Many people decorate their homes in keeping with seasonal themes. For autumn, the goal is to make the house as cosy and snug as possible, while celebrating the changing colours and the shifting temperatures. Ultimately, there’s a lot of really inspired decorative choices here, and you should consider incorporating them into your home.

Consequently, here are a few ideas that will help you make your home feel more autumnal.

Log Fires


Log. Fires. They are simply one of the crowning jewels in the colder seasons, generating a cosy atmosphere that is simply unparalleled. Whether it’s the crackling of the flames or simply the aesthetic value of watching the wood burn, there really is nothing quite like this sensation during autumn. Especially when you’re gathering or chopping the firewood yourself!

However, there are a lot of drawbacks to a log fire, especially in terms of pollution and the legal stuff pertaining to how to use one properly. Still, if you do things correctly you shouldn’t have many issues; it’s the autumn feel you should focus on here. Dot some fir cones around the hearth too (obviously not so close as to be a fire risk) and relax. Autumn is on its way!

Refining Senses

Get the most out of your candles

One thing that appeals about an open fire is the rich scent that follows. Never underestimate the power of a good smell, as it can put people in touch with their memories and take them back to days gone by. A familiar smell makes the heart grow fonder, and it’s especially true in the case of autumn. Of course, log fires aren’t the only autumnal smells out there…

Scented candles and air fresheners with autumn smells, such as cinnamon and apple scents, work wonders here. Other variations of harvest smells can be effective too, so strategically incorporating these scents into the house will create an authentic scene rather than just a pretty home. In the end, smells are that bit of nuance that really elevate your home’s atmosphere to another level.

Accessories, Paintings and Colour Schemes

With autumn comes the turning, and falling, of the leaves. This is the part of the season that that is most resonant with people, and the part that they try to capture most in their homes. Of course, while you shouldn’t start to amass a pile of dirty leaves in your living room, you can certainly capture the spirit of their beauty.

Orange or brown rugs for the floor and a selection of autumnal paintings will really set the mood throughout your home. Additionally, Cox & Cox have a selection of brilliant wreathes that are right on the money for an autumn look, so one of those hanging on the front door will serve as a great introduction to your newly decorated home. You can even drape some tartan fabrics about the place; it’ll all help present your home as a hub of the autumn season.

This post was created in collaboration with Cox and Cox.

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