As September arrives the evenings are already feeling a bit more chilly as we sadly wave goodbye to our glorious summer. As the evenings draw in, it’s time to make your home more warm and inviting. So after you have been out blackberry and apple picking, then baked your pies and crumbles, you might want to relax indoors with some cosy soft furnishings.
You can add a warm glow to your living room by adding cushions, throws, rugs and other accessories. To create a cosy feel, choose colours that are warm and welcoming like deep reds, plums, dusky pinks, autumn maple and chestnut brown. Navy blue is still a popular colour this season teamed up with gold. Navy blue can work as a neutral or accent colour.
Gold, copper and brass also add a warmth and richness to your interior. A great way to introduce these metallics is on the insides of lampshades or by adding photo frames and tealights.
Layering your soft furnishings helps achieve depth and gives a sense of luxury. Mix texture, pattern and colour. A room can seem a bit flat if one of these elements is missing. The bigger the fabric pattern the more full your room will feel.
This Autumn we will see chunky knits, luxurious velvets and tartan checks. For the ultimate in cosiness a wool blanket or a faux fur throw will add texture and warmth and is lovely to snuggle up in.
For those dark interiors and with fewer daylight hours, add candles and lamps to brighten gloomy corners.
When your home is cosy and ready for Autumn, relax and snuggle up on your sofa with a good book. Treat yourself to a big mug of hot chocolate and look forward to winter and lots of Christmas cheer.