All the Autumn Feels

ooof, I must admit, I find the transition from lazing on a sun-lounger in 29 degrees heat to heading home to boots, jeans and the school run a pretty tough pill to swallow and to top it all off, that sun tan that I worked so hard on, it’s under the cover of a polo neck, tragic!!

Cosy up with these hurricane lanterns from our lighting section

Cosy up with these hurricane lanterns from our lighting section

All is forgiven though when I finally accept the end of summer and start to embrace the cooler, darker evenings by lighting little candles and switching on pretty lights around the house.

Rustic Lighting from peastyle

Rustic Lighting from peastyle

That time of year to get all hyggelig and start to cocoon in our nests. This year I’ve seen a real shift to introducing natural textures to the home, materials that promote health and wellbeing.

Earthy Vases - perfect for collecting dried autumn foliage

Earthy Vases - perfect for collecting dried autumn foliage

I think there is a move in interiors towards making the home a real sanctuary from the busy lives that we lead, a shift towards green and kinder living and to personal wellness. I think we are craving being surrounded by natural materials which are calming and promote a slower pace when we relax at home in our personal retreat. So I’m seeing more rustic wood, natural linen and matte ceramics and natural grass basket-ware as the latest trend in interiors. I for one am embracing this, it’s my favourite style!

Lighting Up Your Autumn Home

Fall back, Spring forward .............. the the only way I can remember that the clocks go back the end of this month (and not forward duh!)

IMAGE CREDIT: peastyle Instagram - Town Hall Hotel

IMAGE CREDIT: peastyle Instagram - Town Hall Hotel

I struggle with the end of the summer and it takes me a good month to accept that the colder months are on their way, until that is, I start to light the fire and realise that I can pop the little lights on around the house and burn some candles.

Hygge is a massive buzz word at the moment, everywhere I turn I seem to hear people referring to it. The Danes embrace the long dark winter months with "hygge" meaning coziness (as an attempt to scratch the surface of the word)

Lighting the house in the coming months becomes a really important part of embracing the greyer skies that lie ahead. So I've brought you a collection of lovely lighting that will bring a little Hygge into your homes.

IMAGE CREDIT | Gracious Home

IMAGE CREDIT | Gracious Home

I love these informal Z1 lamp shades by Ay Illuninate, creating a relaxed and carefree centrepiece to a scheme. They are a bit on the expensive side though £325 (cough) but we do a great "get the look" alternative at peastyle here for fraction of the cost.

IMAGE CREDIT | HÜBSCH

IMAGE CREDIT | HÜBSCH

Using task lighting is a great way of dimming the overall lighting in the room without compromising on being able to see your book, sketch book or glass of wine! These concrete and brass standard lamps are one of my favourite products in the peastyle shop at the moment

IMAGE CREDIT: Etsy

IMAGE CREDIT: Etsy

There are some fabulous bulbs out there now, I know! who'd have believed that the bulb would take centre stage! But it just works doesn't it? A bit like staring into an open fire, the old fashioned styled bulbs where the filament is a thing of beauty, can make a simple bulb holder into a great statement light. Shop cool lighting from peastyle shop here and enjoy some Hygge this winter.

The colder darker months aren't so bad after all! 

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Need some help lighting your home? Peastyle have some choices or why not get in touch and get us to create your very own mood board to help you pull a scheme together with our styling service. For more information drop me a line info@peastyle.co.uk