An Indian summer may be on the cards, but beyond that thoughts will turn to the imminent arrival of autumn. Why not embrace the darker days and change of pace and prepare to spend more time indoors? Here are a few simple ideas to ready your home for the new season.

Follow the light

As natural light ebbs away in the coming weeks, indoor lighting will become an essential substitute. It helps set the mood of your home and keeps the blues at bay, as cases of Seasonal Affective Disorder start to spike at this time of year. The key is deciding which rooms are your most important and styling appropriately. Often these will be the living room and bedroom, so make your lighting ideas stand-out features. For the living space, go for an item that brings something to the party, such as this Brooklyn floor lamp. Beautifully crafted, its dimensions will help define a space as well as create atmosphere.

 

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For bedroom lighting ideas, opt for a neutral tone to match corresponding bed linen and furnishings. Introduce this Claudia table lamp in chrome to a bedside table – the intricately dimpled base complements the elegant silhouette for instant impact.

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All about colour

Colour blocking is set to be a big trend this autumn and is the ideal remedy for the winter blues. This tactile plush rug in red will not only add a pop of colour to your surroundings, but it also has a feel that is both inviting and warming. Try placing the rug in the vicinity of contrasting shades for serious style credentials.

 

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For a more subtle – but equally welcoming – vibe, we love our Felix fabric corner sofa, with its dusky hues, contemporary lines and generous proportions. Take the comfort levels to another level by styling it with this Pebble cushion – the earthy shades and tactile textures will ensure your home is truly ready for the cold season.

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