A change in season calls for a refresh. It’s time to put away the outdoor furniture and throw cushions and swap them for comforting textures and warm layers to beat the autumn chill.
1. Switch your bedding
Ensure you sleep soundly whatever the weather by changing your bed linen to suit the temperature. Breathable linen and cotton are the obvious choice in summer, but autumn can be tricky as it’s a transitional month. While cashmere is notoriously pricey, it is a great option as it’s whisper-light to sleep beneath, but keeps you toasty as the days get colder. Going for a cashmere-cotton blend means the price is more reasonable and you still get that added warmth.
2. Add cosy throws
For the ultimate comfy factor, place super-soft throws on top of your bed and over the arms of your sofa in the living room. Chunky knits, quilted cotton, cocooning wool…you never know when you might need an extra layer! Wicker baskets and leather trunks are ideal for storing blankets and add a rustic element.
3. Introduce sheepskin
The characteristically long, curly wool adds heaps of texture to your home and is an extremely pretty insulator. From cushions and rugs to pouffes and stools, statement-making sheepskin is the perfect choice this Autumn, adding highland elegance to any room.
4. Create a warm glow
Not all of us are lucky enough to have a fire, so we make do with what we’ve got. Keep a healthy stock of candles to hand and light them on gloomy days to create an inviting ambience. Opt for larger candles with two-to-three wicks for an impressive glow and pick musky scents – such as amber, moss, teakwood and oud – which are instantly comforting.
So, while it may be getting colder and days are becoming shorter, there are positives to the change in season. Autumn spells crisp, countryside strolls through amber leaves and cosy nights in on the sofa. It’s also an excuse to fill your home with blankets and indulge in that candle obsession – no excuses needed.
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