The start of a new season is a great time to restyle your home. Here’s 3 easy ways you can do it today!
I love Autumn.
The changing leaves, brisk sunny days and a move towards more comforting stews and soups when cooking. Bliss. That and I’m a red head, so strong summer sun has never really been my favourite. I can’t enjoy it without vast amounts of SPF you see.
I also love styling my home in Autumn and so I’m sharing my top 3 tips for creating a warm and cosy space right here!
It’s all about the 3 S’s…
3 S’s? Yes.
Sight, smell and sound.
Let me explain. The key to a beautifully welcoming home is to focus on the things that speak to your senses. That means making a conscious effort for your home to look appealing, smell beautiful and sound pleasant!
Ok, so if you try and update your entire home this Autumn, then that’s obviously too much to do alone. (And likely to cause great amounts of stress)! That’s not the point of this at all. Instead why not focus on one corner of your home that you can make organised and appealing? One of the simplest ways to do this is to grab a tray and pop some flowers, a candle and something that nods to the season on it – such as a pumpkin or some conkers. You don’t need to go out and spend a lot of money on this. Shop your home and go out for an autumn walk in the woods to see what you can find. You’d be surprised how pretty conkers and acorns look once they’ve had a good wash!
A candle is an obvious choice here but you could also opt for a scented reed diffuser or essential oil pod. If money is tight, then fill your sink with hot water and pop a capful of Zoflora in there (it’s only £1 in the Pound shops). It will fragrance your house beautifully and disinfect the sink at the same time!
It’s likely that we are going to need to spend more time indoors again as we head into Autumn/Winter. You may even be doing this already and I’m very aware as I type that some parts of the UK are in greater lockdown restrictions now due to a spike in the virus. Although staying connected to the world is important, I’d encourage you to fill your home with positive news and music this season. Comedy podcasts are also a welcome relief from the darker side of the news at the moment! (I’m not trying to trivialise things here of course, just trying to ensure there’s a positive balance in my home with what I’m listening to).
Let me know in the comments below if you give any of these ideas a try. For more everyday styling tips, come and follow me over on Instagram on @claireparkininteriors as I often post in my stories over there. There’s also some ‘behind the scenes’ content so you can see what my day to day life as an interior designer and assistant stylist looks like!
Until next time,