As the nights draw in, growing darker with a much crisper air, we realise it’s time to embrace the autumnal season, leading up to Christmas. This season calls for fun and cosy nights-in to be enjoyed with our family and loved ones. It’s 2020 – staying in is the new going out, after all! With Halloween fast approaching, why not decorate your home to match the spooky season?
We have put together a list of 5 activities, tying in with a range of our different luxury objet’s to help you decorate your home, exuding those ultra cosy and warm feelings. Here are some of our suggestions which we hope you’ll love…
1. Bring the outdoors, inside.
As we said, staying in is the new going out. While regional lockdowns are taking place, let’s transform parts of our home with outdoor elements. Fun activities can really help to pass the time! Why not try doing something you have never done before, like wreath making? Add some gorgeous deep aubergine and wild orange autumnal tones to your home.
If the arts and crafts are not really your scene, why not try your hand at making a bouquet of dried flowers? Drying flowers preserves their beauty and can enhance your living room by adding a natural and calm ambience. This simple activity is quick and effortless: choose a bunch of your favourite flowers (dahlias and iris are in season at the moment) and tie the bottom stems together with some string, and attach them upside down from a hanger or something similar. Then, leave the flowers to dry out in a dark and dry area (unused drawer or attic space) for two to three weeks until completely dry.
Once dried, you can present them delicately inside one of our vases below, depending on the size of your bouquet! These vases will help enhance the natural beauty of your flowers as well as adding a strong sense of autumn to your home.
2. Create your ambience.
Creating the right ambience for your home is important all year round but, it is arguably most important to do so during the colder months of the year when we’re needing an increased level of comfort. Our home needs to feel warm and snug and in order to achieve that, candles are essential. The way your candles are presented is equally just as important. Why not try out our lovely range of Legumes Candle Holders?
Subtle and contemporary, the organic shape of the Legume is inspired by autumnal and winter vegetables and fits perfectly in any room of your choosing. The matte porcelain outer pigment of the legume, provides a striking modern contrast to the copper glazed interior, creating a lovely warm and golden glow when your candle is lit inside. For an added eerie ambience, place our beautifully sculpted Carambola next to your lit candle and watch it give off a spooky shadow! Pumpkin carving by candlelight will also definitely help to increase that mysterious ambience, boo!
To help tie in with the spooky season, why not dedicate an evening of entertainment with a good game of old fashioned Murder Mystery? Invite some of your friends or family members (maximum of 6 people) over to your cosy home for an evening of games night. To make the game more enticing, have your guests leave their phones in our dark and shiny Fitzgerald Bowl, that way no one will be distracted by any notifications. You can also use our aubergine Harper Box to leave all your clues in for the game of Murder Mystery! The Harper box holds a removable ebony compartment tray as well as a secret internal storage compartment below, let the games begin…
Fitzgerald Bowl Black Gold
4. Nourish your soul with some classic comfort snacks…
No cosy night-in is complete without your favourite food and snacks. Before you sit down to enjoy a scary movie, make sure that your essential treats are served in our hand-carved, sustainable, exotic mango wooden bowls. We recommend using a serviette to protect the precious wood. With two different styles to choose from (Plantation in our Oval or Medium) any snack will look ever so yummy. So, sit back and tuck into your tasty treats whilst hiding underneath your snug blanket!
5. The perfect end to your evening.
As the night draws to an end, it’s time to wind down and settle into your warm bed. Change into your favourite sleepwear and store your precious jewellery away in a safe place, like our Dragonfly Box. The rich deep brown tiger Pen Shell ties in wonderfully with the autumnal season while holding and protecting your belongings inside its velvet interior. Stay cosy!