Make Your Home Cosier for Autumn
As the temperature begins to drop and the nights draw in, now is the perfect time to revamp your home for Autumn. Updating your home in line with the seasons gives you a great opportunity to explore the latest trends. What’s more – you can ensure your home is always a welcoming place to relax and unwind. If you want to make your home cosier for Autumn, take a look at these top tips now:
1. Install new blinds
Your window fittings have a major impact on the style of a room, which means you can enhance your décor simply by installing new blinds.
The Autumn sun alternates between providing a bright glare and disappearing altogether, so you’ll want to ensure your window dressings provide sufficient coverage.
Fortunately, there are lots of options out there. Vertical blinds are a fantastic option in homes or offices, partly because of the level of control you have over the external lighting. By adjusting the louvres, you can eradicate glare in the afternoon sun but still allow the room to be illuminated and warmed by the sun.
2. Buy new bedding
If you’ve been planning to buy new bedding but you haven’t got around to it, there are some fabulous colours and patterns to choose from in
Autumn. Warm, earthy tones help to make any room cosier and bedding is an easy way to update your décor without embarking upon major renovation projects. For maximum versatility, choose throws and blankets in Autumn-friendly shades.
3. Make your hallway welcoming
You might be surprised to learn that you’ll spend more time in your hallway during Autumn and Winter than in the warmer months. This is because you’ll be putting on a warm coat or jacket before you head out and discarding it when you come in. As your hallway is the first part of your home that people see when they enter, it’s well worth making it special.
Add a coat rack or install coat hooks, so it’s easy to keep the area neat and tidy. Similarly, a cupboard or table with a hidden shoe rack will keep day-to-day items out of sight and allow you to choose furniture that suits your style. With artwork and ornaments to complete the look, you’ll have an impressive hallway to enjoy any time you enter or leave your home.
4. Update your signature scent
During Spring and Summer, you probably choose to wear a lighter perfume or aftershave and you should use the same logic when choosing a signature scent for your home. As Autumn approaches, use cinnamon, pine or sandalwood to fragrance your home. Pot pourri, scented candles or incense sticks are a great way to give your home a signature scent without using aerosols.
5. Use warm lighting
When the nights draw in and it gets darker earlier, you’ll have more lights on that usual. However, a well-lit home doesn’t have to look clinical or cold. Choosing warm lightbulbs makes a room feel cosier and more homely, particularly if you’re used to cold, LED bulbs.
Alternatively, try a smart bulb and choose from a wide range of colours.
Additionally, opt for wall lights and lamps, rather than overhead lights. This helps to create a relaxing atmosphere and is perfect for living areas and bedrooms. While you may need brighter lights in kitchens and offices, you can use warm lighting throughout the rest of your property to create a cosy environment.
Remember – lighting doesn’t have to stop indoors. Installing outdoor lights is a great way to make your property safer and it will instantly make it look more welcoming to visitors too. If you don’t want to go to the trouble of extending your electrics, simply choose battery or solar-powered lights for your garden or driveway.
Prepare Your Property for Autumn
As well as making your home cosier for Autumn, you’ll want to take steps to ensure your property is protected from the changing weather.
Blocked gutters, cracked paving stones and loose roof tiles can all cause unnecessary accidents and property damage, so take the time to rectify them now. With some minor maintenance work, you can avoid costly repair bills in the future. In addition to this, you can minimise the amount of work that’s required and avoid the hassle of having major repairs being carried out on your property.
Once the essential maintenance has been taken care of, you can spend your time making your home cosier than ever in time for Autumn.