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Autumn is my favourite time of year, when the nights draw in and the evenings turn chilly. It’s time to stock up on logs, light the candles, pull out the chunky knits and get cosy.
I love giving my home an autumnal makeover by adding extra layers. My top tip is to go for oodles of texture with chunky knits and sheepskin.
I also like to introduce some burnt, rusty browns and oranges. You can do this with soft furnishings like cushions and throws, but also faux flowers like winter berries.
Have fun foraging. At this time of year I always collect handfuls of fallen twigs and branches when I’m walking the dog, bundle them together and place them by the fireplace or in vases and jars. Pine cones also look lovely in a large glass or ceramic bowls.
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This fabulous wooden slats table lamp from French Connection. I love the juxtaposition of the rustic wooden shade against the industrial style concrete base. It would look amazing in my new bedroom.
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I have a new favourite room in the house. Our bedroom! It’s the one room that, up until now, I haven’t been able to get right. So I was determined to transform it into a cosy, relaxing space.
We live in a Victorian terraced house so our bedroom has a large bay window and high ceilings, but it has always felt very cold rather than cosy.
I decided to add some paneling to the walls to add warmth, texture and character. I’m super happy with the results.
Along with the new neutral colour palette, it has completely changed the mood of the room.
Head over to my blog for lots more photos and details of how I achieved this look.
QUESTION TIME >>
Q: Which houseplants are the easiest to look after? (I don’t have a very good track record!) @sam.clarke.7165 via Instagram
A: Philodendrons are a great hanging/climbing plant. They grow super fast and the leaves start to curl when they need watering, so it’s almost like they’re talking to you, making them virtually impossible to kill!
If you’re looking for a larger houseplant then the monstera deliciosa (aka Swiss cheese plant) is easy to maintain. Just water once the top few inches of soil have dried out and keep in a sunny position but not in direct sunlight.
If you’d like me to answer your interior-related questions, please post them on Instagram, make sure you tag me @kerrylockwood and use the hashtag #KerryxLuxemag
You can read more about Kerry and her home at kerrylockwoodindetail.co.uk