I enjoy this time of year when all of a sudden you feel a chill in the air during the morning and evenings. It’s a sign that Summer is well and truly in it’s last throes and Autumn is approaching. It signals that it’s my wardrobe/ household switch-over time. I enjoy taking throws out of storage and lighting candles to create a sense of Hygge.
It’s been a popular concept for over a year now but for those who haven’t heard of it before- Hygge is a Danish concept that doesn’t have a direct translation into English, but roughly it means a sense of cosiness and warmth due to your surroundings or a situation (spending time with friends or family).
A cheap way of making your home more cosy during the early Autumn months and to create a sense of Hygge is to add candles, some autumnal flowers, autumnal coloured cushions and putting throws on all of the beds and sofas
The White Company always come up trumps with their seasonal fragrance range, the ‘Autumn’ candle has hints of freesia and pear to give a lovely smell to the house. I’m a huge fan of their candles and always have them scattered around the house. Their throws and cashmere socks make me feel warm and cosy in bed drinking hot chocolate (with cream and marshmallows added as a treat of course, such a granny!).
Cashmere is the ultimate luxury in the colder months, it’s cosy, soft and keeps you really warm. It’s worth investing as much as you can afford into it; either a hat, gloves, scarf or jumper. Make sure you purchase a cashmere comb to keep it looking pristine and bobble-free. Uniqlo, The White Company, Marks and Spencers, Boden and John Lewis have good quality cashmere for a decent price. If your budget can’t quite stretch to Cashmere, then consider Merino wool. It’s not quite as soft but is a good quality natural fibre to keep you warm during the cooler months.