The shades of autumn such as orange, yellow, dark green, rust and brown make lovely accents for the home. Here are some ideas of how you can bring the warm and wonderful hues of autumn into your home to make a bit of a statement..
Muted fabrics and finishes are the perfect canvas for highlighting color and splashes of reddish orange help create a modern feel.
Yellows and Greens
Dark yellow with opulent fabrics and a rich palette of burnt red, deep gold, and pale cream and gold create a sense of depth.Intense green can overpower most other colors. But the rich brown furniture more than holds its own. Together, the two hues enhance each other, evoking the beauty of a forest.
Christmas is a feeling, more than anything. It is a unique but humanly universal feeling, of childhood memories and joy, of people we love or loved, of places we belonged.
It’s the time to be with family and friends so make sure you get your home looking perfect just in time for Christmas.
Do you need a bigger dining room table and chairs…Just in time for Christmas?
Do you need a new sofa or three piece suite…Just in time for Christmas?
Do you need a new bed or bedroom suite…Just in time for Christmas?
Do you need a few Christmassy accessories for a bit of HO HO HO?
Whilst you take care of the big stuff here are some brilliant and easy ways to make your house full of festive cheer!
That Christmas smell!
Add cinnamon sticks, pine needles, mandarin oranges, cloves and whatever else smells like home and Christmas to you and simmer in a pan of water until your house smells like delicious, Christmassy goodness.
Presumably you have an elf on the shelf, you’ve chewed some of Rudolph’s carrot for the edge of realism and quite happily drank down Santa’s sherry. So how else can you authenticate the big man in a red suit? How about powdering glitter and icing sugar around a pair of boots near the fireplace so it looks like Santa has just stepped out of your fireplace? It’ll go down a storm with the kids.
Vases full of festive cheer!
Have some spare vases around the house? Instead of filling them with flowers, with not fill them with candy canes, gingerbread and chocolate coins for everyone to snack on.
Pop some baubles into upside down wine glasses with tea light candles on top to add quick and easy Christmas flair to your table setting.
Since those flower pots have been rendered useless in the cold weather, why not pop one one either side of your door, then fill it with spare pine branches, pine cones and a few baubles?
Homemade mulled wine and cider will not only go down a treat with your family, it’ll also make your house smell divine, and will probably have your neighbours casually dropping by for a chat and to drink up your reserves. Fortunately it’s extremely easy to make, and Rekorderlig winter cider has to be the best booze for the job!
The best way of spreading Christmas cheer!
Everyone is allowed to have excruciating taste in tunes over the festive period, and so as long as there is something about ‘Santa’, ‘Jingle Bells’ or ‘Merry’, in the lyrics it should be instantly approved. With that in mind, why not try Now That’s What I Call Christmas, or Michael Buble’s Christmas.
Sleep used to be for wimps – now, it’s become the ultimate status symbol. As evidence grows that a good night’s rest is essential for health, happiness and success, we’ve become a nation obsessed with the quantity and quality of our slumber.
Sales of mattresses and beds rose by 4.5 per cent last year, according to the International Sleep Products Association. We’re investing more time – and money – than ever on luxurious bedding and calming bedroom furniture and lighting, in a bid for optimal comfort.
The tech industry has woken up to the sleep boom, too, with hundreds of apps and wearable monitors to monitor our sleep cycles now available. The latest incarnations are smart pillows, such as the Zeeq, launched on Kickstarter this summer, which tracks your movements during the night, vibrates to nudge you if you’re snoring, and has speakers inside so you can fall asleep to your favourite, relaxing music. Increasing numbers of companies are installing ‘nap pods’ to allow employees to grab a snooze when their creativity is ebbing.
The trend has no doubt been helped by leading business figures such as Arianna Huffington championing the need for more, better sleep – in her recent book, The Sleep Revolution, she described how transforming her habits to ensure she got eight hours a night made her “a better leader”.
In today’s wellness-obsessed culture, cavalier, macho attitudes to sleep seem out-of-date: Donald Trump’s erratic behaviour has been linked by some to the fact he reportedly gets by on four hours a night.
We sell hundreds of mattresses every year and there’s nothing better than coming into a shop and talking to one of our very experienced staff who will offer impartial advice advice across all our ranges. Our staff are specially trained to help people choose what’s best for them. Being able to get everything for a bedroom under one roof is our strength.”