I don’t know what it is about this time of year, but it always gives me itchy feet at home. Most people go into home makeover overdrive in the spring but for me it’s all about the autumn. Perhaps it’s the idea of hunkering down at home for a long six months of dark, dreary weather. Whatever the reason, I’ve been thinking about some home renovation projects that I want to get done before Christmas.
Something about this time of year makes me yearn for dark moody colours, lots of textiles and soft lighting. I want to paint my crisp white walls and do away with the sunshine yellow feature wall. That’s unlikely to happen any time soon, but if I was in the market for an update then I’d base it around this a piece of this beautiful Sheesham wood furniture.
Here are a couple of different looks I’ve put together based around a few of the Sheesham wood pieces:
Look 1) Green and copper
You can’t get much more autumn than green and copper. I love the way the two colours play off each other, and I think the dark wood of the Sheesham coffee table really draws the palette together.
- Edgar two seater sofa in forest green, £459 – Swoon Editions
- Copper floor lamp, £138 – MiaFleur
- Cube Sheesham block coffee table, £165 – Quercus Living
- Gold wall hanging reindeer head, £45 – The Contemporary Home
- Knitted grey cushion, £14 – Tesco
2) Retro autumn
I’m a sucker for a bit of retro and there’s something about that 70s print and orange that feels especially cosy at this time of year. In the summer I’m often drawn to candy pinks, turquoise and yellows, but at this time of year I prefer the earthy, bold orange and oatmeal combination. Again, the Sheesham wood cabinet compliments the mid-century colourway perfectly – plus, it would be especially handy for storing all the random toys that seem to collect in our living room!
- Carnaby armchair in oatmeal, £449 – Swoon Editions
- Isobel’s flowers red cushion, £25 – Hunkydory Home
- Cube Sheesham large sideboard, £339 – Quercus Living
- Zara lamp in orange, £99 – Living It Up
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