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Turn your home into a cosy sanctuary (part two)

By 24th October 2017Articles, Lifestyle, News

Here are some more creative ideas from interiors guru Emma J Page which will ramp up the warmth factor at home this autumn/winter:


VITA copenhagen, VITA Asteria, Forest, -ú179,

A combination of task and ambient lighting comes into its own as winter draws closer. Try layering your lighting scheme with a mixture of subtle up and down-lighters, and ambient lighting such as table lamps. Install dimmer switches so that you can opt for a soft glow rather than an overpowering glare. For a striking statement, add a colour pop with Vita Copenhagen’s Asteria Lampshades, £179, featuring a clever built-in LED panel for efficiency and effortless style.


Wayfair cable throw

Look to Scandi-style when it comes to creating a cossetting autumnal scheme. Throws, cushions, quilts and blankets will add an instant hit of cosiness to bedrooms and living rooms. ‘Neutral knits paired with weathered wood and tactile rugs are an irresistible combination,’ says Nadia McCowan Hill, Wayfair’s resident Style Expert. ‘Keep the look chic by opting for a restrained palette of soft tones and pastels.’ We love the Kilburn and Scott Cable Throw, £48.99,



Don’t overlook the impact of a subtle scent when it comes to evoking the changing seasons. Warm notes such as cinnamon, orange, amber and clove all work beautifully at this time of year. Diffusers are a good option for slow release scent, while a traditional candle provides a more intense hit combined with a soft glow. Diptyque’s limited edition Noel 2017 candles, inspired by mythology and the mystery of the night skies, will add instant luxe. £48,


Notonthehighst log basket

The easiest way to denote the changing of the seasons is to create a central, naturalistic focal point in a scheme. Try highlighting a mantelpiece by adorning it with abundant foraged foliage, including autumn branches, eucalyptus and snowberries studded with candlelight. Clean fireplaces and woodburners and max out on pieces like this chic steel log basket, £145,



Don’t underestimate the power of accessories when it comes to imbuing your home with atmosphere. Instead of following trends, choose pieces that mean something to you, whether treasured artwork, a pile of vintage books or a collection of glassware. As the nights draw in, look to incorporate a warm glow. We love the vintage feel of Graham & Green’s charming Dutch Townhouse lanterns, £22 each,

By Emma J Page

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