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Bits & Pieces: Autumn home decor touches

November 2, 2016

With crisp, chilly mornings and beautiful red leaves littering the pavement we are well and truly feeling the Autumn in Bristol. So I have been trying to get my Hygge on and get cosy whilst appreciating the little things that make this season so wonderful. I have found myself obsessively taking photos of trees and leaves on my walk to work and have cracked out the Autumn home decor touches.

red autumnal tree in bristol

red autumn leaves and blue skies

This Lakshmi wall hanging is something I brought back from India with me, it actually looks really good against the red walls of my flat. The long branch was rescued from a local park when taking pictures for this post last year. I used to have it wrapped in copper string lights which alas didn’t survive the move, however, these feather fairy lights are a great replacement and cast a really soft glow in the evening.


You know Autumn has arrived when I crack out the homemade Autumn leaf wreath. I made this last year, check out the DIY here, and it’s held up really well. I love how it looks against all the trinkets and glassware I’ve amassed on my mantlepiece. I definitely take a more is more approach to interior design, however, all of those pieces mean something to me and I can tell you where and when I got each one – ok maybe excluding the Ikea cactus haha!


Here’s one of several Ganesh’s I have dotted around the place, he seemed to be something I sporadically started collecting in India. I think the combo of copper and fairy lights is so perfect for this time of year. The fairy light Bombay Sapphire bottle was a present from friends. Weirdly enough I am one of the only people I know who can’t stand gin. It’s actually annoying, I feel like I am a bad millennial and am missing out ha! But the bottle is such a pretty colour and they know how much I like blue.

Decorating with natural elements such as wood and seashells is a great way to make your home seem more rustic and to me rustic = Autumnal.

autumnal home decor touches fairy lights in bombay sapphire bottle

Finally, I like to constantly change up my table to reflect the seasons so here’s the current display. I ‘m using the clay leaf candle holders I made last year, along with some copper and glass vases and an olive wood candle holder. Also, how cute is that elephant Urban Outfitters mug? Not part of the tablescape usually just too cute to leave out. ๐Ÿ™‚

autumnal dining tablescape

autumnal dining table flatlay

Buuut this is where you find me for a frankly embarrassing amount of the time on weekends. I am really enjoying taking time to enjoy a coffee in bed as I prepare for the day. Full disclosure this often turns into several coffees and an epic Netflix binge. It’s just so cosy and warm!

Autumn cosy weekend mornings in bed flatlay

So that’s a peek into how I’m bringing Autumn into your home. How about you? How do have any special pre-Christmas decor that you bring out?

I will be sharing my flat tour photos later this month, I’m just waiting for a free weekend so I can take photos in daylight. ๐Ÿ™‚

Love, Sarah x

P.S. Here’s how I decorated my old flat last Autumn.

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