I’m currently sat writing this whilst listening to storm Callum whistling around the house, I’m tucked up under a throw with the rest of the family who are watching Nanny McPhee. This is the first real slow Autumn weekend we have had albeit the winds are still unseasonably warm. Autumn in my opinion is quite possibly the best season for hygge. The leaves are leaving a pretty blanket in our garden, and the darker nights are drawing in and with it come thoughts of hibernation.
I love adding seasonal touches to our home and so here are ways to give your home a hygge feel this Autumn.
Symbols of the season
Mini munchkin pumpkins especially seem to be one of the most popular photos on instagram this October. Pumpkins are no longer just available in the large orange carving variety they can now be found to be white, grey, green striped and even a wonderful acorn shaped orange and green variety. Use these wonderful squashes and pumpkins to decorate your home for a few days/ weeks at a time before carving or using for soup. Either as a display on your doorstep, mantle piece, or in your kitchen.
If you don’t fancy having real pumpkins on display then there are some really cute pumpkins on selling sites such as Etsy made out of felt, fabric, wool and wood. There is a decorative pumpkin for every decor and taste.
Wash those winter blankets and throws to keep everyone cozy when lounging with a book or watching tv. We have invested in a new throw to add to our collection. It’s from Sainsbury’s and its perfect for our colour living room colour scheme. Sainsbury’s homeware is smashing it right now with woodland animals, forest themes and check fabrics. I’m also on the look out for a blanket basket to house our throws, so if you have a handy basket lying around for the perfect cozy-but-tidy look pop those throws in it next to the sofa.
This Autumnal inspired garland was one I made earlier, It’s a really easy and effective way to add a pop of colour to a room. I’m no natural crafter, so if I can produce this, anyone can! See previous post Felt Ball Garland Pop around a fireplace, windowsill or on the wall for a simple, cheap & effective look.
The scent of harvest
Pop cinnamon sticks, apples and cloves in a saucepan of water and warm them to allow a wonderful smell to waft through the house.
Pinecones, twigs, conkers, berries, leaves and autumn coloured flowers all make perfect decor displays. Placed in vases / jars or on shelves.
A hygge post cannot be complete without candles and fairy lights. Go for candle fragrances that showcase the smells of harvest. My favourites are apple, pumpkin and gingerbread infused. Lastly hang a few strings of fairy lights up or place through some pinecones.
I hope that this post has given you a few simple, low cost and effective ways to make your home more inviting. I find hygge is so comforting for your own self care and for welcoming friends and family into your home.