5 Ways to Enhance Wellness in the Home this Autumn

When it comes to interiors for Autumn and Winter, comfort matters…

A cosy snug from our Kent project

Is it just me…

Crisp blue skies.  Woodlands in resplendent display.  Bees gather the remaining pollen.  Leaves crunch underfoot.  Squirrels busily bury their treasures.  As the trees let go of their fading leaves, release all that is weighing you down.  Transformation is in the air.

As nature produces a plentiful harvest for Autumn, there’s something about this season that makes me want to celebrate abundance, whilst ensuring increased cosiness in the home.

Light fades.  Slippers out.  Slow cooked meal simmering away.  Cosy cuddles beside the fireplace.  As the nights draw in and Autumnal colours unfold, here we consider updates that ensure comfort and beauty during the colder months.

1. Embrace Nature

Natural elements such as foraged branches, pinecones and stems with berries bring the spectacular seasonal colours indoors.  We have pampas grass in our garden and have made a wreath before now.  Alternatively, you can use aromatic eucalyptus, delicate birch, or beautiful shining beech foliage to make a wreath or floral display.

(The Layered Lounge sell a spectacular range of faux botanical sprays and foliage)

2. Warm Colour Palette & Textures

Incorporating warm and earthy tones such as burnt orange, deep red and muted yellow into your décor, through scatter cushions, throws and wall art.  You may wish to purchase Autumnal / Winter toned cushion covers to refresh your interiors during the colder months, and then replace these cushion covers during the Spring / Summer seasons. 

Our Kent project, with a beautiful Autumnal palette

Incorporating warm and earthy tones such as burnt orange, deep red and muted yellow into your décor, through scatter cushions, throws and wall art.  You may wish to purchase Autumnal / Winter toned cushion covers to refresh your interiors during the colder months, and then replace these cushion covers during the Spring / Summer seasons. 

Textures such as wool blankets, velvet cushion covers, and chunky knit throws create comfort, warmth and nurture.  Layering rugs in warm colours can add both depth and warmth to your floors, especially if you have timber flooring in your living spaces.

3. Sensory Experience

A welcoming space is created through multi-sensory experiences.  Fragrance adds a fresh dimension to a space.  Consider using essential oil diffusers or potpourri with autumnal scents to fill your home with an uplifting aroma.  Keep a lookout for our upcoming article on creating your very own bespoke oil diffuser, to enhance a state of relaxation.  Candlelight can induce calm after a frenzied day and invoke a sense of comfort and nurture.  Scented candles with cinnamon, apple or pumpkin spice evoke connotations of Autumn and help create a warm atmosphere.

4. Ambient Lighting

Light and shadow together can enhance cosiness, as does layered lighting.  Ideally, install a variety of warm, soft lighting fixtures at a variety of heights: floor lamps to cast light into darkened corners, table lamps to cast light down and wall sconces to up light bare walls and create ambience. 

Our Holland Park project, showing ambient lighting

5. Hire an Interior Designer

In this article we have provided some tips on how to enhance wellness and wellbeing in your home this Autumn.  If you require our expertise to collaborate with you in designing your home, do contact us.  We can take the stress out of renovating a home and save you time, by creating a place of sanctuary, which will in turn enhance your wellness and wellbeing. 

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