Do you find it hard to say goodbye to summer? (I know I do). But with Autumn officially only a couple of days away, unfortunately, we have no choice. So why not embrace this mystical time of year and look forward to Halloween, Bonfire night, and weekend walks through leafy woods. It’s also a great excuse to cosy up at home with your favourite tv show or book. Here are a few simple ways to make your home super cosy this Autumn.
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Candles give an immediate sense of warmth and cosiness to your home. I try to only buy natural wax candles with essential oils. This sophisticated looking black candle, Nero, from Soul Candles in Shropshire will look fab as part of your interior decor, with the lovely scent of Ho Wood Oil, Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, and Clary Sage. It burns really evenly and is available in 30cl, and a large 3 wick. Their range also includes reed diffusers and votives, and come in a variety of scents to evoke different moods. Soul candles are organic, hand poured, and made with quality essential oils.
Soul Candles arrive in beautiful packaging. I didn’t want to open it as it looked so pretty! (see top package in photo below).
The sophisticated monochrome design will match with any colour and interior design scheme.
Below is another recent purchase. I love this quirky idea of upcyling champagne bottles as candles (#reducereuserecyle). Offering a different way to style up your home and get cosy at the same time. This is my favourite candle at the moment and it looks great. Champagne Flames are custom made, hand cut, bespoke Champagne bottle soy wax candles, and are based in Cornwall. They are available in a variety of bottles and scents including Vanilla, Rose, and Lemon & Lime. My Moet and Chandon is fragranced with Cedar Wood and Jasmine and it smells divine.
Champagne Flame candles come in a gorgeous luxury box, wrapped in gold tissue paper.
My only problem is deciding where to display it! It seemed wrong not to give my Moet and Chandon a stint on the cocktail cabinet 🙂
Blankets & Throws
When the chilly nights draw in, we all love a soft cosy blanket to snuggle under whilst watching TV or reading a book.
I love this grey pom pom blanket. It’s fun and super cosy.
A home wouldn’t be a home without a bit of animal print, and I spotted this *pony print blanket on eBay for only £6.49. It also comes in a zebra and leopard print too.
I keep my blankets rolled up in a basket in my hallway, ready to grab when I’m feeling a bit chilly.
Add blankets and throws to sofas, chairs and beds, to layer up your interior and create a cosy sanctuary, not to mention give your interior design the wow factor.
Nothing is less warming and inviting than a main stark light being your only option when lighting your home. Get in the cosy mood by dimming your main light (or turn it off if you don’t have a dimmer), lighting some candles, and getting some lamps in your life. Lamps create nooks of soft, warm light. They can be inexpensive and add a and touch of style to your interior. There are so many styles, sizes, colours, etc available to suit all budgets, there’s no excuse not to have one (or two, or three, or four…). My favourite lamp is my Abigail Ahern Hare Lamp, which emits a lovely pink glow.
Cups & Mugs
Make sure you have some fabulous cups and mugs to warm your cockles with your favourite hot drink. There is a super range available on the high street at the moment. The black and gold flamingo mug below was from H&M . Great for dipping a chocolate stick in hot milk. What could be cosier than that!
I love my pearlescent pink and gold swan mug in the pic below which was from New Look (sadly no longer available).
So create your Autumn cosy home now, and when the nights draw in and the temperature drops, you’ll be curled up with a book or in front of the TV under your soft blanket with glowing lamps and spicy scented candles, enjoying a cuppa in your favourite mug. See you there!
Apologies for the overuse of the word cosy in this post!!