Autumn Aesthetic: How to fall in love with fall
I’m ready for the shorter days and the crisp breeze of autumn. ready for the sweaters and combat boot. and I’m so ready for summer to conclude. This is also a great time and a perfect excuse to redo your home to welcome the change in season and soak in the spirit of the festivals.
“The perfect colours for this time are deep-burnt orange, magenta, brown, peach, pale coral, charcoal, marigold, peacock and dusty rose”, says Nagabhushan Hegde of Script by Godrej & Boyce.
Lighting and Candles
Right from ceiling lights to lamps, lighting plays a key role in setting the mood right. With the days becoming shorter and the nights longer, you will certainly want to add brighter lighting to your favourite spaces. Lights with mellow, balmy and ambient glows can add to the hygge. Use autumn-scented candles to celebrate all the coziness. No, you do not have to opt for conventional pumpkin spice candle; choose cranberry, cinnamon and apple instead.
Dried flower arrangements, cane baskets with potpourri, driftwood, jute and dried or faux berries can add a personalised touch. A caramel-coloured cooking space will motivate you to make some delectable fall treats. This shade when incorporated via vintage containers and vessels, adds a ‘homey’ touch to the kitchen. “Try grouping small patterned pumpkins on a kitchen countertop to add a touch of instant colour and fall inspiration to a usually mundane countertop,” adds Parikh.
You can curl up cozily by a fire
Though in general I'd have to say that fire makes me a little nervous, I love a good fireplace fire. There is absolutely nothing in the world like grabbing a great book (or my Kindle!) and snuggling up to a fireplace alight with oranges and reds and even some deep blues. Even better is when you leave the room for a minute and return to find the fire still blazing, warm and waiting for you. There is nothing like curling up in front of a warm hearth (preferably with a cute animal of some kind) to get that cozy feeling that comes with fall. I'm not a fan of cold weather at all, but, when it starts to get chilly, a fire is a great way to turn up the heat.
Warm drinks heat things up.
Now I've seen quite a few mentions about Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Lattes on Twitter and on other blogs, so I'll start there. These things are delicious, and you can't get them just any time you want 'em. You have to wait until the fall. And all of that waiting makes them even more delicious. In addition to these delicious drinks, you can also indulge in hot chocolate and warm apple cider. Yum! There's nothing like some mini marshmallows or a swirling cinnamon stick to make you feel warm inside and out. It's especially nice when you can have one of these warm drinks outside, the heat from the liquid warming you every time you take a sip.
Seasonal treats make their debut
Some of my favorite foods come out in full force when the weather starts to cool down. For example, apples. They are at their best when it's fall. They are delicious by themselves or (if I'm lucky and my mom makes one) in a pie. And, even more important than apples is candy corn. There is absolutely nothing in the world better than a fresh bag of Brach's candy corn. Since I don't eat these any other time of the year, they feel like an extra special fall treat when I pick up a big in mid-September.