Filling my home with autumn joy

Friday, November 15, 2013


This autumn I wanted to embrace the change of season in sharp contrast to previous years. For those of you that have been reading my posts for years you will probably have picked up that I am without doubt a summer person. My mood seems to directly follow the temperature and I pretty much slump into misery as soon as autumn kicks in. This year I wanted to fight back and try to see the positives that every other blogger seemed to revel in. My aim was to put a bit of effort into making our home a bit more welcoming and cosy, inspired by Jen. We are lucky to start with in that we are able to keep our house reasonably warm, which makes such a difference.

The first thing I did was to change our reed diffusers, burners and candles for more spicy, wintery scents. I've been enjoying gingerflower & amber, mulled wine, cherry as well as most recently this sandalwood candle: Febreeze, found at Wilkinson. They have a couple more seasonal scented ones too, but I shall be buying more sandalwood ones for sure, they smell pretty lovely.


I undertook some baking to fill the kitchen with delicious smells and giving plenty of tasty treats.


Plenty of hearty comfort food has been consumed, you can't beat some steaming hot soup.


I gave my slippers, fluffy blanket and cushions a good wash to refresh them, dug out my winter socks and rearranged my wardrobe so all my winter favourites are on hand. Lastly, I bought some soft glow yellow fairy lights for our bedroom, this has been the best idea and has really made me smile when I wake up and pop them on.


What is making you smile this autumn?


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  1. This will definetely give you an autum vibe! Love it. :)

  2. Your headboard looks so pretty with the fairy lights!
    I get ready for the cold season by booking a flight away from it. My head's full of shopping lists for sun cream and wondering where my bikini is. x

  3. It all looks lovely! Seriously having fairy lights in a bedroom is one of the best things, it will instantly perk you up and make you smile.
    I love it, I remember last year there was an amazing febreeze cranberry candle and it smelt devine!


  4. Aww this all looks so nice. I'd never considered scents as a way to mark the changing of the seasons - what a fab idea. I'm loving that we can light a fire in the evenings again now, I hadn't realised how much I'd missed it. The cats come in and sit with us too, it feels really nice.

    I think I need some fairy lights.

  5. Lovely idea. I really like the fairy lights. I have those too!

    Sarah Betty xx

  6. How gorgeous-makes me want to go and autumn-a-fy my house! I love this time of year when there are lovely crisp sunny days and lovely coloured leaves.

    Kat xx

  7. Ohh I love the fairy lights, so pretty <3

    Jennie xo |

  8. I love Summer, but when Autumn rolls around I do get a little excited by the prospect of leaves on the ground and wrapped up in cosy layers.

  9. it looks so cosy and warm with those fairy lights x

  10. I love the fairy lights, they are so pretty!

    Maria xxx

  11. These photos so inspire and the last photos look so appetizingly

  12. Such cute photos.
    I love the lights above your bed, very cosy.
    Also love your header!


  13. Its like a little Autumn survival guide, this all sounds like the a recipe for the perfect Autumn :)
    I hope it makes your Winter a little easier than usual. x

    Leanne - A Slice of My Life

  14. I agree. Am definitely a summer person. I don't get into total doldrums about it but in my subconscious, I somehow shut down! What nice ideas these are to help you stay warm! My big thing is sheepskin or fluffy things!!! I always find I feel better with my sheepskin slippers and boots on and mittens!

  15. The pretty lights on your bed look great! Very sweet!
    Daisy Dayz

  16. Your house sounds like a lovely place to be this winter. I too am changing all my candles for wintery ones. I'm going to look for the sandalwood one you've mention, sounds really nice!

    Magali x
    Petite Gingembre

  17. What a lovely post, Sophie. I love the soft glow of the lights around your bed, and the cake looks divine!

    I've been enjoying the occasional sunny morning where the light is just perfect and bounces off the leaves so everything seems to glow. I must look like a right idiot standing outside someone's house, just trying to capture the perfect photo to show it off! Also loving apples, and making all sorts of appley things.

  18. Loving this post it's making me feel cosy, I think I need to treat myself to some fairy lights now though!



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