Monday, 2 November 2015

3 Ways to Update Your Home For Autumn

"Cozy for the clocks going back" by Vicky Brock is licensed under CC BY 2.0
While I may love nothing more than waking up with the sunshine and still being able to go for a walk along the coast at 9pm during the summer months, the autumn season does bring with it some changes that put a smile on my face.

The leaves changing colour and falling from the trees, being able to layer up my clothing and get out my favourite coat and joining my friends at our local firework and bonfire celebrations are just a few of the things that I love about this season.

Another is the way that I change up my home so that it feels more cosy and homely.  The darker nights encourage me to stay indoors more and I tend to be in the house, snuggled up in my PJs a lot earlier in the evening than when the sun is still shining after supper.

In todays post, I'm going to share with you three ways that I like to update my home for the autumn season.

1. Candles


"Candle" by Tom Danita is licensed under CC BY 2.0
The first accessory that I like to add to my home in candle, or should I say candles.  If you saw my Yankee Candle haul video then you'll know that this year I bought quite a few!  Whether you opt for a large jar candle or a small votive, lit candles create a really cosy atmosphere and they're a great way to add subtle atmospheric lighting to your room, especially if you're going to be watching a horror film over Halloween.  I have them all over my home from the coffee table in the sitting room to the little shelf on my dressing table in my bedroom.

The great thing about candles is that they're not only good for subtle, cosy lighting but they smell lovely too which is why I like to have them all over my home, although not all lit at the same time... I'm actually really scared of fire and take the warning 'never leave a candle unattended' a little bit too literally at times.  Scent triggers memories for a lot of people so updating your home with autumn fragranced candles is a quick way to make it feel (and smell) more autumnal.  The scent of Yankee Candle Fireside Treats is definitely one of my favourites at this time of the year and going into the winter, I'm really starting to love the cinnamon scents that are around.


2. Throws and Blankets


"A Wee Blanket" by Madelinetosh is licensed under CC BY 2.0
When its cold outside, I love nothing more than snuggling up in a blanket in front of the TV or in bed with a throw and a good book.  I tend to buy mine from places like Next who make great faux fur throws and Primark who stock the cosiest fleece blankets for only a fiver.  They're so affordable, wash really well and stay soft for such a long time.  I've just replaced ours in our sitting room and we'd had them for a good couple of years.  I like to drape them over the sofa or the food of the bed for a homely look when we're not using them.

We use them all year round as I love the comfort of having something wrapped around me but to update yours for the autumn, simply opt for rich colours like oranges and reds in homely patterns like tartan and plaid.

3. Seasonal Decorations


"Halloween" by Evan Delshaw is licensed under CC BY 2.0
My last tip would be to update your home with seasonal decorations.  This could be pumpkins around halloween and thanksgiving if you're in a country that celebrates it; I've seen some fabulous designs online where people have painted them white and sparkly.  Alternatively you could use autumn leaves in a frame or pine cones in a vase or you could hang an autumn wreath on your door, I've seen some amazingly beautiful ones that are made of faux leaves so you can store them in a hat box and bring them out every year.

Anything goes that takes your fancy really but I'd keep autumnal colours and textures in mind.  Personally, I like to see a dining table display as I think that it adds that homely touch that really welcomes people when they enter the room.  If you opt for something simple then it could be something that you have on your table all of the time as it will be easy to clean and move around.

So those are my three ways to update your home for autumn, I'd love to hear yours!

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25 comments

  1. Candles and throws always makes a home, once the clocks have changed and it gets dark earlier there is nothing nicer than closing the curtains and lighting a candle x

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  2. At the first cold in september I took all my candles back out and when I could I went to the woods to gather pinecones and leaves to decorate the house :)
    lovely tips!

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  3. Ohhh I love this idea we have lots of Yankee candles in our house and they are lush .

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  4. I absolutely love Yankee candles, so that's definitely my favourite way to update for autumn! Got a lovely little collection going, and will be buying myself a Christmassy scent soon! :-)

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  5. I absolutely love Autumn too - it's my favourite time of the year! I love all the colour changes and even the turn in weather makes me happy. Nothing lovelier than snuggling up in big oversized clothes whilst it's raining outside. :)

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  6. Such lovely ideas! I'm all for using throws to update my home x

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  7. We are lighting candles every evening and it's making the house really cosy.

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  8. I love getting my fluffy blankets out out when it gets cold. It makes getting into bed/snuggling on the sofa so much nicer!

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  9. Totally agree with the candle idea. I love Yankee Candles but I've recently fallen in love with Imperial Candles! Have you tried them? They have jewellery inside.

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  10. Love candles! I think for autumn and winter I like to bring more autumnal colours in. I've also got 'Christmas' decorations that come out in November-like a few robins, not the tree!

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  11. I love candles, I can only have them on when the little one is in bed though!

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  12. I have already updated my home to an autumnal look and I have to admit that it just makes you feel more excited for christmas!

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  13. I love all three tips to give a home the warmth of autumn. I'm going to have to run out and get a throw. I've changed my colors this fall and don't have a throw that works. :)

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  14. I am totally with you on candles and blankets they are most definitely some of my favourite things. x

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  15. Great ideas :) I love candles - they make a room lovely and cozy :) I have my throw covering me right now x

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  16. I love this time of year - and yes, our candles come out too! I don't add autumn decorations, but have just bought some gorgeous Christmas cushions for my sofas :) Kaz x

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  17. I love candles and I love throws, though I do have them all year round x

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  18. We always have candles burning all year round and there is always a throw of some sort on the sofa, usually with a cat on it.

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  19. Candles are the best, especially Yankee candles they are so comforting and I love a good blankie and hot choc as comfort.

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  20. I do love candles and throws! Excited to move into my new flat so I can get some!


    Jaynie Shannon. Beauty, Health & Lifestyle.

    GIVEAWAY RUNNING

    xox

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  21. I love Primark fleecy blankets, they're so cosy! My favourite thing about Autumn is definitely having the fire lit :D

    Jess xo

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  22. I love this time of year - I have candles around all the time but tend to appreciate them more as the night's get colder. I love snuggling up on the couch under a throw/blanket.

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  23. You have a nice list here, although we really don't have Autumn here. :)

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  24. When the days get shorter I take out candles right away. it gives so much to the room and adds to my mood :)

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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