Autumn has arrived and with it brings glorious light, colourful leaves, and pumpkin flavoured everything. Good Gourd, it's great. The days might have grown shorter, but we've no room for gloom.
Nature puts in a lot of effort at this time of year, and what better way to show your appreciation than to head out into the wilderness for a bracing walk, and bring some seasonal bounty back with you into the home. Think Autumnal centrepieces of leaves, nuts and berries, and hearty meals made from seasonal fruits and vegetables.
We love the October colours - warm yellows, deep reds, burnt oranges and golden browns replacing the neon brights of Summer. These work so well with copper tones to bring out their natural sparkle.
We've foraged the web for our favourite home decor and dining ideas, so grab a blanket, make yourself a mug of something mulled, and take a look at how we roll at this time of year:
A simple stack of pumpkins, squashes and gourds on a Moroccan Woven Plate makes your table feel instantly Autumnal. But you can get even more creative by adding pine cones, nuts, berries and cinnamon sticks to create a sweet smelling display.
Autumn doesn't have to mean bright orange and green though - our favourite friends down at the pumpkin patch are the neutral coloured mini pale pumpkins that are everywhere at the moment. Hollow them out and fill them with succulents or flowers, or use them as place settings at a dinner party. These paler coloured pumpkins look magical spray painted in metallic hues.
Create a Nature Wall
There are so many beautiful natural elements in abundance during the Autumn months that you can use to hang around the home to create your own inside nature walk. Leaves, nuts and branches can be turned into wreaths, garlands and fireplace decor with only a little bit of creative faff. There are some great tutorials over on A Beautiful Mess you can follow.
Cosy Dinner Parties
The cold, dark evenings are a great excuse to invite friends round for dinner and celebrate the cosiest season with a hearty meal and a glass of wine.
It’s a chance to embrace the Swedish ethos of Lagom; contentment, fairness and balance, enjoying food with simple ingredients, prepared thoughtfully.
We love how Flat 15 have styled this Autumnal Tablescape, letting the colours of the season shine bright against a relaxed monochromatic tablecloth.
And if you're looking for something comforting yet impressive to serve at your Autumn dinner parties - this Spicy Pumpkin Soup recipe from event caterer and chef Emily Eats has all the seasonal feels.
Image Sources (from top, clockwise): Burst, Postcards Home, Ella Claire, Tanya Slye, Bespoke Bride, A Beatiful Mess, Decor Envy, Garden Matter, Flat 15, Emily Eats.
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