Autumn Days and Cosy Nights

Hello and welcome to Abode. This week our inspiration blog features Halloween home decor that's not just for children, and how to make the best of these beautiful British Autumn days...

At First 4 Blinds, we love to help make your home cosy as the weather gets colder, using our high-quality window dressing and interior design expertise. If you are quick to order soon, we are pleased to be able to guarantee orders for made to measure curtains to be in your home by Christmas. Or if you prefer blinds, we have an extensive range of designer window blinds available, come and visit our Showroom to see! And for all the little things that make your house your home, our Interiors Boutique currently has some perfect finishing touches.

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First up on our list ahead of upcoming Halloween, is some pumpkin inspired decor. Pumpkins aren't just for carving scary faces, they can make fabulous centrepieces and create a warm, cosy glow. The pumpkins pictured above have been intricately cut into lanterns and look spectacular when lit up with candles. At Abode we really like that these pumpkins have been kept quite rustic to create a soft and natural look.

However, if you're entertaining guests over this festive holiday, or perhaps enjoy adding a touch of sparkle to your home decor, you will love the pumpkins pictured in the link below.

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If carving is altogether too messy (those gooey seeds can get everywhere!), why not consider painting your pumpkin instead? Glittering gold adds a Cinderella-esque feel to the room, and the use of decorative silk ribbons makes the sophisticated transformation complete...

Next up we have a way to bring gorgeous changing autumn colours into your home. The link posted below is a DIY tutorial to make your own autumn leaves fairy light garland. Just wrap up cosy and visit your favourite outdoor place, collect a few of the best fallen leaves, and in no time you'll have a stunning autumnal light display!

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We hope you have enjoyed our article today and that we have sparked a few autumn home decor ideas for you. To close, here is a link to some lovely Chinese Lantern flowers (Physalis alkekengi) they are so perfect for this time of year (photo credit:

Although Autumn is the season of perpetual change, it is definitely beautiful and deserves special recognition. If you would like any advice or to ask about any of our products and services at First 4 Blinds, please don't hesitate to get in touch:

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