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.
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.
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.