Now that these dark evenings are drawing in it’s now getting to the time of year where you need to switch your heating on, and get all your thick fluffy blankets and throws out the cupboard. This is the time of year where I always feel like re-arranging and re-decorating the place. Changing the coloured tones to create more of a warm vibe, but, if I decorated every time it changed season I would both be spending a dump-load of time and money on refashioning the place that I’d never actually stop!
So I’ve compiled a list of things I like to do to my home this time of year without breaking the bank and without spending all my spare time painting and moving furniture (which I already got told off for doing once this pregnancy…
Even if like me you don’t ‘do’ Halloween, it doesn’t mean you have to carve them or put them on display outside your home to entice trick-or-treaters. Just having a few either inside or in your back garden will help create that autumn vibe that we’re all longing for. You could even opt for some smaller pumpkins or some squash. You can even purchase green or yellow squash to add a larger range of colours, and grouping a couple of these together can produce a pleasant display.
I’m constantly having to tell myself ‘no’ in stores because I want to purchase a new duvet cover set. Because really why does one bed need so many?! Just yesterday I had to tell myself to put a whole range of beautiful brushed cotton sheets and throws back because I couldn’t justify spending £50 on it. Especially because I already have around 8 covers at home. But I will always make the point to switch to my brushed or flannel bed sheets when the temperature drops. I like to chose a set containing lots of browns, yellows and oranges, or something patterned with a woodland-like design. Currently we have on our hedgehog and fox brushed cotton sheets from ASDA’s last years collection.
Go collect some of the natural free decorative items that you can find on the forest floor! Conkers, pinecones, dried leaves and even twigs can help create little displays. Add a couple of collections to different rooms in the house to give that earthy-vibe. You could even put these all into a clear vase to flaunt on a windowsill or counter top. One piece of advice I must give though is ALWAYS CHECK FOR BUGS!
Nothing ruins a beautifully displayed home like an unpleasant smell, that’s why candles and wax melts are a MASSIVE must. You don’t even need to go crazy on buying extortionately priced Yankee Candles, small independent brands do the exact same job (and I even think smell nicer) as the bigger well-known brands. Party Animal Supplies kindly sent me some of their products to trial and I just couldn’t not bring them up and include them in this post. Their beautiful wax melts (pictured above) come from a world of dreams. The Tea Party melt smells just like bakewell tart, (although I wouldn’t recommend trying to eat it) and makes my home smell like I’ve been slaving in the kitchen preparing delicious cakes (when I truthfully haven’t). The super cute Fluffy Cloud melts have a super fresh scent with a few woody hints within, and for £2.50 for four you can’t go wrong.
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