To me, artificial lights on in the day time is always a sign that winters on its way! Today was wet, gloomy and cold - so what better way to fend off the weather then to warm up your home without turning up your heating.
It is well known that winter is a time for layers, so why not replicate this in your home? Adding various textures into your rooms add a layer to the overall look and create the feeling of warmth. Textures and materials such as knit, fur and wool are best at warming up a space. Introducing these textures in a rich hue enhances the cosiness of the room.
I really dislike artificial, general lighting, I find it harsh and unappealing. I am, however, a big fan of the dimmer switch because you can control the ambience of the room without any hassle. Dropping the brightness of the room effects the warmth of a space, so buy some dimmers for an easy fix. If you don't like dimmers, or can't install them, then invest in a good table or floor lamp as these work in a similar way. Isolating the light source creates a glow within the room which therefore warms it.
For your wardrobe, winter accessories will include boots, a scarf and a hat. You should have winter accessories for your home to. Items like, pine cones and candles should be a must have for the colder months. You could try making your own candles from spare logs. Bringing the rougher elements of nature, such as bark and the autumnal leaves, will add an extra element.
Admittedly, Autumn is my favourite time of year. The leaves start changing, cheeks get rosy, fires start burning, the blankets reappear and everything start to get a little more cosy. There is nothing better then being snuggled in front of a fire, under a blanket, with a cup of tea in hand while the world outside is cold but beautiful.
I hope you enjoy this Autumn as much as I will and I hope this post makes you a little warmers in the coming months. Don't forget to comment, like and share. Please feel free to browse the rest of my website and my online portfolio at www.sophiehowarddesign.co.uk and follow me on twitter @SHowardsMusings