Decorate And Prepare Your Home For Autumn

Prepare For Autumn by Plantation Shutters Ltd

Decorate And Prepare Your Home For Autumn

The weather is getting cooler and that means so are our homes. Its time to start thinking about your interiors and prepare for the winter ahead. It has been predicted to be the coldest winter in a decade. Before you start to decorate your home with an autumnal feel, make sure your home is ready for the harsh weather ahead. Clean your gutters so that there isn’t any leaf and debris build up which could cause a leak into your home.

Ensure you have enough firewood for your fireplace to last the winter or at least the first few months and that your chimney is clean. Stock up on the spices such as pumpkin, apple and mixed spice for all the baking you will be doing. If you don’t need them then add the smell of spice into your home with scented candles. Make sure all of your heating and your boiler is up to scratch and serviced. You don’t want your heating to cut out halfway through the winter. Finally clean out your fridge to make room for all of the winter goodies such as cheese, Bailey’s, chocolates and mince pies.

Once the logistics are done, it is now time to start decorating for autumn and winter. This season interior designs are seeing a lot richer colours such as peacock blue, deep rouge, berry tones and blacks as well as creating cosy corners perfect for winter movie nights. The best less permanent way to incorporate these style trends into your home is with accessories such as rugs, blankets, bedding, lamps and furniture.

Black furniture is one of those trends that are here to stay and work well with other trends. Black goes with everything. One of the most common is the dining room chairs and floor lamps. Keep the look warm with a cosy rug or throw blanket draped over the back of a chair with some pastel coloured tableware. Add some autumn-inspired decorations to your dining room with mini pumpkins and pinecones in a large glass vase with Lagurus also known as “Hare’s Tail Grass” for height.

Get the littlies (or big kids) together and have a pumpkin carving evening. See who can carve the best-looking pumpkin and display them at your front door with solar-powered fairy lights or tea lights inside them. You can also cut off the top, hollow out the middle and use the pumpkin as a vase for a daisy plant to brighten up either your front door, entranceway or even kitchen. Save the seeds and toast them in the oven with salt and paprika for a yummy snack.

Candles. Candles are a great way to create a cosy warm feeling in the home with its orange glow. As stated above, scented candles are also a great way to make your home smell delicious and wintery. If you don’t have time to bake a pie just light a pumpkin spice candle and it can smell like you have been baking. And then you can cheat and buy one. No one will know the difference.  

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