The nights are getting colder, the leaves have fallen off the trees and no doubt we are all spending more time curled up on the sofa eating warm pumpkin soup. With the kitchen being the heart of your home life – it’s important to keep the space inviting and a pleasure to be in as we lead up to Christmas… Yes it is only a several weeks away now.
Designing your home and kitchen for autumn doesn’t take much, in fact, with a few colour changes and aesthetic displays you can transform your summer BBQ kitchen into a cosy hub of warmth and merriment.
Style & design
The style of your kitchen will affect how you would like to decorate for the autumn months, for example if you have a modern, contemporary space or an open plan design – you can add more depth with different coloured flowers, cosy furniture and blankets. Small touches to the decor can be the starting inspiration for more shades and and textures as the months go on.
You may already have neutral tones in your kitchen, or perhaps you prefer bright colours all year round – whatever your preference; if the rain is pouring outside and the sky is grey, brighten up your space with new artwork, cushions or kitchen accessories. For an instant splash of colour, greens and pastel pinks add depth to already vibrant colours, or deep reds and warm browns can create the traditional vibe.
Decorative accessories for autumn start hitting the stores around August, you can buy everything from scented candles to wicker baskets – all perfect for setting a woodland scene. Stock up on seasonal produce like butternut squash and nuts, they would make a beautiful table centrepiece.
Create a social area
We’ve just had our summer festivals and BBQs – and the cold weather doesn’t mean the party stops. With events like Halloween and Bonfire night, let alone the lead up to Christmas – there is plenty of reason to get a few extra cosy chairs and drinking mugs for the mulled wine and home made cookies waiting to be indulged in.
Warm up by the fire
Now depending if you are having a new kitchen, or looking to install a fire – this may not apply directly to all. However, bonfire nights start from very early November and continue through the month so there is plenty of opportunity to roast marshmallows and warm your toes.
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