Thursday, 29 October 2015

Autumn

There’s no denying autumn is here. The colours in nature are just sublime; different shades of orange, russet, plum, yellows and green grace the trees and bushes, a final flourish of colour before the leaves fall and winter sets in. Autumn also just happens to be my most favourite of seasons. The slightly damp misty mornings, the cooler crisper evenings walking along leaf covered pavements. Autumn colours are a favourite of mine all year round. When I look at the colours I like to decorate with, especially in my lounge, I see autumn. Somehow I have always gravitated towards those rich warmer colours as opposed to crisp cooler whites and pastels.

This time of year we all want to get a little bit cosier, light fires, put out more throws for snuggling and cuddling under and stock up with hundreds of tea light candles for those long evenings with flickering candlelight. Even if you have a monochrome palette of mainly whites with hints of grey and black, you’ll want to layer up on the textiles and cushions, bring in more sheep skins, mohair blankets and soft wool.

My glass coffee table with my Turkish rug underneath which I've had for about 20 years, still an absolute favourite of mine, the design is really different and it just adds tons of character to my lounge.



I've seen a few things on the high street I really like to spice up your living space, particularly cushions in warm coppers and beautiful greens. Pineapples are still very much on trend as well as warm metals like brass and copper. Soft greys and neutrals are still a big hit with those who don’t like too much colour.  And how cute is that wire bird? 






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Wishing you a weekend of cosiness!
Sharon

9 comments:

  1. I so love the look of that Turkish rug of yours. It has different patterns to most which you see. The colours are delightful too. I love layers of textiles this time of year as Winter begins to close slowly in. Off to take a closer look at your interesting ideas ..... Enjoy the season! x

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    1. Thanks LeeAnn, it has a very different pattern to most Turkish rugs and there is even pink in the rug if you look closely. Loving the mist we had recently, but enough of the rain already...have a great week! xx

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  2. What a lovely home you have Sharon. Like LeeAnn I think your rug is beautiful. I like colours and patterns like that very much as well. I must admit that I haven't really done that much autumn decoration yet. The only thing I did was adding a few candles, but I do choose my flowers carefully :-)

    Wishing you a happy weekend!

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    1. Thanks Madelief, oh you're so kind, I do love my rug and I haven't seen another one quite like it. Candles do it for me too....xx

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  3. There are so many autumn colours in your Turkish rug, it must feel so warm and cosy in our home at this time of year. Sarah x

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    1. Hi Sarah, it's a cosy room just right for autumn and winter...lots of candles and layering going on here! xx

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  4. Beautiful autumn home decoration things Jane ...lovely weekend......love from me Ria x

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  5. Beautiful decorations...love it!
    Have a great sunday now...
    Warm hug,
    Titti

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