The heat of summer is long gone, but your home still shows it, the light textures, brighter colours and fresh fabrics.
Adding textured cushions and throws is a quick and easy way to update.
Moving into Autumn and Winter may mean holidays, pumpkins and spice, or maybe to you, it’s straight into winter warmth, lighting the fire and embracing the woolly blankets.
Why not use the long evenings to make one of these beauties from Lauren Aston Designs?
Subconscious you probably change a free things in your home as the temperature changes, but did you know that Scandinavian countries do so much more. Light fresh linen curtains are changed for thicker fabrics that insulate, rugs become thick and luxurious, blankets are swapped over, cushions are swapped for textures and fabrics that make you want to reach out and touch them.
Cosy rugs from Lorena Canals, to squish your feet in and keep out the cold.
Linens and cottons become velvets, suedes and wools, colours become deeper and darker, heavier patterns become more popular too. Be careful not to shut out all the light though, keep some lighter elements for balance, and make sure your lighting also reflects the change, table and floor lamps can help to achieve this too. Twinkling lights are perfect to add some warmth too.
Wool and velvet are the perfect autumn/winter fabrics.
This year we’ve even gone a little further in our home, moving the house around a little to create a cosy reading corner, adding some more think and luxurious rugs and more velvet textures to our accessories. Moved some art around too, and added a few prints as well to help change it all up. Ironically we are also still decorating our kitchen, play area, dining area and utility, as they are all one space we’ve used the same colour, we’ve gone lighter, reflecting the calm we want in the space, but dressed it up for the season with black metals, dark woods and rich textures.
The new eco-velvet range from Nobodinoz is the perfect place to start, with it luxurious soft texture and rich tones, it’s sure to delight.
Change the kids bedrooms and playrooms too.
These changes can easily be carried out in children’s rooms and play areas too, without great expense, and keeping them fun and exciting. In small spaces, just change a few things, nothing too over powering, otherwise you will suck all the light from the room. We have swapped light rugs for a more velvety grey (and washable rug) from Lorena Canals, her bedding is now oversized and in the new print from Nobodinoz, Gold Confetti/Magic Green.
We’ve also added in a few new cushions in winter colours, feel rich and knitted for a cosy feeling. I especially love this one from Sophie home, winter without being Christmas themed.
This winter rainbow from Sophie Home is a favourite in our house.
Why not make a few small changes in your home to create a winter haven?