For many, autumn is their favourite time of year, and it’s easy to see why. Colder days, darker evenings, the crunch of autumn leaves, hot chocolates by the fire, baggy jumpers, the list is endless.
And there are many things you can do to get your home ready for this cosy season. Here are just a few of our favourites.
Dig out the Autumnal Decorations
One of the easiest ways to make your home instantly feel more autumnal is to add seasonal decorations. Autumn wreaths, wicker baskets, pumpkins, autumnal flowers, and acorns are all fantastic accessories and decorations to add to your home. Anything in orange/brown/red tones will suit the season perfectly. You could also get autumn themed tableware, such as placemats and napkins, to bring out during this cosy season.
Have Spicy Scents on the Go
Autumn is the season of spices, and nothing says you’re in for a cosy evening than the smell of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spice, or apple spice. You can get your home smelling autumnal through a number of ways, such as diffusers, baking, incense, or potpourri. However, the cosiest way to get your house smelling autumnal is with candles. There’s no better feeling than drawing the curtains, lighting a candle, and snuggling down for the evening after a long day at work.
Make your Home Warm
As the days start to get colder, it’s important to make sure your house is as insulated and as energy efficient as possible. First things first, get yourself some extra blankets and throws to keep you warm around the house. If you have a fireplace or wood-burner, then now is a great time to check that it’s all working properly and stock up on firewood if you need it. Also, before you become reliant on it on a daily basis, now is the ideal time to get your boiler serviced. This should get serviced once a year roughly. Lastly, it’s also good practice to bleed your radiators at least once a year, even if you believe they are working properly. This will ensure you’re getting any excess trapped air out of the system, meaning the water can circulate more efficiently, keeping your house warmer for longer.
Incorporate Warm Lighting
The type of lighting you have in your home can completely change the ambience, with very little effort. The warmer the lighting, the cosier and warmer you will feel. Table lamps can help to add an extra layer of light to the room, giving the room just enough light to see but also feel like it’s dark and autumnal at the same time. Another great lighting addition during the snuggly months are fairy lights. Whether you choose to hang them from the ceiling, along a mantel piece or fireplace, or even wrap them around your autumnal decorations, fairy lights are the perfect way to bring the night sky inside. And of course, it goes without saying that the flicker of a candle also creates the perfect lighting for those autumn nights.