If you find that your house feels too minimal for the colder weather, here’s how to update your home for Autumn and bring some warmth.
Spring cleaning isn’t just for spring! It is always a good idea to start each new season by cleaning the whole house! Summer is hectic with Christmas holidays and then back to school in the new year, so the house can get a bit hectic. Start fresh in autumn to bring calmness to the home.
CONSIDER A FRESH COAT OF PAINT
You don’t need to go overboard and give your whole house a fresh coat of paint each season. But it can be lovely to introduce new colours each season internally. Think painting your front door or an internal door, or a feature wall to add Autumnal colours. Opt for rich, darker colours to inject vitality into the home.
CHECK FOR LEAKS, GAPS, OR CRACKS
Gusts and rain are common during autumn. That’s why it’s important to check your doors and windows for any leaks, gaps or cracks, ideally before autumn comes. If you find any of these, you need to get them fixed ASAP. Otherwise, you risk lowering your indoor temperature significantly and increasing your heating bills by as much as 10 percent—not a good way to spend your autumn months.
Warm up your home with candles, floor table lamps, cosy throws on chairs or couches. Go for muskier or spiced scents to create a relaxing and soothing effect throughout the home. Throws in mustard or copper colours can create texture and a homely feel to any minimal furniture.
Frequent use of electric blankets and heaters during the autumn season increases the risk of household fires. Check your smoke detector batteries and change them if necessary to help prevent this.
PLAY WITH PATTERNS
You can easily update your home for Autumn by adding in some classic patterns: check, tartan and tweed, herringbone knits. You can use these patterns in cushions, rugs or blankets to create an exciting and warm feeling.
Start the new season in style, bringing warmth and vitality as the weather cools down. Autumn is a great time to install retractable fly screen, so that you can enjoy the last of the warmth before winter hits! Contact the team at Freedom Retractable Screens today to find the best screens for your home!