Whether you live in a shared ownership apartment in London or a family home in Medway getting your home ready for autumn can be the new lease of life your home needs in the colder months. With darker evenings, shorter days and a spooky feel in the air, preparing your home for the season of pumpkin picking, cosy nights in and hot chocolates can be a real comfort especially if you’re feeling a little low about putting the barbecue away. So how can you make small changes to your home to really transform it and get yourself into the spooky spirit of autumn?
A touch of spice
One of the best ways to switch up the atmosphere in your home is to change its scent. Lighting a spicy candle or two around your home will have you fully immersed in the spirit of autumn and embracing that crisp and cosy feel the new season brings. Going for aromas like spiced apple, toasted cinnamon or vanilla and clementine can completely transform your home into an autumnal paradise whether you’ve just moved into a new home in West Drayton or you simply want to give your flat a bit of sprucing up.
Another easy way to inject some autumn spice into your home is to decorate with throws. Soft accessories will make your home feel warmer, more cosy and ready for those colder nights. And as a bonus you might save a bit on the gas bill! Choosing colours like mustard yellow or burnt orange will bring in the warmth of the season’s colours and put you in the mood for pumpkin carving. Tartan and wool are in and back for winter so embrace the layers and opt for dynamic patterns or layered furs for a toasty interior.
One unmistakable feature of the autumn season is the warm light it brings. Golden hues, orange glows and cosy candle light are all autumnal indicators so bringing them into the home is essential for that hygge feeling. Decorating with fairy lights is a simple way to implement this kind of lighting and whatever space you’re working with, small, twinkly lights are an easy way to transform your home. Changing up the lampshades to something a little warmer is also a great way to liven up a room and depict that sumptuous golden glow.
A lick of paint
If you’re tempted to go the whole hog for the seasons then repainting could be the detailing your home is crying out for. Choosing a warmer shade like a decadent burgundy or warm apricot can give your home an instant cosy feel and autumnal look. But if you’re a little restricted in your tenancy agreement then a simple touch of wall art will do it. Going for a mural that incorporates those warmer shades or even a few pieces of shabby-chic wall accessories will add a touch of the season into your shared ownership home in Cheshire or rental property in Manchester.
Wherever you live or whatever kind of home you have, decorating with the seasons can be the best way to make it feel even more like home. And should you be thinking about finding a new one, connectwithhome.co.uk may be the perfect move for a fresh space and a place that is truly yours. So why not get creative this autumn and embrace the colder season and cosier nights.