It is now quite noticeable how the nights are already drawing in and hence it is time to start thinking about cosying our nests for the darker and colder months ahead… its only 13 weeks to Christmas… no I haven’t even started to think about Christmas and wont until Remembrance Day has been and gone.


House Beautiful - Autumn 2017According to House Beautiful magazine headline the Autumn 2017 trends are “Monochrome is the strongest look this season, floral wallpaper is back with a vengeance and houseplants are here to stay!” The article goes on to say that “Super soft to touch and oh-so luxurious, velvet is a welcome trend. Nature-inspired hues are all the rage and what's more perfect than a rich emerald green? It's a luxurious colour that looks great teamed with blush pinks and copper accessories.”






TealLooking for a brighter aspect –“Teal - An uplifting tone that sits between turquoise and blue, teal is the perfect shade to use to give a room a brighter aspect. It works particularly well when combined with fresh white and looks fantastic with pale blonde wood, as can be seen here. The simple lines of the furniture give a modern feel whilst the teal rug adds a decorative touch and links to the wall colour. Accessorise with soft greys and turquoise glass.”

Did floral wallpaper ever go out of fashion? And houseplants (If you can keep them) are a must aren’t they, for our general health and wellbeing as plants take the carbon dioxide from the air to produce oxygen basically giving us lovely oxygen rich air.


So other than colour trends and festive food and gift buying what else do we need to think about in these next 13 weeks …?


Chichester ChristmasWhere to put the Christmas tree this year?



Fitting everything in can be tricky so my advice would be to declutter before you decorate the halls with bows of holly.


Relatives to stay…

Do you need to spruce up the spare room? Is the mattress lumpy, is there wardrobe space or does it just need a lick of paint and a new duvet set?


DiningroomFeeding the five thousand?



Is your dining suite up to the job??  Do you have enough chairs? How many can your dining table seat?


Lots to think about – watch out for our blogs in the forthcoming weeks with more helpful tips and advice.