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Home Tips: Cosy touches to transform any Room in the House this Autumn

Home Tips: Cosy touches to transform any Room in the House this Autumn

Honey-coloured leaves are taking over the lush green foliage from summer, the temperature has significantly dropped, and I for one am digging my chunky sweaters out from the loft. It’s only taken until November, but autumn is now in full swing and I’m so excited for it all! As a lover of change and all things cosy, this is my favourite season.

True to form, I also like my home to match my mood – so I thought I’d share some easy ways to transition your home from fresh summer vibes to cosy autumnal bliss.

Seasonal Foliage

I’m a sucker for a good flower arrangement, but in colder months – foliage steals the show for me.

Be it large branches from a hedge outside that needs a trim, bunches of eucalyptus and scavenged dried flowers, or dried up summer blooms like these gorgeous dried hydrangeas

Add an Autumnal Wreath

On the topic of foliage – and unlike popular belief – wreaths are not just for Christmas, or doors for that matter.  Why not gather a group of girlfriends together and make your own wreaths over a little rendezvous? For cohesiveness – use some of the same foliage you’ve used in your vases – the whole house will be transformed!

To make your own, wrap some foraged foliage, pinecones, or dried flowers around a thin metal ring with twine or florist wire, tie a lovely ribbon or two and hang proudly anywhere you like. This lovely trio of wreaths adorn a kitchen wall, or use a mirror you already have and attach some fresh eucalyptus around it. Perfect for bringing a little of winter bliss to any room!

wreath wrapped around a mirror

To make your own, wrap some foraged foliage, pinecones, or dried flowers around a thin metal ring with twine or florist wire, tie a lovely ribbon or two and hang proudly anywhere you like. This lovely trio of wreaths adorn a kitchen wall, or use a mirror you already have and attach some fresh eucalyptus around it. Perfect for bringing a little of winter bliss to any room!

Implement Plush Touches

Our house is quite cold even with the heating on – great in summer, but dreadful any other time! A great solution to this – having ready available blankets and slippers in baskets for inexpensive and lovely slippers give F&F a go or try these from Primark – just heavenly – and your guests will love you for them! Or if you’re in need of baskets – I swear you can always have more – try TK Maxx –  you will be able to fit a lot of warming bits in this basket! For another extra plush detail – drape a hide or sheepskin over a chair, sofa, bed or bench. Or slip a thick blanket over your sofa.

Slippers in Basket by Jenn Jammaers

By Jenn Jammaers

Wool-Afgan-Throw-via-Crochet

Woolly Afghan via crochet.katabara.com

Change your Cushion Covers

I love cushions, they’re comfy, make a place homey and I find them the easiest way to change a colour scheme without having to re-paint or make major purchases.

Having opted for some tropical and geometric prints this summer, the mustard banana-leaf print didn’t quite go with my cosy vibe this season, so I switched it up a notch and went for something a little more Nordic.

This knotted cushion is from H&M, although not in stock – you can find this tasselled beauty and this woolly one from there too. Neptune Home – who I did not realise until now is based just outside of Winchester – has a lovely assortment of cushions too. You can go mad with cushions – knitted, woven, woolly, furry, velvety, tartan, or why not try rusty and frosty tones thrown in?

The right cushions are sure to make any seating area all that bit cosier.

Cushions are the easiest way to change a colour scheme without having to re-paint or make major purchases
Cushions-by-Jenn-Jammaers

By Jenn Jammaers

Dress your Home with Candles & Lamps

Candles immediately give a touch of warmth and set the mood for any cosy night in – even if you don’t have a fire. You can also place a few lamps around the room for a similar feel that won’t become a fire hazard around kids.  For great lamps check out these local Winchester shops.

candles-via-chillitimes

Via thechilltimes.com

Change the Furniture Layout

It may sound like a lot of hassle – but if you like change on a bigger scale – you’ll love this one!

As our entire ground floor is open plan, we like to shift the furniture about to enclose the hallway and sitting area a bit more during winter. It also makes room for the Christmas tree next month! It’s quite invigorating and better yet – this one doesn’t cost you a penny!

Give one, two or all of these a go and try something different – change is good! To see how we have implemented all these changes at our home head over to @_jenn_jamm_ and follow to see more changes throughout the year.

Living room by Jenn Jammaers

Living room by Jenn Jammaers