As the nights start to draw in and we have more hours of darkness I feel there is nothing better than to close the curtains, cosy up on a comfy chair or sofa with a favourite throw, light the candles and fairylights and enjoy these longer evenings.
This is the perfect time to have a bit of a refresh of the soft furnishing accessories in my home, such as layering a satin or cotton throw with a woolen or fur throw on the beds and even on the wicker and basket chairs normally only used throughout summer … I also find this is the ideal opportunity to change over the cushions from light and floral to more seasonal designs; A great way to change the look of your home without spending a fortune.
On this blog post I am featuring some of the gorgeous cushions by Evans Lichfield and the room I am starting with is the kitchen as this is most definitely the hub of my home. Family and friends who call round automatically head for my kitchen as I am most often found there either meal planning, baking or batch cooking for the week ahead. I have a corner with some wicker chairs and in the summer have bumble bee or floral cushions and accessories on show but now is the time to change these up for a throw over the wicker chairs and some of these gorgeous Royal Velvet Cushions in Dark Grey. The perfect spot for a cuppa and a catchup.
This is where I also like to sit relaxing with a cuppa and the radio on, especially at the beginning of the week when I do my meal planning and write out my shopping lists.
Another of my favourite cushions is the Hygge Cushion from the gorgeous Skandi Range It’s just such a pretty and feel good cushion that I move it around the home to wherever I want it to feel most cosy.
Around my home in Autumn and Winter you will also find various baskets stuffed with cushions and cosy blankets & throws and whoever visits our home knows just to make themselves feel at home and help themselves. This is also a way to make double use of things such as picnic hampers and market baskets you would otherwise only use in the spring and summer months.
In the warmer months of the year I have the most gorgeous floral cushions which I use both indoors and outdoors as seen here …
These were a gift earlier in the year from my mum in law and although this particular design is now unavailable, these are from the Jardin range and very similar cushions are still available. In autumn and winter I add warmer throws and use the aforementioned Royal Velvet cushions with the gorgeous Stirling Check in pink in the middle to create a cosier look.
To continue the look and theme I have matching cushions on a little bedroom chair that belonged to my husband’s Nana. (We are a family who love to recycle)
Our home is always busy with visitors and overnight guests as most of our family live in the north of Ireland & the north of Scotland and there is nothing more welcoming for them than a cosy feel to the guest room and I created some hygge feels for some recent guests which they loved. I have shown a snapshot of the guest room below.
I hope you have enjoyed getting cosy for autumn with me by simply using some of these gorgeous cushions and I have some more that I look forward to sharing with you all soon on a future post where I will be talking about getting your home ready for Christmas.
Thanks for reading
Love Joanna X
(This is a collaborative post and I was very kindly gifted the cushions for the purpose of this post but all opinions stated and photos are entirely my own)