With summer almost a distant memory, it’s time to welcome autumn and start thinking about all the new season has to offer. From autumnal activities to new outfits, there’s plenty to plan and look forward to in the months ahead.
Don’t let the cooler weather and darker evenings dampen your spirit when the official start of autumn arrived on September 22. Let’s take a look at ideas for autumn celebrations and ways to embrace the chillier temperatures.
New season, new wardrobe
As the air turns crisp, it’s a good idea to turn your attention to your wardrobe needs. Use this opportunity to store away your summer items and invest in some warmer clothing including essentials such as thermals.
Layers are a great option for autumn so consider adding tights and trousers to your new season wardrobe for comfort and style.
For extra warmth and cosiness when heading out on those chilly days, why not add a chunky cardigan over your favourite blouse or tunic.
Prep your garden
When it comes to your garden, the start of autumn is the time for preparation. The work you do now will ready your plants for the cold winter months.
Use the start of autumn to clean pots and planters, tidy borders and remove any moss from your lawn. If you have any plants that prefer warmer weather, you may want to place them in a sheltered spot for the coming months. You could always brighten up your garden with evergreens that will bring some cheer once the leaves have fallen.
Ensure that local wildlife is well-fed throughout the cooler months and invest in some feeding stations for the birds and squirrels.
Try a new activity
The new season is a great time to discover a new hobby. Why not get creative and try your hand at knitting or painting? These are great activities for the colder, wetter days when you don’t feel like venturing outside.
Autumn is also a good season to expand your skills in the kitchen. You’ll find an abundance of fruits during these months including plums, elderberries, blackberries and apples. Why not get the whole family involved and spend a Saturday afternoon baking a crumble or making jam?
What better way to take advantage of the colder, darker evenings than enjoying a bit of comfort food with a homemade dessert and custard?
Decorate your home
Welcome autumn by decorating your home for the season. With various autumn celebrations taking place, there’s always an excuse to decorate.
Celebrate Harvest Festival with displays of fruit baskets. Decorate pumpkins with the children and choose seasonal flowers as a dinner table centrepiece. Entertain guests at a bonfire party and decorate with red and orange tableware.
As it gets closer to the festive season, create a wreath for your home. Adding scented candles to mantlepieces and tables will add to the festive feel.
Get into nature
The start of autumn is a truly magical time of year. With rolling mists and crisp leaves underfoot, this is a perfect time to take a walk around the park or countryside. Take the kids out and see how many signs of autumn they can spot on your adventure.
Walk around the grounds of your nearest stately home or head to some nearby woodland. Whatever you choose, seize the opportunity to slip on a pair of comfortable boots, wrap up warm and enjoy a fresh autumnal stroll.
With these ideas for autumn celebrations and tips on how to embrace the new season, you won’t be stuck for things to do. And for a stylish and comfortable autumnal wardrobe that will see you through to winter, shop online at www.damart.co.uk.