With the arrival of the new season, householders often like to bring a slightly different ambience to their interior spaces.
Living in rented accommodation should not stop you transforming a room.
For those in unfurnished accommodation, simply changing one or two pieces can often make a difference.
Those living in furnished homes can always accessorise with smaller items, such as table lights, throws and cushions.
As the days become cooler and summer fades, bringing some earthy autumn tones into the house can add a little warmth.
Soft browns, mossy greens and even a hint of chestnut or mulberry can help to create a cosy and inviting environment.
Hints of burnt orange, creamy beiges or greys and even muted yellow can also work well.
Combine these shades with tactile blankets etc – and work with contrasting textures to create rooms you simply want to settle down in to hibernate for a while.
One or two pieces here and there can make all the difference – or welcome the season with open arms and opt to create one whole room that can become your autumn sanctuary.
Argos, www.argos.co.uk: Argyll fabric chair – mink, £399.99, check cushion – mulberry, £14, check throw – mulberry, £16, medium lantern in silver, £22, rural retreat faux fern house plant, £8, rural retreat printed ceramic candle, £8, rural retreat set of two hares, £10, rural retreat set of three animal candles, £7.50
National Trust, www.shop.nationaltrust.org.uk: Antique rustic Buchanan throw, £35
John Lewis, www.johnlewis.com: Design Project No 159 vase, tall, £100, medium, £80, small, £70
Dunelm, www.dunelm.com: Auburn glass table lamp, £49
Bean Bag Bazaar, www.beanbagbazaar.co.uk: Earthen Soul colour pop pouffes, £79.99