Summer is over and the nights are drawing in, which means it’s definitely time to embrace big jumpers and autumn cosiness by the fire. If you have a fire that is. We’ve been using the colder weather as an excuse to refresh the house a little, it’s a painfully slow process but I’m really pleased with the results so far.
I’m a big fan of grey paint at the moment, we’ve turned our old messy bright yellow playroom into a smart ( but still full of toys ) library and given Zak’s room a more grown up vibe with grey instead of blue. I’ve tried to warm up the grey with green and yellow touches and am so pleased with how the rooms have turned out. I now just need to cosy everything up for the chillier months.
Next on my list to renovate is our bedroom, I’ve already chosen some beautiful cream coloured bedding and curtains from Julian Charles and now just need to choose a colour for the walls. What would you choose? I’m currently learning towards a very light grey, but am a bit concerned we’ve overdone grey recently!
Top tips for making a house cosy for autumn
Add a throw
An oversized throw or chunky blanket saves putting the heating on and adds a touch of warmth to a room. Take inspiration from colours outside and go for warm colour tones, try a burnt orange or dark yellow to add a fun statement to a room.
Add candles with a winter warming scent for an instant warm cosy feeling.
A good soft rug makes a welcome change from a cold hard floor in the winter months and can instantly change a room from looking a bit cold and dreary to bright, welcoming and cosy.
Big mug and fancy coffee
There’s not much better than a cold winter evening snuggled under a warm blanket clutching a mug of good coffee or hot chocolate, add some marshmallows or a big cookie for an extra warming treat.
Well placed lamps
Dark metallic bases work well for autumn months and extra lamps allow you to make a room brilliantly bright or romantically dimly lit depending on your mood. If you want something less intrusive and inexpensive you could try some twinkly fairy lights instead.
Do you have any more tips for making a house cosy for autumn?