For about two years now i’ve dreamed about visiting a Home Sense, yes dreamed. I, just like the next blogger, love a home wear shop, specifically one with a rotating seasonal stock. Up until last week i didn’t think there was one near enough for me to get to, i was very wrong and having made two trips in the last week, my seasonal decorating game has changed. These are the small changes i’ve made to make my home a little more autumnal.. cue the pumpkins.
One of the first things that comes to mind when i think of seasonal decorating is candles, scent is like a gateway to feeling and having a caramel pumpkin scent floating around my house instantly reminds me autumn is here. Seasonal candles are always packaged in colours that are typically associated with the season, so having a few of these dotted around the home means the colour scheme is just altered slightly to the burnt orange and brown hues of autumn. This also works well with Christmas decorating too, when trying to implement a little bit of red .. but even i know it’s too soon for Christmas talk..
The only problem is they’re so pretty i don’t want to light them yet, i will though, caramel pumpkin is too hard to resist.
Porch / outdoor area:
I’ve always dreamed of having a huge porch that i can decorate based on the time of year, but until then i have a regular front door like most people. To “autumnify” (not a word but I’m going with it) my front door area, i’ve bought an autumnal wreath complete with mini pumpkins and fake leaves, the lot. If you couldn’t tell already i love the last 3 months of the year; when i was younger i was always desperate to decorate the house for Christmas, so usually the first thing my mum would let me put up was the wreath, a wreath is a staple of seasonal decorating so i had to get one for autumn. Not forgetting when the time comes i do have a pumpkin or two either side of the door, but if i did that now my neighbours would think i have actually gone mad.
I’ll have to settle for the pumpkin in my wreath until about the 20th of October, when it’s slightly more socially acceptable to have pumpkins at my door.
Slightly more gearing towards halloween with this bit, but i can’t resist a pumpkin if you couldn’t already tell.. I feel like corner areas are the place to add decorations, even with just regular interiors everyone sees an empty corner and fills it with a table or a lamp, so i use the same rule for seasonal decorations.
This little corner is so seasonal and even though i’ve got a big glittery pumpkin on the side i don’t feel like it’s too much, or maybe my sense of when something is too much has gone completely out the window? The little rose gold pumpkin is actually a candle, so i can light this and pop the lid back on once i’m finished and keep it as a perfect little decoration. I think out of everything this little set up is my favourite, it’s the type of decoration people notice and can obviously identify as a seasonal decoration, but isn’t too overboard .. not for me anyway.
I saw this little copper pumpkin mug in home sense and i couldn’t leave it behind, i’m both a compulsive mug and pumpkin buyer so i combined the two with this.
Below i have the most perfect addition to go alongside halloween baking; this pack of two tea towels makes me so happy, it’s just little touches like this in every room that just reminds you of the season, and really changes the mood of a room.
I don’t like to go too mad in my bedroom, mainly because there’s too much stuff in there already, but apart from a few candles here and there my favourite way to seasonally adapt my room is through my bedding. I actually want to get another duvet cover and throw when ASDA bring out their infamous seasonal bedding, but for now my Ikea duvet and Primark blanket are helping to bring some autumn to my bedroom.
Do you decorate for autumn and halloween?