Now that the dreaded clocks have gone back and the evenings are really drawing in, it marks the perfect time to make a similar seasonal shift at home.

Making a seasonal shift at home doesn’t need to be a daunting task. It’s actually fairly straightforward once you understand what makes your home feel more homely during the winter months and you have easy and cost effective ways of doing so.

So let’s delve into these key principles of making a seasonal shift!

*And don’t worry – you won’t have to spend a fortune…

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Your Winter Nostalgias


First of all, it’s important to understand what you associate winter with. Is it those cosy nights in by the fire with a cup of tea in hand and a movie on? Perhaps it’s enjoying a hot chocolate with a good book on a Sunday afternoon when it’s raining outside.

Whatever it may be, make sure you start to re-introduce the activity into your week or month. Ease it back in and start to embrace the colder weather and the activities you love to enjoy during this time.

During the colder months you will inevitably spend more time at home indoors. I know I love to spend a Sunday afternoon reading a good book and drinking lots of tea or hot chocolate. I even enjoy doing some crafts too!

Everything I don’t normally have time for in the summer (or avoid doing as it will mean more time spent inside when the weather is nice) I do – and make a point of doing more – during the winter.

So now we understand more of why and what you associate winter with, how can we prepare or alter the home for this?


The Comfort


During the winter I love to make my home as cosy and warm as possible. Warm, thick and luscious blankets, throws and cushions come out and are kept everywhere.

As someone who loves to follow the summer sun, it’s imperative that during the winter months I have the warmest textiles possible at home.

I have rounded up my ultimate winter warmers below…

(These can all be used in pretty much any room of the house!)

Brissi, Luxury Fur Blanket in Pearl Grey, Large

This beautiful faux fur blanket also comes in a Natural Oyster colour and Blush Pink.

Brissi, Kennedy Blanket in Pale Taupe

This gorgeous warming blanket also comes in Grey , Pink and Green.

Brissi, Cape Cod Cushion in Cream

This cushion also comes in Light Grey , Dark Grey and Dusty Pink.


The Scents


For some, winter revolves around sandalwood, cinnamon and spicy scents. Personally, I prefer more muted scents that aren’t too intense. (I actually don’t like cinnamon so many off the shelf winter scents don’t agree with me!)

Whilst in the summer months I love a floral or more fruity scent at home, it is important to shift into winter with a more “masculine” based scent.

To make this shift, I swap diffusers and candles to less fruity / floral scents.

Soho Home, Linnea’s Lights Candle, Reserve Earl Grey

Soho Home, Linnea’s Lights Candle, Forest Fir


I hope this post has given you an insight into how you can prepare your home for the winter and make that seasonal shift! What do you associate winter with? And how do you like to make the seasonal shift at home? Share it with us in the comments below!

All the best,

Jessica xo


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