• Nicola Cummins

A fresh start

September is right around the corner, schools in (we hope?!...) Typically the start of the new year, a fresh term and maybe, a fresh start. Perhaps even a new pencil case, and notebook? I loved that about the new term (disclaimer I STILL love stationary!)...

Stationary from Anthropologie (gifted from a friend)


If you're gearing up for the new term, and you'd like some ideas on how to refresh your home for Autumn, here's what you should be thinking about.


1. Clearing the clutter

Get 'stuff' out from the corners, create a calming sense of space, tidy up those little awkward nooks and crannies, and see what you are really working with. It'll help to create a renewed focus, first of all. Did you find some things you've forgotten about?


2. Storage

Is your home free from distraction? Once you've organised and cleared the clutter, consider investing in some neat storage. You might have seen my previous post on this here


3. Update your colour scheme

Are the colours in your home creating the right feel for you? A great start is to look at the colours you like to wear, those colours are the ones you may be drawn to naturally. Use trend colours wisely, but giving a room a fresh lick of paint is relatively easy and low cost. This autumn the trend colours are turning warmer, with creams, and spice tones.

Image credit: Ferm Living


4. Carving out an area for relaxation

Have you got space for an inspiring corner somewhere with low lighting, and natural textures which encourages slow-living? Having a cosy armchair, a nice soft blanket and introducing a feeling of Hygge, using natural materials. Feeling connected with nature is one of the easiest ways to create calm, and it doesn't have to be a whole room, a little corner will do wonders too.

Image Credit: Zara Home


5. Workspace

If you work from home think about how productive you've been over the last few months? You're probably delighted to get the kids from under your feet and back to school, so now you can actually get some work done?!


I was talking to some friends both in the creative industries, about their working spaces, one likes lots of ideas and visuals around a workspace, to provide day-dreaming and promote ideas. The other requires a more functional workspace that promotes focus and calm, and certainly NO clutter. How do you work best?

image credit: La Redoute


Understanding how your home environment impacts you, is the first step to thinking how to go about improving your home. Interior design has the power to transform spaces, and give you focus. It can be a space of creativity, or a space of calm, through colour and tactile materials, as well as those practical solutions.


If you'd like to discover your style, maximise your home and create a space all about you, then get in touch and we can work together to give your home a fresh new look this September

'Virtual' appointments are available, or 'At Home' if you're located in Sheffield / Derbyshire area too. Whether you need some help with styling your home, finding your perfect paint shades or would like some design ideas, through to full bespoke Interior design - whatever you'd like help with, you can be sure your home will be all about you.

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