Get your home ‘autumn ready’
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Get your home ‘autumn ready’

Darker nights and mornings, cooler temperatures and leaves falling from the trees, this can all only mean one thing! We’re heading into autumn.

Now is the perfect time to revisit the styling of your home’s interior to suit the autumnal changes. Learn our makeover tips and suggestions for September, along with some practical pointers too.

Autumnal wreath
It all starts at the front door. You will find many independent homeware stores and florists designing beautiful seasonal wreaths. They can range from rustic branches woven with berries, pumpkins and apples to crisp leafy designs. For those not ready to fully say goodbye to summer, why not go for a wreath made from wheat. The summery yellow will brighten up your porch.

Introduce new scents
Whether it be diffusers or scented candles, you can choose your home’s new smell to fit in with the season. Go for musky, woody or spiced smells to create a cosy homely ambience. If you are lucky enough to have a log burner, try cedarwood as it is well known for its delicate yet unmistaken fragrance (which also is known to keep spiders away, a win-win situation).

Add throws
It is time to dig out all the throws and blankets you put away for summer. A big fluffy throw can take an elegant old chesterfield sofa to a whole new level of snugness. If you are not a fan of the fluff, try and introduce mustards, marsala or copper coloured textiles to your living areas. Not only do they look nice but they’re so practical for those dark nights on the sofa watching TV!

Now, time for our practical pointers:

  • Check for leaks and drafts. You can do this yourself or hire a professional, just be sure to do it sooner rather than later; there is nothing worse than finding a draft in the middle of winter.
  • Inspect your roof and clean out your gutters.
  • Stock up on firewood.
  • Fertilise your lawn. Doing this will help prevent winter damage and weeds.
  • Put away any seasonal furniture. Remember to clean before covering up.

Autumn officially starts on the 22nd September so be sure that your home is ready. Preventative maintenance will not only save on wasted energy and the stress of emergency repairs, but it will save you a lot of money!

Maintaining your home also enhances its market value and appeal. For an updated valuation, contact us.