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Seasonal Touches | Fall Back In Love With Your Home

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There’s no place like home. Whether you’re returning from a trip or just a long day at the office, no other place is able to welcome you in quite the same way. Homes littered with sentimental items and personal touches are the best and most comforting kind, but it’s also important to remain in love with your living space. I find that the easiest way to avoid that fed up feeling caused by same old is by tweaking and refreshing seasonally.

‘In the Comfort of My Own Home’

Throughout the colder seasons, I enjoy spending time at home so much that I actually schedule it in (I’m serious). There’s a fine line between keeping a house homely and ensuring that it changes enough so as not to become stagnant. Achieving that balance can sometimes feel harder than it looks, but homeware shopping and creative tweaking can also be really enjoyable. I love looking online for inspiration and have recently discovered a wonderful site which provides me with just that: Lions Home (a home and living online shopping portal). By scrolling through this and trusty Pinterest home decor boards, I’ve recently been completely inspired.


Transforming the feel of a room sounds like a pretty big job, but it’s incredible what you can do with just a throw and a couple of cushions. I have a few which vary in colour or theme according to the season and have recently added a navy TK Maxx one to my collection too. Tucking a throw into the sofa cushions or resting one strategically over the side of the sofa’s arm completely switches up the vibe of the area. I’ve also recently reintroduced last Christmas’ icy-toned M&S polar bear cushions in preparation for Winter but red tartan is also wonderful to use at this time of year.


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Seasonal Scents

Nothing creates a cosy atmosphere quite like lighting a candle or two, and Lion Home features some gorgeous high-end ones. The White Company candles and diffusers are my favourite feature as they’re my go-to products when it comes to effortlessly creating a seasonal ambience. Some of their candles are quite literally named after the seasons, making light work of which to feature in your home and when. Their Winter scent which features cinnamon, clove and orange, is just divine but another great one for this time of year is Orange Rind (mine is Orange Grove as it’s last years branding, but I’m pretty sure it’s same candle, different sticker).


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Cosy Touches

Cosy touches come in many shapes and forms. From arranging seasonal flowers and featuring seasonal mugs in the kitchen to laying out cosy hot water bottles; which are practical as well as ascetically pleasing, there are so many additions which can cosy-up a place. When it comes to updating your home with the seasons, it’s the little additions which are the most affordable and which really can make the world of difference.


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*  This post is in collaboration with Lions Home. All words, images and opinions are my own. Please read my full disclaimer for more information. 



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  • Reply Amie Cadwallader

    I’m all about mixing up textures in the colder months! Especially when it comes to blankets!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

    November 1, 2018 at 5:59 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Ooh me too, you can never have too many blankets! x

      November 2, 2018 at 12:01 pm
  • Reply Jenny in Neverland

    Cute post! I absolutely LOVE that Polar Bear cushion. I can’t live without my hot water bottle in the Winter, I have it with me 24/7. I love Christmas in a home, with the fairy lights and candles etc. I’m going to deck my bedroom out a bit more this year and get a little Christmas tree 🙂 xxx

    November 1, 2018 at 6:25 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thanks Jenny! It’s cute isn’t it? I love Christmas at home too, everywhere feels so much more cosy! x

      November 2, 2018 at 12:12 pm
  • Reply Bexa

    I love making little cosy touches to my home, especially around this time of year. Aww, the M&S polar bear cushion is adorable! The stay cosy hot water bottle is really cute too. Candles are so perfect to add that extra homely touch. I’ve been loving the Honey Pumpkin candle you gave me, I light it each evening and it gives off such a comforting and relaxing aroma. Lovely post Soph, thanks for sharing your ideas <3 xx

    Bexa |

    November 1, 2018 at 6:32 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I do too Bexa! Thank you, I’m so glad you’re loving your candle, they just make everything more cosy don’t they?! x

      November 2, 2018 at 1:50 pm
  • Reply Gem Bee

    Great idea about the cushions & throws, I do this a lot on my tired and in need of replacing poang armchair and it does hide a multitude of sins plus I can swap colours & textures easily.

    November 1, 2018 at 6:41 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thanks! It really does work wonders doesn’t it?! x

      November 2, 2018 at 3:33 pm
  • Reply Amy

    I live, love, love candles but hace never tried any from The White Company. Did sniff an orange one in there a little while back and it did have a lovely scent.

    I also love cosying up my home. I was literally looking around earlier today thinking it needed a little something to bring on the cost vibes. Currently got my Harvest Pumpkin candle on to help it along.

    Lovely post Soph,


    November 1, 2018 at 6:42 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I love them too, especially anything seasonal x

      November 2, 2018 at 7:47 pm
  • Reply Rums the Reader

    I love decorating my room and finding new bits and pieces in order to make it cosier, especially in Autumn or Winter, it’s nice to have warmer shades and have cushions and blankets galore! I love that polar bear cushion, super cute and seasonal. Thanks for sharing x

    November 1, 2018 at 7:19 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I do too! I spend so much on homeware! Thank you, I love it too, thanks for stopping by x

      November 2, 2018 at 7:32 pm
  • Reply Rhianna

    I totally agree! One of the things I love about autumn is how common it is to light up candles, snuggle up with some cosy socks, a hot water bottle and some snuggly cushions!

