The cosy season is officially here! When the leaves start to turn gorgeous shades of golden browns and the air turns distinctively chillier, what could be better than returning home each night to a warm and cosy sanctuary? Thankfully, a few well chosen accessories and seasonal accents can completely transform your home, creating a warm and welcoming environment you won’t want to leave. Here are some simple autumn decor ideas to make your home feel cosy this season.
1. Light the candles
Is there anything more inviting than a room filled with flickering candles (and that gorgeous aroma if they happen to be scented!)
As the evenings get longer, candles are a tried and tested way to maximise that cosy feel and create a welcoming atmosphere for family nights in front of the telly. We are in love!
Thankfully, you’ll find lots of great options from the local shops on ShopAppy - from scented and coloured favourites to tealights and long burning variants that last for ages. Take a look at Clive's Candles in Swadlincote for a great range of handmade candles, artisan fragrances and more.
2. Snuggle up with blankets and throws
As temperatures start to plummet, turn to the cosiest chunky blankets and throws to keep you warm while adding an instant dash of interest to your home.
Blankets and throws are perfect for layering over sofas, chairs and beds, transforming any room for very little cost.
3. Create a spooktacular pumpkin display
As we enter October our attention naturally turns to Halloween, and nothing really says autumn quite like a few well chosen Halloween accessories!
Of course, the obvious choice is a pumpkin - and luckily, we’ve put together a handy post revealing all on how to carve a pumpkin like a pro!
4. Dress your table
One of the simplest autumn home decor ideas is to dress your table with a new richly toned tablecloth, some new placemats and seasonal accessories. How about fun mini pumpkins, some inviting candles and a scattering of rustic pinecones?
For the centrepiece, why not create an autumn flower display? Red and orange roses, sunset chrysanthemums, spider gerbera, autumnal berry clusters and dried thistle will create an autumnal display to savour. How about this gorgeous Autumn Sunset Bouquet from Forget Me Not Florist, or this Seasonal Autumns Colours Bouquet from Eufloria Flowers of Thirsk.
5. Embrace the autumnal colour palette
It’s amazing how a few accessories can transform the feel of a room, so embrace the autumnal colour palette wherever you can with rich reds, ornate oranges and yummy yellows.
For maximum impact, use splashes of colour as accents and tone down those brighter shades by mixing them with pastels and neutrals.
So, there you have it, five simple autumn decor ideas to amp up the cosiness in the months ahead! Don’t forget, you can shop everything you need for the season locally right here on ShopAppy!