The Start of Autumn

There is something so inviting about the welcoming of Winter. I know we've harped on about it for the last few weeks now, but nothing beats coming home to a cosy house, popping on your Wintery pyjamas and upon closing the curtains, the warmth of the radiator hits you as you look outside at the cold and dark weather, knowing that you're tucked up and all snug for the rest of the evening. That's what bliss is for us right now. The simple things.
Winter calls for cheeky hot chocolates with huge servings of marshmallows and squirty cream. We've just discovered Nutella hot chocolate and are currently enjoying a mug most nights, because it's just too tasty not to have when you're catching up on some trashy TV - Yes, TLC for the win. Every night.
My papa always said that when I lived with them, it was like living in Blackpool with all the lights on. The same still applies in our home now, and the first thing I do when I'm through the front door is dim the main lights and turn on all the fairy lights. It creates the most cosy of rooms. We think so anyway!
Candles are on throughout the year in our home, but this year we've gone even more candle crazy and have realised that this house can be heated so much with just 8 candles lits in the living room (money saving for us - see ya heating!). These Ikea tealights were far too cute to not pick up (not that I needed an excuse).
Ahh Winter, we are embracing you with open arms this year.

39 comments

  1. This post is so so lovely! There's definitely something special about lighting candles, drinking hot chocolate and just cosying up when autumn comes around :)


    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

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  2. Daisy Churchward30 October 2014 at 19:00

    Your room is just the prettiest! I'm moving in the next few weeks and I'm going to buy hundreds of candles I swear!


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  3. Ah candles and hot chocolate...what a perfect combination. I've just discovered strawberry white chocolate hot chocolate and I am loving that! Or warm milk and mashmallows, either are perfect for a cosy night in :)

    Heather x
    http://heatherrrrm.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. I wish I had your eye for decor, it just looks so cosy and inviting.

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  5. Your living room looks absolutely cozy and inviting! I would like you to come decorate my entire house :D I have been lighting candles and drinking my weights worth in hot chocolate lately.

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  6. I just love how cosy and homely your rooms always look, you have such amazing taste! x


    www.upon-mysleeve.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. All of the fairy lights! Your home looks so perfect for snuggling down in, I love it

    xxx

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  8. Looks soo cosy! The perfect place to be in Autumn/Winter, I love these photos and the sweet candles and lanterns! Abi :)

    MyW0rldMyView

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  9. I'm not really a Winter person but your blog is turning me into one! haha. It's Spring here in Australia but I kind of wish it was Autumn, everything is so cosy & warm! Another lovely post x

    Angela | The Sunday Chapter

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  10. Oh God. I want your lounge. Like, in my house. With fairy lights. And candles.


    It looks sooo cosy and absolutely gorgeous Katy! Love an Autumn evening at home :) xx


    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog

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  11. Your fairy lights are so adorable! xx

    Ioanna | <a href="http://www.hearting.co.uk'>Hearting</a>

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  12. Creative Countryside31 October 2014 at 11:10

    Love the cosy atmosphere. I've just bought some more autumnal-scented candles so hopefully my house will look like this later tonight!
    x

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  13. I love this time of year - can't wait to crack out the Christmas films! (Elf.)

    Your living room is gorgeous, definitely taking inspo for cosying up mine :)

    Christy x

    Dinner Stories

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  14. Ooh I know, and now that it's November we can definitely start on Christmas things! x

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  15. MM, I bet they'll smell amazing!

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  16. Ahh thanks Katy, so lovely of you to say!

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  17. Ha! I'm glad to hear it...! Although, Australia sun would also be pretty nice!

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  18. Thanks Abi - it's definitely our cosiest room!

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  19. Thanks Laura - I love it too! ha.

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  20. Ahh thanks! It's my favourite room to cosy down in.x

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  21. Ha, that's so so sweet of you Kenzie! Hot chocolate is always a good choice!

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  22. It most certainly is - that hot chocolate sounds amazing!

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  23. OOh do, nothing beats lots of candles in the winter!

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  24. There really is - that's the best bit about Autumn!

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  25. I love all the bundling up and hot drinks too problem is in Glasgow we also get loads of rain :(
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

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  26. Oh wow your living rooms looks so gorgeous! I'm so excited to go home from Christmas, living in a student house means our living room isn't quite so cosy!

    Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  27. My hips do not think so highly of hot chocolate, but the rest of me does ;D

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  28. TLC is the best! Also Nutella hot chocolate?! Never seen it but I must track some down. x

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  29. I love how cosy your room looks :)

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  30. Can't get it enough.. guilty pleasure ha! And the nutella was just warm milk and a tablespoon of nutella. YUM!

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  31. Ahh - it was from Next last year! x

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  32. Oh boo.. There's plenty of rain down here too!

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  33. I absolutely love your room! Obsessed with deco items <3

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