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Autumn Styling With Mixed Metallics

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.

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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.

John Rocha - Silver coral shaped pillar silver candle holder Debenhams www.extraordinarychaos.com

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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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Lins @ Boo & Maddie

Sunday 17th of September 2017

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

SarahJChristie

Tuesday 19th of September 2017

What on earth happened Lins! But I have accepted it now! and thanks so much x

Caro | The Twinkle Diaries

Thursday 14th of September 2017

Thanks so much for linking up treasure!! xx #HomeEtc

SarahJChristie

Thursday 14th of September 2017

Ah thanks so much for hosting I have been so busy with travel all summer I have so missed interiors x

Becky

Thursday 14th of September 2017

Oooh such lovely choices - it's making me want to hot foot it to Debenhams! #HomeEtc

SarahJChristie

Thursday 14th of September 2017

I am living Debenhams at the moments Becky x

Pia

Thursday 14th of September 2017

This is so pretty! I love metallics :) X

SarahJChristie

Thursday 14th of September 2017

Ah thanks Pia, I know me too they are so pretty x

Zena's Suitcase

Wednesday 13th of September 2017

You have picked some lovely pieces. I definitely needed these tips, as I am hopeless with these things

SarahJChristie

Thursday 14th of September 2017

Ah thanks Zena I love finding new home pieces x

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