The trees are adorned with rich, coppery tones and there’s a chill in the air that catches you unexpectedly. The nights draw in and the mornings become darker. We retreat into our homes, relishing the cosy atmosphere that is heightened by the damp, cold and windy weather outside.
It’s official, autumn has arrived.
And what better way to welcome the new season than with a little interior update? Improving the lighting in your home during the colder months will enhance the warmth, creating a space that you can’t wait to get back to. This October, take inspiration from our cosy lighting ideas and transform your home into the ultimate cold-weather retreat. Go on, make the most of autumn…
Shine a Spotlight
Spotlight lamps are ideal for creating single pools of light within a room. Love to read? Create your own cosy nook with your favourite char, a blanket and a spotlight floor lamp. You’ll be able to get lost in your favourite novel without distracting those around you with harsh light that fills up the entire room. Spotlights can also be used to highlight certain spaces or a particular piece of furniture that you love. If you have a favourite area in your home, make it a focal point with a spotlight. This could be in the form of a floor, ceiling or wall light, depending on the space.
Make a Meal of it
It’s cold, wet and windy outside. Naturally, you’re staying home. This season, instead of cancelling plans when the weather turns, bring the plans home. Make the most of a rainy evening by hosting friends and family at your own private dinner party. And the perfect way to highlight the main event is with low level pendant lamps over the dining table. Whether you match three pendant lamps, invest in a single large statement piece or prefer to mix and match with smaller designs, it creates a welcoming atmosphere that’s perfect for both intimate dinners and large gatherings. Plus, no one has to get the bill at the end of the night.
A Golden Glow
Metallic tones are an autumnal interiors’ best friend. Gold, brass & bronze. These rich and opulent colours reflect the signature orange hues of the falling leaves outside and saturate your space with a warming glow. Metallic lighting has been brought to the forefront of interior design thanks to the industrial trend. This means there’s plenty of inspiration to be found, so explore your options and discover a look to suit your own home. Whether it’s a statement copper pendant in the hallway, a reclaimed golden lamp in the living room or a pair of copper wall sconces in your bedroom.
Take It Outside
Just because we’ve waved goodbye to summer, it doesn’t mean we have to neglect our outdoor spaces. Make the most of your garden with vintage-inspired festoon lighting and oversized lanterns on the patio. Get festive with fairy lights on trees and light your pathway with solar lights. When you add a fire pit, a mug of coffee and heavy-weight blankets into the mix, you’ll fall in love with autumnal evenings all over again.
Dim the Lights
Between your seasonal home updates, don’t underestimate the importance of a dimmer switch. The right lighting can make or break a room. A dimmer switch gives you the opportunity to change the ambience from bright and busy to soft and calm, depending on your mood.