by Julie Lapointe, stylist
As soon as fall starts, the weather pushes us to make changes to our wardrobe and our décor and add some warmth to our surroundings. It’s always a joy to take our favourite knits, wool shirts and furs out of storage. It’s time to set aside the lawn chairs and lemonade and replace them with cosy, plush chairs and warm tea. Get ready for chillier weather with these tips that will transform your home into a warm and cozy abode!
Go for rich colours like warm grey (a classic!) and the ever-mysterious dark blue, which is an absolute must this season. On walls, furniture, accessories… It’s everywhere! These shades, combined with luxurious wool and velvet textures, will turn your home into an enveloping cocoon. Complete the look with a variety of cushions and throws. Whether you’re in the living room for a Netflix marathon or in bed enjoying a well-deserved late morning, you’ll always feel comfortable in this fun ensemble of soft, warm and welcoming fabrics. Splurge on knit throws, wool cushions and even a faux-fur footstool. Its unique look will add a touch of fun to your living room!
Sadly, fall doesn’t just give us colder temperatures – it also reduces our sunlight time. To make the most of the light in your decor, add some decorative candles. Their enveloping and warm glow will bring a twinkle of magic to your cozy ambiance. Set some some big lanterns on your floor, little lamps all around the house or big, beautiful candles, the ones with a knit cozy or tree bark around them, all around the house. Make safety a priority – display them in glass vases. Their simple lines and the glass’ shine will highlight the singular look of your gorgeous candles.
Finally, there’s nothing better than a comforting cup of tea to warm yourself up on a cold night – especially when it’s paired with your favourite cookie recipe! Chillier weather is always an incentive to get back into the kitchen to whip up comforting warm meals and chocolatey treats. Honour your grandmother’s recipes and store your cookies in cute, fun containers. Display them front and center on your counter, and you’ll have everyone in the house craving a sweet treat!
Get ready to keep your body and soul warm and cozy all winter long in your luxurious nest!
Home decoration items may vary from one store to another. Click here for the list of Aubainerie stores that offer home decoration items and accessories.
Julie Lapointe, stylist
As a multidisciplinary stylist, Julie Lapointe knows how to share her creativity and create unique decorative arrangements that will easily fit into your daily life.
In the past 10 years, she collaborated with various media and is now a monthly columnist/designer for the magazines Coup de Pouce and Les idées de ma maison in which she creates stylish home decors, as well as in the Journal de Montréal in which she writes as a shopping expert.
Always on the lookout for new trends, she evolves in this unique world of design with great style and elegance.