This rain and the dramatic drop in temperature have brought on a real desire to hibernate. Or is it just me that wants to curl up with a cup of coffee by the fire on these cold nights?
Last week I was in Greece applying factor 50. Yet this week I have noticed the nights are drawing in sooner and people are starting to Instagram autumn leaves. Noooooo.
But hey there is no point moaning its time to pull out the snuggly pjs and light the fire. And if I am honest that is one of my favourite sort of evenings. BBQ season is over and roast dinners season is back. And lets not forget the law that you must drink Bailey’s in December! It wont be long now!
It’s that old School term thing, I am sure being a teacher never leaves you, to me September feel like a new year. Exciting and full of promise and new opportunities, I love autumn as all it brings with it.
So, full of excitement for the New Year Joe and I head to Debenhams last week to buy some transitional pieces. Mixed metallic’s to brighten my home yet make it feel cozy at the same time.
Piece of advice; 11-year-old boys do not offer the best guidance when shopping for home furnishings. After 10 minutes Joe was bored of choosing and chose to get comfy on a sofa with his phone, constantly texting are you ready yet? He clearly had no idea what a big decision it was between the ultra furry and soft furry cushions.
In Joe’s eyes we should have also purchased the velour effect rhino head. I have to say not buying it is a decision I regret, it was super cute. But that’s not something I want to admit to him in a hurry. If you saw my insta stories he sat for some time with it perched in front of his face so it looked like his head! It looked cute if I am honest, but of course did the standard don’t touch the display, parenting thing!
Anyhow I digress,
Here are some of my top tips to create a transitional autumn home style with a few pieces
Keep it light, pinks are still very much a thing and fit so well with smoky greys.
Soft fluffy cushions give that snuggly feel; yet can still look refreshing and cool in light metallic shades.
Use a darker accent shade to highlight the look
Get the candles out, I love this time of year when you can not only smell them but also see them dancing lights across the walls and ceiling
Mix up the metallics, metallics look almost muted and much cooler when mixed together
Add a bit of greenery, I will let you into a secret one of my succulents is faux! I picked it up in Debenhams last week. How cute is that? And I can’t kill it!
And lastly a snuggly blanket, perfect for drinking coffee, wine or Bailey’s and watching X Factor under and as the rain lashes the windows.
We may have a late burst of summer, but its time to get ready for those lovely snuggly autumn nights and embrace them.
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This gorgeous John Rocha coral shaped candle holder and scented candle. Home Collection – Multi-coloured embroidered ‘Cosmo’ cushion, Home Collection – grey textured cushion, Star by Julien Macdonald – Silver faux fur cushion. Faux succulent All from Debenhams
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30 thoughts on “Autumn Styling With Mixed Metallics”
I only said last night that I can’t wait for Autumn evenings now and to start lighting the candles. I know you can obviously light them all year round candles are made for Autumn and Winter. Oh and my succulents are all fake too, I kill every plant I own x
I know I am getting used to idea that summer is over now Tracey and embracing it x
Love the metallic mix Sarah, and as you know I love that cushion. I may just have to get one myself 🙂 🙂
Oh its so lovely to Katy I am thrilled with it x
Aaah this is a lovely post!! I’m totally up for mixed metallics — to be honest, I get a bit bored of seeing just copper or just gold… a little glint of silver in the mix is lovely. I love that candle holder xx
I totally agree Caro I love mixing things up and the candle holder is gorgeous I love it x
Ah, shame about the rhino’s head! And the thought of your son. texting you to hury you up, made me chuckle. These are absolutely gorgeous, though. Great choices. x
I know it was so cool, and yes he was persistent x
I am in dire need of some new cushions so I am tempted to get both snuggly versions. Love curling up with a fluffy throw and am off to check out the rhino head!
Ha ha the Rhino head is so cool and you can never have to many cushions can you ? x
Can you come over and do my house please? x
Ha ha of course x
I love your styling and your photography Sarah, gosh you’re just getting better and better. Metallics are really in fashion now, and it’s great to get some small elements mixed in!
Ah thanks so much Ting I love taking pictures and interiors just makes me happy xx
Your stying is spot on! I am on the look out for new cushions so I will definitely take a look at Debenhams.
Ah thanks so much Daisy, you need to check them out there are loads of amazing ones it took me ages to choose x
What a lovely look – I adore the cushion. My house doesn’t really change from season to season! Kaz
Ah thanks Kaz, I am always pottering and changing things x
Love love your top picks Sarah! I wish I had the interior design knack but I truly don’t! I have to rely on Pinterest for inspiration;)
Ah thanks Lisa, I love interiors I drive Chris mad! x
You have picked some lovely pieces. I definitely needed these tips, as I am hopeless with these things
Ah thanks Zena I love finding new home pieces x
This is so pretty! I love metallics 🙂 X
Ah thanks Pia, I know me too they are so pretty x
Oooh such lovely choices – it’s making me want to hot foot it to Debenhams! #HomeEtc
I am living Debenhams at the moments Becky x
Thanks so much for linking up treasure!! xx #HomeEtc
Ah thanks so much for hosting I have been so busy with travel all summer I have so missed interiors x
I totally agree with you Sarah, just before we went away I was still hanging washing on the line to dry and now just 10 days later the heating is on and the fire ready to be lit! But yes Autumn is here and we may as well embrace it. Gorgeous tips X #HomeEtc
What on earth happened Lins! But I have accepted it now! and thanks so much x