We’re sorry to say it, but summer is drawing to a close. Picnics are being packed away, blankets pulled out of storage and it’s starting to get a little bit darker at night. But if you’re anything like us, you might actually be looking forward to the new season, and are already planning those autumnal cosy nooks. Whether you’re excited or not, now is the time to get ready for the autumn months ahead.

Let there be light

While making the most of the natural light can make a big difference, it’s not always possible especially when it gets dark at 4pm! Lighting is your secret weapon once the days start to get shorter and adding lamps to everything from sideboards and console tables, to storage cabinets and nests of tables, is a great way to add a soft glow to any room.

We’ve got lamps to suit every interior decor scheme, from elegant glass designs, such as the Palma, to the statement Carlton, plus a selection of floor lights that are ideal for brightening up corners of your home.

Hambleton lamp | @laurensnihome

Maximise space

A cramped and cluttered home will always feel dark and dreary, whatever the weather. Autumn is a good time of year to have a sort out and invest in new furniture. Our painted ranges are perfect for adding lightness and warmth to your rooms.

Brindle double wardrobe | @edwardian_home_renovation

Mirror magic

When it comes to brightening up a home, mirrors are your best friends. Now we know this isn’t a new concept but you can’t deny that a beautiful and well-placed mirror can help trick the eye into believing a room is brighter and larger than first thought. Browse our wide range of mirrors, from rustic oak styles to contemporary glass and metal designs, along with large statement pieces, such as the Madeline gold mirror, you’re sure to find something to suit your home.

Solid oak wall mirror | @farmhouse_by_the_brook

Get accessorising

Transform your sofa into a cosy spot to while away the autumn evenings by adding tactile cushions and throws. It’s a simple and affordable update that will make the space much more inviting on those cold, dark nights.

Hampsted sofa | @32brookview

The opportunities for keeping your home as light and bright as possible are endless. We’d love to know any tips and tricks you might have. Tag us at #Oakfurnitureland on Instagram, to show us how you’ll be keeping your home bright this autumn.