Showing posts with label cosy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cosy. Show all posts

Home picks for Autumn

I am writing this as rain batters at the window and this week's heatwave seems to have finally dissipated. For that reason I think it's probably time to start thinking about Autumn and getting your home ready with some cosy accessories and warm colours.

As you know, I normally choose soft pastel colours and muted schemes, but that was before I spotted a burnt orange, velvet chaise lounge as part of Habitat's new collection. I am so in love with it. Wouldn't it just be perfect at the end of my bed!? That's what I am trying to convince Peter of anyway...

So here here are a few picks for an Autumnal scheme I am dreaming of right now... warm lighting, rich colours and gold accents. Mmm

Clockwise from top right...

Neon 'love' light - Rocket St George, £275
Gold frame - Desenio, £17.50
Gold picture bulldog clip - Desenio, £1.49
Native American scented candle - Holly's House, £39.50
Isabel velvet sofa (AKA the DREAM) - Habitat, £995
Mila chandelier - Marks and Spencer, £299

H x

Getting cosy for Autmn

Today felt like the first day of Autumn. The dreary sky, the chill in the air first thing in the morning and my sudden craving for all things carb-y and warming mean it's officially landed. So today here are my top picks for transitioning your home into Autumn mode as the dark nights and short days draw closer...


  1. There is no better way to get cosy than with a sheepskin. This double hide from John Lewis is 100% on my wish list. I intend to throw it over the end of my bed for a super lux touch which also keeps your toes warm
  2. Darker evenings mean its time to get your candle game on. This gold candle holder from Oliver Bonas would look lovely on the mantelpiece, dining table or next to you in the bath
  3. Cable knit socks are just the perfect finishing touch to your favourite lounge wear. These from Zara are perfection
  4. I am a bit obsessed with candles, can you tell? This scented trio from Betty Jackson at Debenhams not only smells divine, but the ceramic pots will be perfect tea light holders once the original wax has burnt away. They are also in the sale at the moment - what's not to love?
  5. A pair of slippers is an essential home item if you ask me - I tear myself through at least three pairs a year. These Moroccan leather versions from Bohemia Design are perfect right now; not too thick so you are going to get too warm, but cosy enough to take you through to winter
  6. A touch of texture exudes cosiness, and this woollen stool would be the perfect addition to any bedroom or lounge. It's from Zara so the price is most agreeable too at £49.99
  7. This rug from West Elm is the stuff of dreams. Made in India using 100% wool - it's a must have if you are trying to add a touch of artisanal bohemia to your home (and frankly who isn't)
  8. Finally, Autumn means it's time to whip up some hearty, wholesome one-pot suppers. From slow cooked casseroles, curries and soups your best friend will be this cast iron pot from House of Fraser. Its half price in the sale at the moment too
So there you have it. What pieces will you be adding to up the cosy ante?

H x

Getting Cosy in the Bedroom

As I write this, the remnants of Hurricane Bertha are slamming at my window. Torrential rain, strong wind and the odd crash of thunder. Summer feels long gone and everything seems rather autumnal today. When the weather cools down there is nothing like great bedding and accessories to cosy up in. So today I am running through my top bedding picks available on the highstreet, along with a run down of some super cosy accessories to turn your bedroom into a homely haven as the weather starts to turn...
This gorgeous bedding is from Loaf and is made from 100% Belgian linen. It comes in 4 neutral colours and is definitely on my want list! Style with warm whites, natural woods and wicker and a cable knit throw.

This braid effect duvet is from West Elm, made from 100% organic cotton. I love the texture the braid effect creates making it feel super sumptuous and very cosy. Add some scandi with a sheepskin rug by the feet of the bed and some painted white furniture.

Checks are a classic look which never go out of style. Laura Ashley's Hendon Check is perfect to add a touch of colour to a neutral space. I love the modern lamp on the bedside table but if it were me I would go with a simple headboard, adding some feminine touches with natural textures used in cushions and throws.

The White Company make gorgeous bedding and this washed linen set is no exception. For me this room is perfect - raw wood, cosy throws topped off with the relaxed feel of the bedding. Perfect reason to lie in on a Sunday.

Here are some accessories to make make sure your bedroom is a haven for you this Autumn...

Clockwise from top left...

  1. Anglepoise table lamp, Anglepoise
  2. Wicker storage basket, Laura Ashley
  3. Blanket storage box in Rose House Linen,
  4. Wooden stool (great for a bedside table), Not On The Highstreet
  5. Pink cotton throw, Habitat
  6. Ferm knitted blanket, Cloudberry Living
  7. AGEN wicker chair, Ikea
What do you think? Has the breezy weather got you thinking about updating your interiors for Autumn? Hx