5 Rustic House Must-Haves for the Cosiest Autumn and Winter Yet!
We know it’s a struggle saying goodbye to summer and its beautifully long, light evenings, but if there’s one thing that gets us excited for the changing seasons, it’s definitely the opportunity to transform your living spaces into the most hygge hibernation habitats.
There’s nothing better than snuggling up in your home and feeling absolutely content to watch the rain patter against the windows, the fallen leaves flitting about in the wind, knowing you’re as warm and cosy as a snoozing wood-mouse in a slipper. That’s why we’ve put together this list of a few autumn and winter must-haves to help you achieve that 5-star standard of snug.
1. Your comfort is everything
Let’s start with a bare necessity - your sofa. From a large and luxurious 3-seater to a single beloved armchair, the place you choose to curl up in with a hot mug of something delicious has got to feel like a haven. Our 2-seater sofas are perfect for doing just this if you’re spending some quality alone time by yourself or having a quiet evening with a partner; not too spacious but without feeling cramped, they create the cosiest nooks for optimum relaxation. And if you’re in need of something a little bigger, our 3-seaters are ideal for providing a comfy space to snuggle in for a family movie night.
2. Keep your toes toasty
We all know the best winter evenings don’t come without a blanket (or three!) Having your favourite blanket, throw or wrap to hand is essential, but it’s also handy to have a tidy space to store your comforts in when you don’t need them, or to keep them away from muddy paw prints and sticky fingers! Enter our Blanket Boxes…With the option of either our Reclaimed Teak Box, Reclaimed Pine Bude Range Box, or even our Reclaimed Teak Trunk, we know you’ll find the piece that fits perfectly in your home.
3. The right light creates the right vibe
The simplicity of striking a match and lighting your favourite candle can transform the atmosphere (and scent!) of any room in a second. Candlelight is a surefire way to create that warm, soft ambiance in your home, helping you to feel all the more snug as the nights draw in. We’ve a large range of beautifully unique candle bowls, pots, lanterns and holders to suit whatever your taste may be, from flamboyant, talking-point pieces like our Teak Root Wooden Floor Holder, to the more simple and subtle items like our Reclaimed Wooden Candle Bowls.
If you’re not so much of a candlelight fan, no problem! We’ve also a wide variety of beautiful rustic wooden table and floor lamps to give that same warm, relaxing glow to a room, all doubling up as eye-catching, one-of-a-kind pieces guaranteed to add bags of character to your home.
4. Stack your firewood in style
If you have a traditional log burner in your home, we know it’s going to sit as one of the main attractions of your living space. This can certainly be one of winter’s most comforting luxuries, watching the vibrant orange flames flicker while you warm your hands or toes and dry out soggy boots after a brisk stomp in the cold. All you need is a charming wicker log basket to stack your firewood in and you’ve got the perfect storybook scene unfolding before you…We offer two sizes of wicker log basket, both beautifully natural and unimposing in their appearance, sure to fit with any home style.
5. The magic is in the details
All too often, it’s in the smaller intricacies of a home that the true magic lies. Attention to detail is where personality sits, individuality and uniqueness - what makes your home your own. Whether it’s the mismatched, eclectic dresser knobs, the rustic rope curtain tie-backs or the bespoke carvings on the legs of a coffee table, the small things are your opportunity to put your stamp on a space. The changing of seasons is an excellent time to have fun and play with these details, exploring new ones that align with autumn and winter. We’ve a host of endearing knick-knacks which will allow you to do just this, from pots and bowls to fill with dried pinecones, aromatic spices and fairy lights, to rustic vases to showcase autumnal bouquets from the season. We know you’ll find something to match your home’s personality perfectly.
So there you have it, five of our top suggestions to transform your home into the cosy hibernation haven you deserve over the colder months. Who said the incoming winter had to be dull and drab? Make it inspiring and inviting with Rustic House.