MAKE IT THE COSIEST AUTUMN YET

When the skies are dark and dreary and the summer heatwave feels like a thousand years ago, there’s nothing like a good, old fashioned evening in. So, home lovers, we’ve put together a few top tips to give your home that warm, snug, I’m-not-budging autumnal glow...

1.Find the cosy cushions and fluffy throws of your dreams 
Don’t settle. You deserve the softest, squishiest, snuggliest cushions, throws and blankets that grace the planet. And don’t stop till you find them (right here at Homesense, of course).

2.Pick a good series
With chilly evenings setting in, we’re entering that time of year when you don’t need to feel a shred of guilt for plowing through an entire series in two days. Just make the most of it and choose a good ‘un (psst – look out for the new Netflix series, Maniac, starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill).

3.Cook up some comfort food
The baggy jumpers are back out and they’re not going anywhere, which means there’s no better time to settle down with your favourite comfort foods. We’re talking mac n cheese, shepherd’s pie and casserole and chips – pick up a fancy pants casserole dish in store, search for a scrumptious recipe and stuff yourself silly.

4.Don’t fall for the first light you see
When it comes to that ‘cosy’ feeling, lighting is key. Big overhead lights are a no-no, so find smaller, warm lamps and fairy lights that fill your heart/home with joy. Don’t forget to light some scented candles and dot them around the room too (Elton John style).