What are your favourite things about Autumn? There’s so much that I love about the season, so it would be impossible to compile a complete list. But highlights include: long walks in London’s parks; pumpkin anything; warm, spicy fragrances; hearty vegetable soups; Louis Armstrong and Harry Connick Jr playlists; and an excuse to rewatch the early seasons of Gilmore Girls (that show is SO autumnal).
This is the first autumn that I’ve spent in my apartment. And I’ve been celebrating the season by making a few cosy tweaks to my home. Here are a few of my favourite cosy home decor ideas…
1. Fall Floral Arrangements
Bloom & Wild’s flowers have been filling my home since the spring. And I’m really enjoying their fall floral arrangements. Recreate the look at home by mixing red, pink and berry tones together. And try styling your bouquets in vintage vases for added flair. The blue and white vase pictured above was a charity shop find, and I think it adds a hint of whimsy to my autumn arrangements.
2. Cosy Throw Blankets
I’m always cold, so between October and April I spend the majority of my downtime wrapped up in a cosy blanket. And this autumn I’ve traded in a flimsy wool design (which provided more style than substance) for the cotton ‘Aldalora’ throw from Anthropologie (which their PR team very kindly sent me). It has a really nice weight to it, and it’s lovely to snuggle up in on chilly evenings. It’s so cosy I haven’t even needed to turn on my central heating yet!
If your home could use more cosy textures, Anthropologie, Next Home and John Lewis are my personal favourites for throws, blankets and bedspreads.
3. Pumpkins, Pumpkins, and More Pumpkins
For some strange reason I’m absolutely obsessed with pumpkins! I love pumpkin soup, pumpkin pie, pumpkin fragrances, and I also enjoy scattering miniature pumpkins around my home throughout October and November.
When I was still living with my parents I had to reign this passion in a bit, because they found it mildly annoying. But this autumn I’ve gone all out, and my living room currently filled with mini pumpkins. I’ve also been burning Anthropologie’s Pumpkin Clove candle on a nightly basis, and their pumpkin print dish towel has carried the theme over to my kitchen, too.
4. Warm, Spicy Scents
Along with Anthropologie’s Pumpkin Clove candle I’ve also been burning Jo Loves’ Red Truffle 21 candle, which is a warm mix of fig, citrus and pine. I always gravitate towards earthy and spicy home fragrances in autumn/winter. And I’m excited to start burning The White Company’s Winter candle, come December 1st. It’s an iconic Christmas scent!
5. Autumnal Colours
I’ve found that adopting an autumnal colour palette has been the quickest, cheapest and easiest way to bring a bit of fall festivity to my home. On my coffee table I’ve paired Anthro’s candle with miniature pumpkins and a red, potted faux-fern from Matalan. The burnt red leaves are lovely and seasonal, making it the perfect autumnal centrepiece.
How are you updating your home for autumn? Share your cosy fall decor ideas in the comments section below, if you fancy…
Photos by Lydia Collins