    Rhianna x

    November 1, 2018 at 8:54 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I’m so glad you think so, I’m all for cosy evenings! x

      November 2, 2018 at 7:27 pm
  • Reply Chloe Chats

    Lovely blog post, your pictures are so cute too <3 I always find little cushions and throws make such a difference, sometimes if I want to splash a bit of colour in my living room some new cushions go a long way!

    Chloe xx

    November 2, 2018 at 11:25 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thanks Chloe! I totally agree x

      November 2, 2018 at 3:47 pm
  • Reply Chelsea

    I love using different faux florals to change up a space for each season! And I’m a total blanket junkie, I can’t even count how many throws I have. ????‍♀️

    November 3, 2018 at 3:32 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      Oh that’s such a great touch, and so simple! Haha I’m the same lovely x

      November 3, 2018 at 3:06 pm
  • Reply colleendenise

    I love a good cozy vibe. Theres nothing better than a vanilla scented candle in my opinion. Great post girly!! I love that you schedule time in to be at home, hahaha something I would definitely do!

    November 3, 2018 at 9:36 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      I love vanilla too, it’s so classic isn’t it. Thanks Colleen, I’m so glad you like it x

      November 3, 2018 at 3:08 pm
  • Reply Kiran Singh

    I love the cosy vibe ♡ The fairy lights so pretty! I too schedule in my ‘Me-time’ and absolutely love that time with my little rituals.

    November 3, 2018 at 3:07 pm
  • Reply Jess

    I loved reading this so much because it makes me so excited to have my own home and be able to decorate it and make it our own! I totally agree with you about throws and cushions, I’m definitely planning on having different decorations/cushions for each time of year in our house!

    Jess //

    November 3, 2018 at 8:58 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Aw I’m so glad, thats so exciting for you! I can’t wait to see how you decorate your new home! x

      November 3, 2018 at 9:24 pm
  • Reply Ellie Phillips

    I dont really tend to mix up my space until december when i put up my christmas decorations!

    November 3, 2018 at 9:44 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      That’s fair enough! I get bored so easily so like to switch things up all of the time! x

      November 4, 2018 at 6:28 pm
  • Reply Aaliyah

    I spend the most time at home during the winter, I constantly have candles buring and fairy lights on just to make it feel extra cosy. Love the festive scents always on the lookout for new ones! Lovely post x

    November 3, 2018 at 9:51 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I do as well! It’s a nice touch to make sure the candles are seasonal isn’t it x

      November 4, 2018 at 6:33 pm
  • Reply Sophie Wentworth

    I love making my space nice and cosy, especially this time of year! The White Company candle sounds amazing! I’m always freezing so I love throws and cushions all year but all of the new ones that come out for autumn get me so excited x


    November 3, 2018 at 10:22 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I’m always freezing too and throws are so cosy aren’t they?! x

      November 4, 2018 at 6:38 pm
  • Reply Everything Eden

    Love all of these ideas! Such pretty photos too. I think scents are so important to make your house feel like a home and cosy! Xx

    November 3, 2018 at 10:37 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thanks Eden, I totally agree x

      November 4, 2018 at 6:43 pm
  • Reply Rosie

    This is a cute post with some lovely ideas. I love scented candles! x

    November 3, 2018 at 11:10 pm
  • Reply Nancy

    It is always nice to have some warm vibes at home. After all, it is your living space! I love that there are so many different ways to boost the vibes. Decorating for the season helps big time! Love these candles! They look super high end with the blends, hehe. I saw the hot water bottles earlier today! They look so cool!

    Nancy ♥

    November 4, 2018 at 3:39 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      I totally agree, thanks Nancy! x

      November 4, 2018 at 6:49 pm
  • Reply Nina

    Love this idea. I have seasonal scents and winter cushions and throws. It just makes it all that more cosy in winter time. Glad I’m not the only one – my mom goes all out and changes all her mugs etc to winter ones. She’s a massive Christmas/winter fan!
    Nina x

    November 4, 2018 at 11:04 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thanks Nina, I totally agree that it makes such a difference. I love Christmas mugs too, but haven’t got mine out yet! x

      November 4, 2018 at 6:54 pm
  • Reply Emily M

    Ooh I love decorating my room for each season! My favourite thing about Autumn/Winter is all the cosy cushions and blankets ?

    November 4, 2018 at 2:07 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I’m so glad you do too, I love making the house more cosy x

      November 4, 2018 at 7:36 pm
  • Reply Asher Downer

    I totally agree with this post!

    November 4, 2018 at 5:42 pm
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