The end of September is here, which means autumn starts for real tomorrow as October rolls in. While you may already be moaning about the cooler temperatures and worse weather, there's no denying that the season has some positive aspects.
If you're a fan of autumn or are trying to look on the bright side of the season, we've got some great ideas on getting into the mood for it.
Nothing gets you ready for autumn quite like getting layered up with your hat, scarf and gloves. Even if the weather isn't super chilly, changing your wardrobe can help you embrace the season. Don't forget your thick woolly jumper too!
You can make your home feel like autumn has arrived by adding some of the colours that remind you of it. Browns, reds, oranges and golds look great as part of your interior design so why not add some autumnal tones to your home?
Lovers of home fragrance may want to start swapping their citrus summer scents for something with a bit more spice. This will instantly make you feel like autumn has arrived, especially if you opt for our Orange Spice range.
We think this season is the perfect time to indulge a little bit, so make sure you have some hot chocolate at the ready in the kitchen. There's nothing quite like coming in from the cold and wrapping your hands around a steaming mug of cocoa.
For an adult alternative to hot chocolate, make the most of the seasonal tastes by mulling up some wine or cider. This is definitely the way to enjoy a cheeky tipple and is sure to have you feeling warm right down to your toes.
Darker evenings mean that autumn is the perfect time to enjoy some candlelit evenings. Rather than turning on your lights earlier as the sun starts to set, simply light some candles and put your feet up to enjoy the cosy atmosphere.
At the end of a long, cold day, a warming and hearty meal is the perfect option. Start whipping up stews, casseroles and soups that are a great choice for when autumn starts to leave you feeling the chill.