Monday 8 October 2018

Six things you can do to embrace Autumn in your home

How to embrace autumn in your home including baking a new recipe, getting your home winter ready, autumn crafts you can try, and decluttering ahead of Christmas

I know I'm probably in the minority here, but I'm not a fan of Autumn. At all. I'm a complete sun-worshipper and live for the summertime, so when the sunny days fade and we're left facing another long, cold winter I just can't bear it. I think it probably stems back to being a kid as I still get that dreaded September back-to-school feeling when the nights draw in and the leaves turn brown.

So if you're like me, and need a little pick-me-up this time of year, there's lots of things you can be doing at home to embrace the changing season!

Make an autumnal display
I usually do this most years, as its a super cheap and fun way of getting some pretty autumnal colours into your home - you can read my DIY tutorial here, but I basically chucked lots of seasonal bits and bobs into a hurricane glass with a candle! Best part - this whole thing cost me £6.25 (and won't cost me anything this year as I kept hold of all the bits!)

How to embrace autumn in your home including baking a new recipe, getting your home winter ready and decluttering ahead of Christmas

Cosy-up your decor
I bang on about this all the time, so I'll keep it short - basically this is something else I do a couple of times a year, as its so nice to update your home and embrace the new season. I shared my favourite new season bits (all for under £20 so not going to break the bank), and usually change up my throw/accessories to autumnal tones. Basically get rid of the springtime pastels and crack out a candle or two.

How to embrace autumn in your home including baking a new recipe, getting your home winter ready and decluttering ahead of Christmas

Switch up your scents
This is another great idea to give your home a different feel for the new season - change your candles/reed diffusers to a more seasonal scent. I like to go for more earthy tones, my absolute favourite being 'Winter' by The White Company, however there's lots of more budget-friendly scents you can go for - I've shared some of my faves below (affiliate links):

Try a new Autumnal recipe
I absolutely love trying my hand at something new, so will be trying out some seasonal bakes this Autumn. I've previously had a go at a cornflake tart, which is really syrupy - perfect for cold nights! Next I want to try a jam roll poly and a winter berry strudel (basically, all the carbs)

Not a baker? Why not make some dried orange slices? The easiest, and most festive feeling craft ever - I promise this will get feeling all seasonal! Simply slice up an orange or two into thin slices, and pop into the oven on a baking tray. Bake on a low heat (I usually go for 100-120 degrees) for 2.5-3 hours. Keep a really close eye on them, as they can burn easily. Then use in decorations, or simply to fill your home with the most gorgeous festive aroma - because its never too early!

De-clutter ahead of Xmas
We'll definitely be needing to do this more than ever this year - why not have an 'autumnal clean', and get rid of any junk you don't need. It's always good to have a clear out (I shared my de-cluttering tips back in the Spring, but they can all apply this time of year too), especially with Christmas coming when I'm sure we'll accumulate even more stuff! These storage boxes under our TV are currently having a right seeing to.

Get your home winter ready
It's always at this time of year that I realise just how cold my home can get (I say cold, I mean bloody freezing). Make sure you're eliminating any unnecessary drafts through thick curtains/blinds and draught excluders, which will in turn save you money in energy costs too.

What tips do you have for embracing Autumn in your home?

Thanks for reading,
Sam Xx

1 comment

  1. Great tips, Sam! My favorite one is about cozying up your decor. Autumn is a perfect season for adding some blankets, throws and warm rugs (especially them) in your home. Who knows, maybe a gorgeous and unique rug would change your mind about Fall at least a bit. ;)


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