Enjoying Autumn with JD Williams – and a Sneak Peek at our New Lounge

I’m not usually a fan of Autumn, but this year I’m really enjoying it so far; I’ve been working on a crochet shawl which is a Christmas present, and it’s been so nice to just escape into the repetitiveness of the stitches in the evening. It’s been a really hard few months, so to have something completely unrelated to work or the kiddos or decorating the house to enjoy at the end of the day is glorious. Also, everyone knows that Autumn is when the TV gets really good; I’ve been absolutely glued to Liar, Doctor Foster, Ambulance, Escape to the Chateau, and Louis Theroux’s latest documentaries – and that’s before you even get to Stranger Things and Blue Planet 2!

What I’ve been really enjoying though, is getting all the blankets out and making myself a little nest on the sofa at the end of the day; the kind folks at JD Williams sent me their Malvern cashmere touch woven throw to get cosy in, and it’s probably the softest blanket I own – I also like that it’s a step away from my usual choice of grey, especially as I’ve been thinking about trying to add a bit of colour back into the house. Daisy’s room is easy peasy – she loves pink, mint, metallics, glitter, unicorns and patterns – but I always find it a bit hit and miss in the lounge. I’ve been pinning like mad, and seem to be really drawn to pink and copper, and a more Scandi type style – we’ve finally got a lounge that is light and bright (the double French doors help!) and I want to make the most of that by keeping the decor as cheerful and crisp as possible. 

I had a quick browse through the JD Williams site (they sell furniture, and it’s really nice and also budget friendly – the ladder shelf below is only £29!), and they’re absolutely nailing the look I’m going for – I made a little collage of all my favourite pieces, and couldn’t resist the geometric Christmas tree decorations. I don’t usually even acknowledge Christmas until the 1st December, but they just fitted in so nicely….!

Many thanks to JD Williams for collaborating on this post. I was sent the blanket for review purposes, but as usual, all words and opinions are my own.

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