5 Easy Ways to Create a Cosy Autumn Home

5 Easy Ways to Create a Cosy Autumn Home

I think it is fair to say that the weather is now truly autumnal. I think that, whatever we had of summer this year has now gone!

Whilst I don’t enjoy the heavy rain that we have had recently, I do quite like the autumn – it’s my favourite time of the year and it’s one I love welcoming. There are some simple things we do to welcome in the autumn – it’s the one season that sees the most changes to our home so I thought I’d share five ways you can welcome autumn at home.

Invest in blankets and throws

love nothing more than getting snuggled up under a blanket on an autumnal night. After we have been out walking the children like to come home and get snuggled up under one of the large blankets we have and either read or watch some TV. We have a couple of the large blankets from Dunelm Mill which are really good value and super snuggly. Perfect for lazy Sunday afternoons.

Not much beats get cuddled up with the children to share a mountain of books.

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Lighting

Soft subtle lighting is great in the autumn. As the nights draw in having a few well-placed lamps really helps set a relaxing atmosphere.Our house can feel quite dark as we don’t have any light at the back. If you’re lucky enough to have an Edwardian Conservatory then a few strings of fairy lights are the perfect solution for a relaxing evening – almost welcoming the stars into the home.

Treat yourself to hot chocolate

I am a big fan of hot chocolate. On a nice crisp autumnal day, not much is better than getting home and putting a pan of milk on to warm and then having some delicious hot chocolate. I think my personal favourite has to be the Rocky Road one from Whittards – it really is delicious and it’s a treat we have each year (which reminds me to get into Whittards next time I’m in Manchester). It’s also a good excuse to treat yourself to a new mug – the bigger the better where hot chocolate is concerned for me – and maybe sneak a few marshmallows in there too!

 

Learn about the moon

The autumnal equinox and the Harvest Moon present the perfect time to learn more about the moon phases. Autumn is the perfect time to see the moon – clearer skies and the nights drawing in presents the perfect opportunity to observe the phases. If you have children then maybe create a chart to draw how the moon looks each night – it really helps to get a better idea of the moon phases. There’s something quite magical about peering out and looking up at the moon – it can be quite spectacular and awe-inspiring for children.

Candles

I am a fan of getting the candles lit come early autumn, and in fact, have already had some lit this week. We have some simple tealight holders along our mantlepiece and these really help to create a cosy feel during the autumnal months. We also have a wood burning stove and that plus candles is a relaxing night for me! All that remains is to get snuggled under the blankets to watch a good film!

How do you welcome the autumn and make your home cosy?

This is a collaborative post.

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10 Comments

  1. 14th September 2017 / 08:01

    Lovely post, thanks for sharing. I’m a big fan of hot chocolate in the winter. I’m just back from a weekend in France where we were dipping croissants into hot chocolate served in small bowls. It was divine!

  2. erinalice
    14th September 2017 / 10:25

    Ohh.. I love cozing up the house for autumn.. lovely photos – they make me want to go get some candles & hot chocolate!

  3. 14th September 2017 / 11:34

    I love this time of the year and cosying up with a blanket. I can’t do without my trusted hot bottle either – Roasty toasty!

  4. fussfreejen
    14th September 2017 / 15:02

    I am going to miss summer, but at the same time I do like what Autumn brings. It is actually nice to have the heating on and the darker nights, feeling cosy at home without sweltering and broken sleep. Just not looking forward to Artic Northerly gales coming off the sea, which is inevitable sooner rather than later!

  5. 14th September 2017 / 21:21

    Blankets, candles and hot chocolate are a must! I love autumn it’s my favourite time of year. Teamed with a good movie and im set!

  6. 14th September 2017 / 22:55

    I only ever really light candles in autumn/winter time, so they always remind me of that time of year x

  7. 15th September 2017 / 11:52

    Love this post – candles and cosy throws are a must during the autumn!

  8. 16th September 2017 / 13:49

    We have just started getting ready for autumn at home as well 🙂 we love getting the bulky blankets out so we can curl under them on cold nights which we are getting lots at the minute x

  9. 17th September 2017 / 19:18

    Having a nice blanket which matches your decor can really lift the spirits as well as keep you cosy infront of the TV.

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