As the leaves begin to fall and the darker evenings roll in, we still want to be able to enjoy some time outside. It is that time of the year where it's all about layers and the same applies to your outdoor space. Combine festoon lights with fire pits, blankets and cushions to create a warm, cosy sanctuary.
Introduce New Traditions
The cooler temperatures bring new opportunities to really get cosy; gathering around the firepit, toasting marshmallows, drinking hot chocolate or having the smell of mulled wine in the air and enjoying the crisp autumn air as you snuggle up in cosy blankets.
Decorate your outdoor seating areas by adorning traditional style festoon lights overhead. Secure to tree branches or weave around your pergolas or drape along your fence line. For some pattern styling ideas click here. The warm white, soft glow will add warmth to your autumn nights.
Adding waterproof solar seed lights to outdoor table tops or intertwine amongst foliage and trees to create a cosy vibe to your evening as the soft twinkle complements the campfire or fire pit.
Create a Warm Welcome Home
Create a warm welcome home from your autumnal walk by adorning entranceways and porches with solar seed lights or solar festoon lights. Add the perfect finishing touch to your porch by placing outdoor garden lanterns around the foot your entrance or on stairs, mixing and matching various heights and sizes to create a cosy afterglow.
Bring the Outdoors In
Whilst the time spent outdoors can help you feel refreshed and uplifted, the beauty of autumn can also be brought indoors to bring an authentic sense of calmness into your home. String lights aren’t just for Christmas. Used in the right way, they can provide decorative lighting through your home without looking overtly festive or childish. Lots of fun ways to illuminate kitchens, hallways and even grown-up living rooms. See our blog on how to use fairy lights here.
Embrace indoor and outdoor lighting this autumn!
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