Get your home and garden ready for autumn with Folies of Stansted
Folies of Stansted's Sally Lewis gives her top tips for creating a sanctuary to unwind in this autumn...
Autumnal garden colours are vibrant as the trees begin to change and the last of the summer flowers lose their heads.
Whilst there is plenty to be getting on with in the garden, such as repotting pot-bound shrubs and perennials, and adding splashes of colour with autumn-flowering cyclamen, pansies, and hellebores, it is also a time to get your home snug and cosy to give you pleasure in spending more time indoors.
Here are my five top tips on how to create spaces in your home which inspire your daily life and offer a sanctuary to rest and unwind in the evenings.
1 Lighting can have a huge impact on our mood and can transform a room or space with the flick of a switch.
A small lamp on a coffee table, a light hanging from a beam or a string of fairy lights across a windowsill can turn colder spaces into warm, beautiful snugs.
Turning off the overhead lights and switching on lamps can create a warming ambience and style to your room.
2 Indoor plants are a wonderful way of bringing life inside while the green tones can calm and de-stress us.
Indoor plants produce fresh oxygen and studies also show they remove harmful toxins from the air, helping to keep your home and the air you are breathing purified this autumn.
3 Snuggling up in the evenings with a glass of wine or a good old cuppa with a good book or film is something we all look forward to as the evenings draw in.
Make sure you have a cosy blanket or throw and squashy cushions to cuddle up with and enjoy the darker nights!
4 The smell of autumn is glorious and by using diffusers or scented candles you can switch your home to blend in with the season.
Consider scents such as oak, rhubarb and embers from our St Eval candle collection to make your home smell sumptuous.
5 Last, but certainly not least, make sure you get a pair of slippers, a British-made Celtic and Co sustainable, 100% natural jumper and a new favourite mug. You can be sure these will be your most used items this autumn!
So come and visit Folies this autumn and invest in a home transformation that will inspire your daily life.