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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?