Autumn is an adorable time of year: we love it for so many reasons. The chilly mornings that make your steaming hot cup of tea so much more enjoyable. The ambles through the fallen leaves with the thought of a bubbling bowl of hearty soup to greet you when you get home. The darker evenings that inspire you to cosy into a cuddle chair with a velvety soft throw and inviting fireplace for company.
‘The fall’ is also a fantastic time to think about reinventing your home. It’s a heart-warming point of the year, with the sparkle of festivities and family time on the horizon. We find lots of people mulling over new furniture and interior ideas at autumn, pondering ways of bringing a snug and warm feel into living space, and means of accommodating and entertaining guests during the forthcoming season of merriment.
So here are our top ideas for doing just that – for an awesome autumn at home!
Cuddle chairs, snuggler chairs, love seats – call them what you will, they are all the rage for anyone with a desire to nestle in and enjoy a cosy evening at home. There is so much choice in size, style and fabrics. Choice is good, but where do you start? Firstly think about whether you want to tie your chair in with existing furnishings; that will narrow your palette down.
Alternatively, you could go for a contrast, either with a colour differential or plain-versus-pattern. Try a patterned cuddle chair amidst a plain suite, or a plain chair against a decorative feature wall.
When the rain is drumming on the windows outside, there’s nothing more inviting than a dimmed snug punctuated with ambient lights. Subtle lighting lifts the mood, and you can introduce it into a living space by getting creative with LED string lights of which there is a massive range out there.
Choose colours to complement your décor or simply spoil yourself and go for your favourite hue. Then have fun selecting from an array of styles such as cotton ball, pompom, crystals, flowers or pearls to name a few. Arrange over feature mirrors or drape over occasional tables and enjoy the radiating charm. Pile some into an oversized vase and place in a redundant fireplace for an intriguing, warming glow.
If you love having guests over to stay, or often make impromptu invitations, then there’s one solution you really need to embrace: day beds. Perfect for spare rooms, kids’ rooms, studies, play spaces and entertainment hideouts, day beds are designed to look wonderful, and provide the ultimate in practicality. Day beds pose as sofas during the day, transforming butterfly-style into lovely comfy beds by night.
Designed actually as beds, they make for a restful night’s sleep, much unlike blow up beds! Day beds also look great – a world away from the casual look of the sofa bed or futon – and there are numerous stylish options to choose from. Scatter a few cushions and no one will ever know there’s a bed hush-hushed away waiting to accommodate guests at a moment’s notice. They also provide ample storage too, plenty of space to secrete boxes and bits and pieces, or even a trundle bed for even more sleeping space.
Adore Autumn too? Share Your Ideas!
Don’t you just adore autumn? We do! And we’d love to hear your ideas for a warm and inviting indoors this fall. Send us your suggestions as a guest post for consideration.