10 Simple Pleasures To Enjoy This Autumn

Ten simple pleasures to enjoy this autumn

Autumn is a season of great contrasts and changes. The trees change from shades of green to hues of gold and bronze. Days get shorter and cooler so we tend to hunker down and spend more time indoors.

While the onset of winter can sometimes make us feel  a bit down, the season also brings its own distinctive joys and a feeling of cosiness. So here is a list of some of the simple pleasures to enjoy this autumn.

Autumn leaves in Hampstead Heath

1) Spend time outdoors

Make the most of crisp, clear days. Enjoy a walk through a forest or heath wrapped up in a chunky jumper, enjoying the sound of the leaves crunching underfoot.

Scandinavian bedroom in white, grey and black

2) Layer up your bed

Add some extra blankets and cushions to your bed to turn it into a warm and snug haven.

Orange Vegetable Soup Recipe - Healthy Lunch Ideas from Mocha

3) Make soup

Warm, nutritious and delicious; freshly made homemade soup using seasonal ingredients is the perfect food for autumn.

Pumpkin Spice Scones - Mocha UK

4) Bake

Bake something tasty that fills your home with the aromatic scents of autumn like these Pumpkin Spice Scones.

Coffee, Books and Rain

5) Coffee, Books and Rain

On a wet day, what could be nicer than sitting by a window with a hot cup of coffee and a good book while the rain pours down outside?

Reading Nook

6) Reading nook

If you’ve got a bit of spare space somewhere in your home, you could turn it into a cosy reading nook. It’s the perfect place to escape to with a book when you want to hibernate in the cold weather.

Candles and hygge in the living room

7) Candles

Brighten up those dark evenings with some candlelight – and bring some warm light and ‘hygge’ into your home.

Declutter your clothes for a minimalist wardrobe

8) Declutter your clothes

It’s the perfect time to have a good sort through all the winter clothes in your wardrobe. Get rid of anything that has worn out or no longer fits. It’s such a satisfying feeling to open the doors to a streamlined and organised cupboard. Why not also try experiment with different clothing combinations? You might discover that you can put together some brand new outfits using your existing clothes.

Greek / Mediterranean style dinner party table setting

9) Host a dinner party

Invite a bunch of your good friends over for a dinner party. You can experiment with different cuisines. Perhaps have a specific theme? Or you can ask everyone coming to bring something for the meal.

But there are no set rules. The most important thing is to have an enjoyable evening, spending time with people you like being with.

Plants in the home

10) Plants

Bring some more plants into your home for an outside in feel. Not only do they add decoration, but plants also promote a sense of wellbeing.

What else would you add to this list? 

[Image Credits: 1 – Brett Jordan | 2 – Mocha | 3 – Mocha | 4 – Ollie & Seb’s Haus | 5 – Used Not Confused |   6 – Remodelista | 7 –  Krom | 8 – Like a Fashion Girl | 9 – Blue Villas  | 10 – Alvhem ]