So summer has ended it’s all crisp mornings and hot chocs from here on in. We’re saying goodbye to pastel summer hues and hello to warm, comforting shades – the sort you can’t wait to come home to when leaving work in the dark! To make up for the fact the days are now *so* short – we’ve come up with 5 ways to create the perfect lighting set up. Read on for the deets…
The tranquility of candles
Candles are a great way of creating a luxurious and relaxing atmosphere – your autumn home setting is simply incomplete without a lovely glowing light defining the corners and spaces! Spruce up your house with our inviting scented candles; think woody or spicy fragranced candles or diffusers that evoke the richness of autumn. You can rely on delicious new gingerbread, roast chestnut and winter spiced scents brightening up your mood when the temperature drops! Ahhhh.
A classic glow from table lamps
It’s not always easy to make changes with fitted wall and ceiling lights, so table lamps are a quick fix for an ambience update. Not only do they make the room cosy, but a subtle side light can create a lovely mellow atmosphere. We’re loving all things metallic in the run up to the festive season – think gold, brass and copper finishes for increasing the feeling of warmth. Our opulent Copper Large Scratch Ceramic Table Lamp (£25-50) is an ideal option for your bedside – plus it’s right on trend.
Switched on or off, floor lamps spell elegance
If you’re after something all the more statement, floor lamps are PERF, plus – they look just as good OFF as they do on, bonus! To beat the gloom often associated with autumn afternoons, inject a bit of shabby chic style into your living space. Our Shaftesbury Cream Floor Lamp (£90) or the classic Bethany Floor Lamp (£120) add a touch of countryside inspired character to any room.
Extend the warmth outside
It’s not *all* about your interior lighting situation. Consider illuminating the outside space with pretty Warm White Line Lights (£10-20). They’ll radiate light at the entrance giving your home eeeeven more cosy appeal. You could also use these twinkly lights to liven up your garden – why not drape them over a door frame, around a flower bed or tree? Your neighbours will soon follow suit……..
Pep up your kids room
Don’t forget about setting the tone for the kids! Ensure they stay happy and active in this grey weather with fairy lights, novelty designs or tiny Cream House Line Lights (£14). The use of soft accessories and starry children’s lights in their room create a snug space for a dreamy night’s sleep. This is a winner when the chill creeps in!
So those are 5 ways to liven up the wintry days via practical and on-trend lighting solutions. With lavish lamps and ornate candles at your disposal, treat yourself to some autumn luxuries and prep your hibernation station in no time. Have we set you rolling into the cosiness of autumn already? Take a look at our new homeware collections here…