Cosy chic

As I write this, I notice it’s the first evening that there’s a light chill in the air. This is a sign that it’s time to start feathering the nest for the dark evenings and rainy weekends ahead. While this may sound a bit gloomy, don’t despair – there’s a lot to be said for the activities associated with cosy nights in.

As autumn beckons, the bedroom is an obvious candidate for a mini-makeover; one that doesn’t require anything structural. Mine is going to be a place for curling up under a chunky wool throw on a Friday night with a fresh series on Netflix, and as many early nights as possible so I can try and make a dent on the ever increasing pile of books stacking up in the bedside #bookclubpromises!

To free up a little extra space on said bedside, I’ve been pondering a pair of pendant lights for my boudoir – so we asked our stylist Gem to share her take on how one great pendant light can work in three ways. It was a tough gig to narrow it down to just the one design, so we’re shining a light on a few of our favourites in the Buyer’s Guide on page 26 too.

This year we also want to expand on the decorating ideas we feature in homestyle to help you imagine the enhancements that can easily be made at your place – so we’ve partnered with Citta Design to share insider tips. Take a look at the bedroom on page 33 where we found that simply switching accessories can really change the mood of a room. Go ahead and try something similar yourself.

We would love to see how you update your bedroom with a little chic cosiness for our Style Your Space competition.

Alice Lines @lineslikes

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