The autumn season is finally here…the crisp orange leaves, darker evenings, pumpkin spice lattes and fluffy socks are all just around the corner.
The first thing most of us think about once it starts to get a little bit chilly outside is to pull out the big fluffy jumpers and your trusty winter coat from the back of the wardrobe…but how many of us show our homes that extra seasonal love too?
Your home is the perfect place to start making those little tweaks so that you are well prepared for the autumn and winter months in your cosy haven.
Warmer Tones, Warmer Homes
Adding warmer tones into your home is the perfect way to bring the autumn colours inside!
Mirroring the colours of nature into your décor such as golds, browns, burnt oranges and deep forest greens are the perfect way to subtly introduce fall into your home.
If you love the idea of a stylish forest green kitchen all year around, our Vard or Jasper range in ‘Grove’ would be the perfect colour for you! The decadent and deep forest green stays on trend all year around and is a complete showstopper. If you ever feel like changing your mind then no problem, these ranges can be easily repainted to any colour you desire! Combining our ‘Grove’ finish with some warm accents such as brass or gold taps and handles is the perfect recipe for a cosy and super stylish kitchen!
A great way to completely transform your kitchen on a budget for the autumn and winter months is to switch up your handles to a warmer colour such as gold, brass or copper. This will instantly make your kitchen feel warmer, cosier and super inviting for any quests whilst also looking like you have had a brand new kitchen!
Another great way of adding colour into your home is to switch up your regular cushions for some colourful orange, beige and brown ones! This is another really quick and effective way to create a homely and cosy feel to your home, perfect for a cosy Sunday afternoon with a yummy hot chocolate on the sofa!
Textures, Textures, Textures
Texture is undoubtedly your best friend in the autumn and winter months, not only for the aesthetics but also for that added tough of comfort!
Adding some warm and fluffy throws and blankets to your favourite relaxation spots in your home such as your sofa or your bedroom is the perfect opportunity to create a cosy spot that can keep you warm after tackling the cold and wet weather after a long day at work or taking your furry friend a walk!
Texture doesn’t always have to be the fluffy blankets and cushions that we all think about…it can also be introduced by using décor in a smart way! A great tip to make your dining table feel extra festive is to add a fabric table runner such as a neutral linen or a stylish jute material. If you want to have some extra fun with your décor you could try adding a vase with some foliage such as pampas grass or eucalyptus and even scatter some mini pumpkins around too!
Cooking Up A Storm
The darker nights usually mean that we end up spending some extra time at home in the colder months. This is a great opportunity to get cooking some yummy comfort food or baking your favourite sweet treats.
The minute I think of autumn, I think of pumpkin pie! Ever since I was a child it would be a tradition to bake pumpkin pie once we had finished carving out our pumpkins for Halloween. There is nothing quite like the smell of sweet pastry and cinnamon baking in the oven!
Some of our greatest times and memories are spent in the kitchen, often surrounded my laughter and love, whether that is sat around the dining table gossiping with family and friends over a home cooked meal or dancing around the kitchen with your partner to your favourite songs.
That is why, for so many people, the kitchen is the heart of the home no matter what season. It’s important to get it ‘just right’ and to have all the appliances and special features that make it completely tailored to you. Do you love to bake pumpkin pies at Halloween too? Or indulge in a hearty stew? Maybe a Neff Slide & Hide oven is the perfect appliance for you so that it feels like you are on your own episode of The Great British Bake Off? Maybe autumn time means cooking more cosy roast dinners for you and the family so you require a super organised kitchen to make room for any extra guests… (dare we mention Christmas dinner?!). We have just the right storage solutions for you!
No matter how you use your kitchen or what you may require, everyone at the Smile Kitchens family knows the importance of getting it perfect and that is why we work so closely with you to make sure we don’t miss a thing.
We hope that these small tips really help you to feel cosy and embrace the change of seasons. If you want to learn more about how Smile Kitchens can help design the perfect kitchen, get in touch today! Contact us on 0333 015 6515 or visit our Contact us page and one of our designers will be back in touch with you! Let us know how you will be preparing your home for the autumn months on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook