for a few home décor updates. Those less drastic changes that can make a room feel brighter and a little more cosy. Additions that are useful and bring a new dimension and feel to a room or hallway. Or just those jobs you’ve been meaning to tick off your to-do list but never got around to during the warmer months.
From lighting that can create a warm and inviting ambiance to your living room or bedroom, to a flurry of new cushions for the sofa if you’ve been thinking about switching up your colour scheme, we’ve listed a few seasonal tips and easy-to-implement decor changes for the shorter autumn weekends that lay ahead – before the festivities begin!
Let There be Light
The perfect addition for a dark corner or lonely hallway table, it’s surprising the difference adding a lamp or two can make. With many a neutral lamp base to choose from, brighten up these dreary days with one of our timeless table lamps.
A Perfect Perch
You may not have the room – or the need – for a new big piece of furniture, but when we’re expecting guests over the festive season, having a few extra occasional tables dotted around to perch a glass of bubbly on or the teapot can prove very handy. From our nest of tables to taller side tables, browse these handy home additions online or in-store.
Following on from the point above, and with thoughts of visitors and cosy evenings ahead in mind, we’re all for stylish storage that helps to keep your home tidy, organised yet beautiful. From laundry baskets to stylish hideaways for games and toys together with practical solutions for the fireside or hallway, investing in storage solutions offers a quick and easy update for your home this autumn.