In the past few weeks we’ve waved goodbye to Summer & are getting well & truly stuck in to Autumn with a crispness in the air & the evenings drawing in.
Personally I absolutely love the Autumn & look forward to cosying up on the sofa under mountains of soft throws with a hot chocolate. I always find this type of year one of the most magical; when the sun is still shining but all around is frosty, when leaves crunch beneath your feet with conkers & pinecones lacing the ground.
This is the time of year when our natural urge is to snuggle up & settle down ready for the impending Winter. It’s also the time when our homes become ever more inviting & something it’s hard not to dream about when out & about on the dreaded rainy nursery/school/work run.
I’ve teamed up with HomeSense to bring you some Autumn inspired interiors & with the help of their gorgeous products as well as my top tips for adding a touch of this season to your home.
Think nature –
This season is all about what’s going on outside. With the leaves changing colour & nature really coming into it’s own, it’s a perfect opportunity to bring the outside, in. Think a display or table centrepiece of pinecones & munchkin pumpkins to give a real Autumn feel as well as adding a focal point.
I created this display which would look perfect on a table using artificial eucalyptus & hydrangeas which cost about £10.00 in total & added some munchkin pumpkins/squash found at most local greengrocers at this time of year. I’m off on the hunt for some pinecones this weekend to finish off the look!
Light those candles –
Those dark evenings are perfect for lighting candles which also give off a gorgeous flickering warm light whilst adding a cosy feel to a space. You can never have too many & as I always say…’they are an investment’ (for when power cuts strike…which could be anytime, right?!).
These ‘white pumpkin’ fragranced candles give off a sweet scent & are perfect for cold nights. They were £5.99 from HomeSense.
Staying in is the new going out –
Didn’t you know already? It’s time to replace days at the beach or nights sipping cocktails with eating stodgy comfort food & catching up on your favourite soaps on the sofa. Think hearty stews, casseroles & cottage pie.
I’ve been on the hunt for some large pans & came across these which not only look beautiful but will be ideal for cooking over the next few months. Plus they were under half the RRP at £20.00 & £25.00.
For some halloween inspired baking with the little’s, these cookie cutters are perfect at £5.99.
I also added this gorgeous Autumn fireplace garland. They also sell door wreaths in similar styles but I think my neighbours might think I’m a bit nutty popping them outside!
& lastly, a home wouldn’t be complete without HomeSense’s famous glass pumpkins that you all went crazy for last year, but I’ve added to my collection! Prices vary depending on style/size but expect to pay £5-12 per pumpkin or pick up this set of 3 mini ones for £7.99.
*This is a collaborative post with HomeSense