Monday 17 September 2018

Cosy Living Room Ideas For Autumn and Winter*

When Autumn comes around, I always get a real urge to change thing up in our home. I want warm colours, gorgeous smelling candles, soft textures, I just want it to be cosy. A night in with a box set or film whilst it's raining outside, wrapped up in a blanket with a hot chocolate is absolute heaven and something I look forward to all year round. I really want to embrace the danish concept, Hygge this Autumn and Winter for ultimate relaxation and warmth so here are some my tips and the things I'll be taking on board for a ridiculously cosy few months.
Autumn flatlay - dark toned nail polishes, books, London trinket dish

Bring in warm tones

At the moment I am all for warm colours. Give me burnt orange, mustard, red, black, navy, copper, any day of the week over bright colours. Whilst you don't want to go overboard by using literally every single one in each room, adding an injection of a few of these into the living room creates a beautiful autumnal space that can carry you through Winter and Christmas too. We have quite natural colours in our living room anyway but this year I definitely want to add in some mustard cushions and some hints of dark orange either in the form of a throw or candles. Just a few little things can really change up the room. If you want to give yourself the task of redecorating the room entirely for the later months of the year, a trend I am loving at the moment is navy and copper. Add in a dark navy feature wall with copper accessories, and new contemporary flooring from Amtico for a gorgeous modern room that can easily be adapted for Autumn/Winter. Amtico have a wide selection of stunning luxury vinyl flooring so whichever room you want to transform, you're sure to find something not only functional but stylish too.

Blankets, blankets & more blankets

Getting warm and snug on the sofa is one of my favourite things so blankets are a must. Not just for that reason though but also because they can also really add something extra to the room. A blanket draped over the sofa arm adds texture and if you go for a deep orange or subtle mustard shade, it really adds a nice pop of colour. I've seen several really affordable blankets and throws in places like Primark and Asda in a variety of beautiful colours so it's definitely worth having a little look.

Change the lighting

An easy way to transition your home from Summer to Autumn is the lighting. For a cosy ambience, you can swap your brighter light bulbs to warmer toned ones and you could also add in a smaller lamps around the room rather than having the 'big light' on as us in Yorkshire say. An obvious addition though is of course candles! I'm always picking them up towards the end of the year. Turning all lights off and just lighting candles really makes the room feel inviting and just completely changes the atmosphere of the whole flat. I have a few dotted on bookshelves, the TV stand, the coffee table, literally everywhere but it means the living room looks absolutely beautiful when they're all lit.

Autumn decor

Finally, you can't beat places like Homesense and TK Maxx for some autumnal decor. Not just candles, though for me, they are a big part of Autumn and Winter, but things like copper dishes with seasonal potpourri in, acorns, warm toned artificial flowers, ornaments, there are so many things you can add to the coffee table as a centrepiece or add onto a bookshelf to really spruce up your home.

Do you have any other tips for making your home cosy for Autumn/Winter?

*This post is in collaboration with Amtico

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