The leaves are falling from the trees and the nights are drawing in. It's time to settle down and create a cosy cocoon in your home. But what is the best way to make your home feel cosy for October?
Plush fabrics and seasonal candles can all contribute to making your home feel warmer this Autumn. Decorating your home as the season changes can also help with symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). 3 in every 100 people are affected by symptoms of SAD in the UK.
Do you want to turn your home into a seasonal escape? Giving your home a seasonal makeover doesn't have to be expensive or time-consuming. If you want to make your home feel warm and welcoming this October, read on for our guide on how to make your home cosy.
How to Make Your Home Cosy
Whatever your budget, there are several ways to make your home feel cosy and warm this October. From essential oil diffuser blends to snuggly blankets and cushions, here are some of our favourite ways to help your home feel warm and inviting.
Create an Autumnal Display
The perfect way to bring a touch of warmth to your home is to create a decorative display. You don't have to splash out on brand new decorations to create something beautiful. Pine cones, flowers, and other natural elements can all be used to create an autumnal display.
If you want to create a peaceful environment in your home, you could also create your display around a natural wood aromatherapy diffuser. Combine the beauty of your seasonal accessories with the calming scents of essential oil diffuser blends to help your home feel instantly more inviting.
Ideal locations for your display can be side tables, your fireplace, or a coffee table. If you're feeling creative, you could even paint some pumpkins to match your seasonal colour scheme. Make a statement with some unique pumpkin designs that will are both simple and stylish.
Wrap up With a Blanket
Chunky knit throws and faux fur blankets are the perfect way to cosy up on the couch with a cup of tea. Try displaying your blankets on a blanket ladder or basket so that your guests can grab a blanket when they start to feel chilly! Blankets are a great way to make anyone feel welcome in your home.
Choose warm colours with seasonal patterns and fabrics. You could even learn how to make your own fleece blanket with chunky pom poms or tassels for an extra unique accent. If you are on a budget, you could also update old throws using the same techniques.
Gather Around the Fireplace
What's cosier than a fireplace in cold weather? Invite your family and friends to gather around the fireplace by decorating the mantelpiece with autumnal foliage and pumpkins. Find pieces that work well with the style of the room like vases, candles, and paintings.
A bowl of potpourri, acorns, or pine cones can provide a seasonal touch to your fireplace without breaking the bank. You can also create a focal point with a mirror or painting to help bring the room together. Gold framed mirrors and gold accents can have a warming effect.
If you don't have any gold accessories or furniture, you can always spray existing mirror frames, photo frames, or candlesticks with gold spray paint to add a gilded touch to your existing home decor.
One of the easiest ways to add a cosy feeling to your home is with a scented candle. Cinnamon, orange, and pumpkin spice are all scents that remind us of autumn. Not only do candles smell great, but they also give your home a sense of warmth.
A simple way to incorporate candles into your seasonal decor is by using candle rings. You can buy them ready-made or make your own using faux leaves, pine cones, and pumpkins.
If you aren't a fan of candles, you could fill your home with natural essential oils instead. Try the sweet and spicy scent of cinnamon essential oil in an aromatherapy diffuser to help you thaw out from the cold. Other scents that will help make your home feel warm and welcoming are orange, sandalwood, and ginger.
Essential oil diffuser benefits include:
- Stress Relief
- Saves Money
- Promotes Relaxation
Essential oil diffusers can also encourage a healthier immune system which will help fight off any seasonal illnesses. Try to choose organic essential oils where possible to get the most out of each scent.
Plenty of Pillows
Snuggling up with lots of comfortable pillows is the perfect way to enjoy the cold evenings in October. You can change the pillow covers on your existing throw pillows or swap the pillows for more seasonal patterns and colours. Whether you choose bright pumpkin orange or subtle harvest tones, adding more throw pillows to your home will help your home feel cosier this October.
Try adding autumn-themed decorative pillows to your bedding and couch for an instant seasonal makeover. To ensure you get a peaceful night's rest, you could also add a few drops of lavender essential oil to your throw pillows. Lavender is proven to be one of the best essential oils for sleep and relaxation.
Make Your Home Feel Cosy This October
Styling your home ready for October doesn't have to break the bank. Now you know how to make your home cosy this October, you can spend lots of time customising your seasonal decor to suit your tastes. You can use one or a combination of techniques to help your home feel warm and inviting.
If you want to learn more about aroma diffusers for your home, take a look at our collection. Our range of essential oils and diffusers will be the perfect inspiration for your seasonal decor.