Get cosy this autumn
As we say goodbye to summer, it’s time to make you home warm and cosy before the colder months close in. Here’s a few ideas to get you started!
Get the paint brush out
Why not have a big shake up of your home décor? Start by introducing warm, neutral colours onto the walls. This makes a lovely change from white, and immediately can make a room feel more welcoming.
Looking for something a bit bolder? Why not choose one wall to feature a big pop of colour – from rich reds, to shades of blue hinting at the winter ahead, you can create a room bursting with personality.
Use your feature wall to create a new space in your home – perhaps a reading corner or dining area. If you've got a fireplace or recess – use these too, and create some really interesting focal points!
Change up your lighting
From window dressings to lamps, there’s lots of ways you can make a room feel warmer with a few alterations to lighting. Change your blinds to some cosy curtains, add in some candles and lamps here and there, and you’ll find the room feeling warmer in no time.
Tip: Light the room at different levels to maximise the cosy! Include floor lamps and ceiling lights, for example.
Head to your local homeware store
There’s no secret that wooden floors can feel cold and unwelcoming in the winter, especially if you’re living in an older house. Add warmth and texture with a soft rug, and the floor will look and feel cosier! Accompany this with some velvet, chunky knit or faux-fur cushions and throws and your living room will feel completely different.
This is a great approach if you’re unable to paint the walls in your home – choosing a velvet sofa can make even the coldest room feel cosy!