There are many reasons why Autumn is the best time of the year. After a long, hot summer, it’s almost a relief to begin to prepare for the winter months and the excitement of the holiday season.
But before counting down towards Christmas and New Year, autumn is the best. It’s still warm enough to go out in a jacket and scarf before dusting out your big coat. The change of season brings with it the changing colours of nature, and an excuse to cozy up at home, or picking up pumpkin EVERYTHING in the shops.
There are fewer things better than cozying up for the autumnal season.
Here are a couple of things to get to make your home the cozy place to go to read a book and drink your favourite autumnal spice flavoured hot drink.
For some, the end of summer means that the heating gets turned on straight away to get rid of any possible chill entering the home. For others, there are blankets. You can never have too many blankets- for snuggling under, to change the look of the chairs in the living room- blankets are an inexpensive way of adding cozy vibes to your living room, and saving on your heating bills, too.
Try getting blankets in complementary colours so they add style as well as function to your home.
Stick the Heating on
However long you try to avoid it, the inevitable happens, and soon it will be time to put the heating on to avoid chilly bones in the evening. Radiators can be a bit of an eyesore, though. If you’re up for investing, think about installing one of these inset electric fires into your chimney breast. When they’re switched off, they look just like a TV screen, yet when they’re switched on, you get to watch the mesmerizing sight of the flames behind the glass. There is nothing more relaxing than that!
Make Your Own Autumn Snacks
The right blend of spices can bring automatic autumn vibes that can be added to various recipes for cakes, snacks and drinks. All you have to do is stock up on ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg and add them to your favourite sweet or savoury recipe.
Toffee apples and pumpkins bring us autumn vibes on their own, but the addition of this magical blend of spices can bring it up a level.
Get yourself a jar and mix an equal amount of all of the above so you always have them to hand when you need them.
Scented candles are meant for every season, but the aromas associated with autumn are the best. As the evenings get darker, spending more time with the lights on at home can be tedious. Why not light some candles to add to the autumnal ambiance of the home?
You can collect candles all year round to burn throughout the autumn in winter months- but you can never have too many, right?
What’s your favourite autumn ritual for the home? Let us know!
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