This last week has seen some perfect Autumn weather – a slight nip in the air and some lovely sunshine. If you are like me you may have been thinking if it is time to put the heating on (the answer is not yet but I have used the hot water bottle! At times like these we think about how we can create the right feeling in our home – the feeling of warmth and cosiness, that we are snug and cocooned.
Here are a few easy tips on how to create that feeling.
A good starting point is to look at the colours of nature. Take a walk in the countryside and take inspiration from the beautiful rusts, greens, gold and reds of the changing leaves. Alternatively, think of the jewel colours such as purple, cerise and turquoise. I like the Atmosphere range of fabrics and wallpapers from Jane Churchill which covers a broad spectrum from gold, copper to teal and purple.
I frequently talk about using texture to create the right ambience in a space. In the cooler weather and with the nights drawing in you want textures that are cosy and will keep you warm and that you can snuggle up with. Wool, velvet and faux fur are perfect for this, they are very tactile and you want to stroke them. A large sheepskin rug is perfect for this and can also be used as a throw over a chair.
You want seating that you can curl up in so now may be a good time to consider investing in a new sofa or perhaps a love seat. I love this Balmoral sofa from Heal’s. It’s covered in Varese velvet in Alchemilla by Designers Guild.
Accessories are a perfect way to create the right mood and the good news is they needn’t cost a fortune! Pile up the cushions and add throws but also consider lighting. Use layers of lighting particularly table lamps and uplighters to create a softer feel. Swapping a lampshade to one in a different colour gives a completely different look.
Light scented candles and if you have an open fire or log burner now is the right time to light it. Add a basket of logs for a rustic feel.
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