10 ways to enjoy autumn at home
Autumn is all about building connections at home and finding moments of delight and relaxation, from lighting a candle to taking a golden hour to yourself with a cup of tea.
- Ritual and rise
Now is the time to start new rituals and enjoy simple pleasures. Enjoy a steaming pot of tea or read in bed for half an hour, before the family appears. Invest in yourself now to reap the rewards later in spring.
- Hearth and home
Display your logs in a woven basket and prepare for days spent by the hearth relaxing and playing board games. Then create a fire and snuggle up.
- Declutter and deep clean
This is the season to reclaim your home, and with warm days and nights approaching, a good decluttering now can save you headaches later. Prepare for autumn's harvest by cleaning up your pantry and purchasing (and labelling) storage jars for dried goods.
- Warm up your furnishings
Autumn is more than a season; it's a way of life. To give extra warmth to your favourite spots around the house, update your cushions and add throws and blankets in seasonal colours.
- Forage for flourishes
When walking about in autumn, the deep evergreens and earthy, bronzed foliage offer a visual feast. Forage some while out and combine with dried or fresh flowers in vases when you get home.
- Bedtime should be bliss time
Warmth is crucial for the upcoming winter nights, but comfort is subjective. Replace your duvet with a high-tog duvet, get fresh bed linen, and layer comforters, blankets, and bedspreads in deep tones and soft textures. Soften the space with rugs and throws, or drape a fluffy sheepskin over an armchair.
- Improve the mood
The simple act of lighting a candle can significantly improve the ambiance of your home. Clusters of candles in various sizes set the tone for long, cosy nights in.
- Freshen up to settle down
Not the type to paint a seasonal feature wall? Neither are we. However, spending more time inside means spending more time seeing aspects of the house that could use some tender loving care. Go ahead. Refinish your coffee table or give your walls a new coat of paint.
- Bring in the outside
The greenery inside reminds us of the limitless possibilities of life outside the windows. A variety of air purifying house plants will keep you surrounded by nature till spring returns.
- Feed your spirit
Prepare healthy foods and feasts to get you through the season by dusting off your recipe books. Gather your family and friends for a slow-cooked roast or stew. Keep a lookout for more dishes like this in our seasonal section.