In my house it’s perpetually Autumn. I take a lot of decor inspiration from the great outdoors and as a fan of British wildlife, have a lot squirrel, fox, pheasant and deer-printed cushions and knick-knacks scattered about. The colour-palette of my living room is very warm featuring shades of brown, rust orange, green and copper.

Each year I like to add a few new pieces to the living room to keep it feeling fresh and interesting. I also dig out last years candles and put away my Spring/Summer scents. Today I thought I’d share a really small (but perfectly formed) Autumn homeware haul and explain how I personally like to decorate for the season.

First, here’s what I picked up.

Fox mug £7.56 from Laura Ashley

When I saw there was a 50% off sale at Laura Ashley I just had to have a snoop around. I love Laura Ashley but there aren’t all that many around where I live and in general I find everything to be a bit pricey. I’m glad I managed to visit during a sale though as I picked up this super-cute fox mug for a measly £7.56! When I bought this I thought I’d probably use it more as a decorative piece than a practical. It’s so cute I wouldn’t want to stain or chip it so I’ll probably pop it on a windowsill or shelf or use as a container of sorts.

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Acorn dish £13.86 from Laura Ashley

This cute little acorn dish is described on the LA website as being a dipping bowl. I can’t think of anything less I’d rather do with it though – it’s so beautiful! Instead I use it a trinket dish and keep it on a side table. It’s the most perfect Autumnal piece.

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Glass pumpkin from Homesense

As soon as Home Sense got their Autumn/Halloween stock in I was there, perusing the shelves for the best glass pumpkin. This bronze/rose gold piece looks beautiful in my living room and is a great homage to the PSL and pumpkin patch season.

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Candles £6.99 and £7.99 from Homesense

The last couple of pieces in this haul are these really lovely candles from Home Sense. I got them at a later date to the ones in my candle haul (hence they didn’t appear in that blog post!) But these ones are a bit different anyway because asides from their gorgeous scents, they’re really decorative and that was the main reason for the purchase.

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So that’s everything in my mini homeware haul. Moving on to how I decorate for Autumn…

One of the reasons I love Autumn so much is because it feels so cosy. I love the dark evenings, snuggled under a blanket on the sofa listening to the rainfall. During these moments I feel that burning candles with yummy scents, dimming the lights and switching on the fairy lights only adds to the Hygge-esque atmosphere. I burn candles all year round but September-through to November even more so. I think they’re really nice to decorate with too, especially the ones in printed jars.

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As I mentioned earlier, I have a lot of love for British wildlife and nature, so I tend to bring it indoors. I love to collect little knick-knacks and ornaments and display them on our feature shelf and windowsill. I further enhance the Autumn vibes by collecting pine-cones and placing them about the home. I think they look really nice on display and they’re a free thing you can literally pick up off the ground.

Finally I like to make the sofa a cosy little spot to rest with pheasant-printed cushions mixed in with plaid and lots of chunky knitted blankets and throws.

How do you like to make your home cosy for Autumn?

1 comment on “A Mini Homeware Haul and Decorating For Autumn”

  1. I really love that Acorn dish! Thanks for sharing. 🙂 I’m going to pop into my local Laura Ashley and have a look for it.

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