Image via Anthropologie from their fall home lookbook
I don’t want to see summer go. Does anyone, really? But I suppose it has to end. And there are some pluses to fall: cool evening walks, soul-warming soups and stews, fabulous fall fashions. It’s not just fashion for your wardrobe either. The changing season is a great time to update interiors too. So it’s time to cozy up our homes for the shorter, cooler days. There are some quick, easy, and cheap ways (that’s a near-mythical trifecta!) to do this with the odd well-placed accessory.
Image via Design Labyrinth
This fall I am looking forward to being more of a homebody: baking pies with the apples from the trees in the back, hosting cozy dinners and spending a few late nights curled up on the sofa with a good book. And nothing makes for a cozier couch than pretty, pouffy pillows and luxurious sofa throws. Updating your living area with an autumnal palette is fairly inexpensive if you focus on these simple textile changes. Here’s a ten step guide to sewing your own throw pillow covers, if you’re so inclined.
Image via Pinterest
Speaking of sewing, this swatch above is from Marimekko‘s fall fabric line available late September. It’s joyous and bold, warm and just plain beautiful. Surely gazing at a pillow made from this would cheer you up on a particularly grey November day.
Yes it will soon be time to bundle up as we head outdoors. As the parent of a toddler I’m kinda dreading this. But won’t it take the edge off a bit if you have a lovely place to hang your hat on your return? These Creature Kingdom Hooks, available at Anthropologie ($20/per) are whimsical and strangely handsome.
Maybe it’s the impending Jack-o-Lanterns, but autumn is the season for candlelight for me. Maybe it’s because the warm glow of candlelight echos the soft golden light of September here in Toronto. The light this time of year is lovely. If you’re a lantern loving person too, Ruffled Blog has a great tutorial on making these Moroccan inspired lanterns (using upcycled metal radiator covers no less).