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making your home cosy for autumn without breaking the bank

I love doing our house up, I love making it cosy, cute and a little shabby chic. I’ve shown snippets of my bedroom and our walk-in wardrobe which are very white and modern but I thought I’d show you some pictures of my living room. 

It’s a space completely different to my bedroom.

My living room is one of my favourite rooms in the house. I’ve changed it around and added a few textures into the mix to make it super cosy. This is the space I use to work in, to watch movies and to make memories with my loved ones 🖤

My family is one of the best things to me. The majority of us are super tight-knit and see each other quite a lot so obviously, I make this space the cosiest it can be, not just for me but for them. My house is pretty full most of the time my mum, sisters, nephews, niece and my cousin are constantly over and I actually love the fact that I have the welcoming house which everybody seems to love and be comfortable in, it reminds me of how my nans house used to be, constant visitors and that’s what makes a home to me, I think my sisters house is going to be the same as she has moved super close which I’m quite happy about. I always keep my family in mind when I make my house cosy and think of the movie nights or game nights we can host.

Adding texture is a great way to make a room cosy and homely. Faux fur and cable knit are a couple of my favourites. I got this giant faux fur beanbag (which now doubles up as a dog bed) from The Range. 

The Range is a great place to get homeware that is so reasonably priced. I picked up this cute cable knit throw which was down the bedding aisle but in all honesty, I never use a blanket or throw in my bedroom but I knew it would be perfect for movie nights. I also got this cute and very fitting cushion which says ‘Reserved for the Dog’ and this is the spot where he sits most days and I lay his pets at home blanket at the bottom so he has his own little cosy spot and I love it.

This Wreath is from Homesense which I get out every single year. Instead of placing it outside to look pretty for passers-by, I like to have it inside so I can enjoy it myself haha!

I love this part, it’s under the TV so everyone’s eyes are drawn here. I have cute fairy lights that are like leaves as you can clearly see here lol from Etsy along with candles and this gorgeous print which was made by fellow blogger Tarnya on her Etsy shop – Sweet Allure.

Candles are my favourite. I have wax melts dotted around the house so it fills my house with sweet vanilla and gingerbread but I will forever have a love for candles. One of my all time favourites is the Vanilla Pumpkin Marshmallow candle by Bath and Bodyworks. It’s a gorgeous sweet but smokey scent which reminds me of bonfire night, I love it.

Fairy lights can make any space look snug, honestly, whether you’re in a small room at uni or you have a huge grand dining room it can make it so pretty and cosy. I have a decent sized living room, it’s quite open and to be honest I don’t really love having lots and lots of art or photos on the walls and where the walls are quite big and a bland shade I didn’t want to just take away my nice feature wall with prints so instead I made my decent size lounge turn cosy it doesn’t take anything away from my beloved Paris wallpaper it just makes it the cosiest and snuggliest place to be and with faux fur and cable knit tied in it creates the calmest space for anybody.

I know I have typed the word cosy about 400 times in this post by now but I used to think a cosy room would have to be small but that’s not the case and I’m so glad I have a spacious living room so I can fit homely furnishings and adding the fairy lights to make it cosier is the perfect addition.

You don’t need to break the bank to make your space homely and comfortable and if you really want to save money you can even youtube DIY’s and find some cute homeware to make. 

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  1. Yasmina Sahraoui
    September 24, 2018 / 7:44 pm

    I love decorating my house for autumn, I just love the colours. I need to plan a trip to Homesense as that wreath is stunning and I need one! x

    • Alicia Rae
      October 24, 2018 / 11:13 pm

      Me too, Homesense is my favourite homeware shop for this time of year – Alicia ♡

  2. jess watts
    September 26, 2018 / 7:29 am

    It looks so cosy, I picked up a pumpkin candle, it just reminds me of autumn going into winter x

    • Alicia Rae
      October 24, 2018 / 11:14 pm

      Aw thank you, that candle sounds amazing! – Alicia ♡

  3. Alice Anne
    September 28, 2018 / 8:19 pm

    I love the Autumn wreath so much! I've been pinning lots of them on Pinterest recently xx

    • Alicia Rae
      October 24, 2018 / 11:15 pm

      Thank you! – Alicia ♡

  4. Rosie Ireland
    September 29, 2018 / 2:22 pm

    my house is already starting to get autumn-themed. i've got all the cuddly blankets out and all the scented candles bought! now it's almost october i am defo feeling more ready for autumn!Rosie

    • Alicia Rae
      October 24, 2018 / 11:15 pm

      Ahhh sounds amazing! thats why I love Autumn and I love nights in this time of year haha – Alicia ♡

  5. Lady Writes
    September 30, 2018 / 11:34 am

    I love to get cosy for autumn with candles and knitted throws too x

    • Alicia Rae
      October 24, 2018 / 11:15 pm

      you cannot beat it! – Alicia ♡

  6. Sarah Jayne Adams
    September 30, 2018 / 5:06 pm

    I love these touches! xx

    • Alicia Rae
      October 24, 2018 / 11:16 pm

      Thank you Sarah! – Alicia ♡

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