Posted on September 25 2020
Since 22 September it' s meteorological autumn. The days are getting noticeably shorter, the weather duller and therefore we offer you a few tips on how to make your home really cosy. – Reading time: 4 minutes
Autumn is here – and with it, a retreat into your own four walls is approaching. When it gets uncomfortable outside because winter is approaching, it should be all the nicer inside. This is precisely what autumn is all about: enjoying the play of colours in the trees, but also rainy days from the safety of your own home, facing nature as it gradually falls into hibernation with bright colours and atmospheric lighting.
We show how it works!
- More cuddly effect: In summer and in the heat, we bring out cool fabrics that are pleasant on the skin and don't make us break out in sweat immediately on the chair or sofa. In autumn it's just the other way round. No matter whether it's a blanket or a pillow, it can never be fluffy enough. Cuddly blankets in the living room and fluffy bed linen in the bedroom let cooler temperatures bounce off without any effect and provide more warmth visually.
- Warm colours: The fresh sea colours of the summer months quickly have a chilly effect in autumn. Mint green, turquoise and light blue make you shiver. So bring on the warm colours in rust tones, warm dark yellow and possibly purple and dark blue.
- Lanterns and candles: When the rain pours down and it gets dark earlier, candles conjure up a cosy atmosphere in your home. Some candles and lanterns, strategically placed, enhance dark corners. If pets and small children need to be considered, mood lighting can still be provided – with dimmable light bulbs in candle design!
- Warmer curtains: Light, airy summer curtains can now clear the field over the winter. Thicker, warm versions also keep out the cold and bad weather visually and, especially in warm colours, are an enrichment for the room.
- Carpets: Cuddly carpets give warm feet. If you have a tiled or laminate floor, which is quite pleasant in the warm season, carpets can provide more comfort in winter. Thick, warm fabrics everywhere also retain the heat better and therefore have more than just a visual effect.
- Create cosy oases: A comfortable armchair, a side table and a floor lamp – and there you have a cosy little island to retreat to with a good book. When the rain beats down on the window outside, all the better.
- Autumn plants: Whether fresh or dried, as potted or cut flowers, plants can be used specifically to set the mood in the home. A collage of autumn leaves in a vintage picture frame fits in with the season just as well as an arrangement of poinsettias, because they come in many beautiful colours. And pumpkins enhance any decoration with their bright orange.
- Drinking tea: Teas, whether black or herbal, warm from the inside. And a steaming teapot is a sight that simply brings joy. As tea also awakens the spirit and prevents colds, you should always have a pot ready.