At this time of the year we tend to find ourselves appreciating more and more of our home comforts. As we are battered by Atlantic storms, there is nothing quite like staying in and getting cosy. This is also the perfect time of the year to make sure that our home is providing us with all of the comfort that we want, and it is really easy to transform your home into the snug place that you want it to be, without breaking the bank!
The Danes have a word for this, ‘hygge’, which is the art of home comforts, and this is something that all of us should embrace, particularly as the days become shorter and the weather wilder. Appreciating simple comforts is not only a good way to save money, but also perfect for helping you to enjoy what you already have. If you fancy hunkering down a bit more in the safety of your own home this season, then read on to find out about some of our favourite home comforts that anybody can bring into their own home.
If you are fan of fresh cut flowers then why not save yourself a bit of money with a display that is a bit more appropriate for autumn. In winter we find ourselves bringing holly boughs and fir into the house, so in autumn it shouldn’t be too much of an oddity to collect some of the beautiful autumnal leaves that are everywhere. The stunning reds, oranges and yellows of the leaves will look lovely placed in pretty bowl as a centre piece and are easy enough to replace when they are by their best. Cheap, simple and lovely, this is an easy way to bring the outdoors in at this time of the year.
Autumn can also be the ideal time to get back into (or to start getting into!) some home baking. You don’t have to be Mary Berry to whip up delicious treats that the whole family will love. From biscuits to buns and cakes, once you get into the habit of baking your own, you’ll never want to turn back. Particularly with biscuits and buns it is easy to pre-prepare too since biscuit batter can rest in the fridge for around a week (the longer it is in the fridge, the easier it will be to roll out), and baked buns can easily be frozen then heated up again in the oven as you need them. Aside for the delicious smell that will fill your house, there is nothing quite like enjoying a freshly baked treat with a hot cup of tea or coffee.
Even if you have a minimalist style home or live in rented accommodation that can feel a little soulless, turning your home into the cosy abode of your dreams couldn’t be easier thanks to the addition of blankets, cushions and rugs. Thanks to bargain high street shops, the internet and of course charity shops, you don’t even need to spend much to achieve a lovely and cosy look to your home.
Getting cosy with some home comforts is easy in autumn so try out these tips today.