Before you know it, summer will be totally over and autumn will have arrived in a hail of falling leaves and darker days. This is when it really pays to have a cosy home to go back to, especially as you won't be able to spend as much time outside as in the summer.
No matter what your style, you can easily make your home feel warm and cosy for the autumn season. Not only is this practical as the weather gets colder, it can also ensure you have a more relaxing space to unwind in at the end of the day.
To help you transform your house into an autumn haven, here are some simple tips and tricks you can use:
Add some knits
One of our favourite parts of autumn fashion has to be the cardigans and chunky jumpers. Knitwear looks great and keeps you warm, plus it is ideal for your home as well as your autumn wardrobe.
Popping a chunky knit throw on your sofa and scattering some large cushions around will instantly make your home ready for the season and ensure you have everything you need to stay warm. On top of this, knitwear also adds some texture to your home, which can really help to elevate your interior design.
Stop up the draughts
There's nothing worse than getting comfortable and cosy only to have a draught blow across you and make you shiver. Draughts become more common as the weather gets colder, so it's a good idea to start preparing for them now.
Use draught excluders at the base of doors and repair any parts of doors or windows that might be letting cold air in. Not only will this make you more comfortable, it could actually save cash on your heating bill.
Candles add a lovely soothing atmosphere to any room, with the soft light being the perfect thing to help you feel cosy and relaxed. With the evenings drawing in, they are also the perfect light source for autumn.
Combine the effect of candlelight with a warm scent - such as Orange Spice - to really make the most of it and ensure you feel comfortable even if it's raining outside.
You can complement candlelight and add more light to your room without ruining the effect completely by draping scarves over lamps. This will add a soft glow to your room while still be practical.
Adding warm tones to a room can help it feel cosier instantly, even if it is rather cold. Try adding colours like red, orange, pink and yellow to your home to reflect the autumn season and keep it comfortable. You can do this through soft furnishings and accessories if you don't fancy grabbing a paintbrush.
You can also get a similar effect from adding gold and wood tones to a space, which stops it from looking clinical.
Tasty hot chocolate
As far as we're concerned, autumn means you're allowed to indulge a little bit. This is why hot chocolate is the perfect beverage for the season, especially as it will warm you up from top to toe.
Combined with a candlelit room and a soft knitted blanket, what more could you want other than a few marshmallows to melt in your drink?