With autumn evenings drawing in and the cooler evenings causing a sharp intake of breath, now is a good time to turn our attention to some jobs indoors.
After a prolonged period of shutdown it is the ideal time to get the boiler serviced and safety checked. The same goes for that slumbering Aga/Range cooker that will now be ramped up for those warming autumn meals and toast kitchen suppers.
Time to swap summer bed linens for something a little warmer. Do duvets need replacing? Consider investing in a natural fibre filled duvet which accommodates varying body temperatures whilst keeping you and your partner comfortable throughout the night. Certainly worth a look: John Lewis and Partners, mulberry silk duvet or Devon Duvets
If you do invest in new bedding, get creative with the old. Pet bedding may need a refresh and old bedding can easily be transformed for our furry friends. Make a large pillow case with and inward folding flap for ease of use and to minimise the need for closures that can cause injury if swallowed. Even when freshly washed, old bedding will still have traces of home ingrained in the fabric. With a dogs sense of smell generally being 40+ times greater than ours, they will be very happy to have a place to rest on recycled bedding that has been a part of our homes for many years.
Consider refreshing those high traffic areas in the home that have taken a battering over the summer months. Or for the more adventurous, redesign the bedrooms of those who have flown the nest to university halls!
A cornucopia of inspirational home decor magazines adorn the shelves of the news stand, similarly pinterest and other social media also offer and endless source of ideas from traditional to the obscure.
Whatever takes your fancy, a project that stops us vegetating behind closed doors, will almost certainly prove most rewarding.