Seven autumn ideas for a cosy home

Seven autumn ideas for a cosy home

Don’t get down when the nights draw in – get snug instead. From taking care of sensitive skin to creating a decorative theme, take a look at our cosy ideas.

Don’t get down when the nights draw in–get snug instead. From taking care of sensitive skin to creating a decorative theme, take a look at our cosy ideas.

When summer’s over, most of us start to get that hibernating feeling. The colder, darker days make curling up with a hot drink and a good book seem far more appealing than heading out for the evening.

So making the most of the autumn means making the most of your home, with cosy soft furnishings, the perfect mood lighting and perhaps a roaring fire.

If you get it right, you won’t just want to stay in – you’ll find that all your friends are dying to come around, too. Find out how to set the right autumnal atmosphere with our tips.

Create a cosy corner

Creating a snug environment is all about feeling surrounded by comfort, so corners and nooks are ideal. Carving out a space for relaxation and rejuvenation can be a real treat.

Find a corner in your bedroom or a cosy part of the living room near the fire and dress it up with all the things that make you feel calm: from cushions and blankets to candles and books. Then when it all gets too much, you’ve got a peaceful haven.

Snuggle up in soft sheets

When it comes to hibernation, there’s no place like bed. But in the cold weather, it pays to take a bit more care with your comfort. Dry, cold winds put your skin through a lot, stripping away the moisture and making it feel raw and sensitive.

With sheets washed in gentle Fairy NonBio washing liquid, your skin has the chance to rest and recover from the trials of the day. It’s dermatologically tested, so it cleans even tough stains while being as kind to skin as washing in water alone.

Warm up cold feet

Those trendy wooden or tiled floors look amazing and feel refreshingly cool in the heat of summer. But as the temperature drops, your feet can start to feel the chill.

Warm them up and give your rooms a cosier look by adding large rugs: that way, you still get to keep your feature floors while adding extra colour and comfort. Stepping out of bed onto luxuriously soft wool will make frosty mornings much easier to bear.

Decorate with blankets

Lie on them, lie under them, wrap yourself up tight in them – no night in binge-watching your favourite series is complete without a favourite warm blanket to snuggle up with.

Even when you’re not using them, they can add texture, warmth and colour to your living room. For a really indulgent touch, you can add an ultra-soft faux-fur throw to give your sofa a luxuriously autumnal feel.

Go for a woodland theme

Autumn is all about those bursts of colour from falling leaves. So why not make it the theme of your interior decoration? You can bring nature inside with arrangements of pine cones or stacked firewood.

Or try taking inspiration from nature when it comes to décor. Try combining tones of chestnut and burnt umber with woodland prints on wallpaper, furnishings or artwork. Add some playful animal-themed cushions to complete the look.

Gather around the fireside

Nothing adds cheer quite like the glowing embers of a real log fire. Make sure you get logs that are properly dry – the wood will look almost white – and try wood such as apple for the most autumnal scent.

If you can’t burn wood in your home, you can still enjoy some fireside charm by creating a compact lighting feature with fairy lights – try placing them in an unused fireplace or a glass vase for a bit of glow – or a cluster of scented candles.

What’s your favourite way to make your home feel cosy? Share your suggestions in the comments below.

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Snuggle up

Hopegirl 20/10/2017

I love to light candles and snuggle up with a hot water bottle to watch a really good series on tv. I choose something that the whole family will like and make sure to pass a bowl of cinnamon popcorn round. Bliss

Snuggle hygge home

Ruby 23/09/2017

I bring the outside in by collecting leaves,twigs and autumn acorns and conkers from my local park It makes me feel that I am outside and that I'm surrounded by nature The aroma and touch also adds to the experience I'm a person that reacts to the senses of sight,smell,taste so I toast chestnuts on the fire and share with family and friends that are visiting Folk love my home and its ambience!! ;-)

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