With the end of the heatwave in our corner of the world, the weather has taken a distinctly autumnal turn. We've been picking blackberries and making bramble jelly, baking plum crumbles and wearing woolly socks to bed. As the seasons slowly turn, we thought it was time to turn our attention to ways to autumn-proof your home with linen.
Cosy up with a linen throw
There's something so comforting and homely about snuggling up under a blanket, but temperatures haven't quite dropped enough for full-on wool throws yet. Instead, for Fall a linen throw makes the perfect choice. Linen will keep your comfortable but not too hot, and a linen throw is a great cool-weather friend strewn across the sofa for evenings in front of the telly or curled up with a book.
A smart yet easy linen shirt
For this transitional time of year a linen shirt can see you through from office to evening, beach to bar. Wear it unbuttoned over a slip dress on days when the sun just isn't hot enough, and buttoned up with a pair of jeans for a weekend walk. For work pair with a blazer and cigarette trousers to keep this professional but not too formal.
Pyjamas you'll wear all winter
Finding the right pair of pyjamas is important for cooler nights. Your summer nightie might just not be enough now that the nights are drawing in, so look for a well-cut pair of linen pyjamas to keep you comfortable while you slumber. Linen will wick moisture away from your body, as well as regulating your body temperature. Great for those nights when the thermometer goes from warm to too hot and dips to cold again. These get softer and more supple with each wash, and will see you happily through the winter to spring. Get yourself a few pairs so your nighttimes are sorted for the next few months - and even longer.
A fresh new tablecloth
While summer is a time for picnics and outdoor eating, as the weather changes we tend to eat inside more. To ready your kitchen or dining room for the bounties of Fall - the apple sauce, the pumpkin pies, the roasted vegetables, the steaming casseroles and homely bakes - invest in a fresh new tablecloth. Our linen tablecloths are durable and wash brilliantly, so you don't need to worry about spills. They don't even need ironing if you like to embrace the charming crumples that give linen fabric its unique texture and character.
Some linen bedlinen to hunker down with
Autumn is about finding pleasures in the outdoors but seeking shelter and comfort in the home. There's nothing lovelier than slipping into a freshly-made bed with new linen bedlinen. Choose from our wide range of colours to add some tone and depth to a Fall colour scheme if you've had enough of simple summer whites. All our bedlinen is machine washable and can be tumble dried, making it very easy to care for. And it will last for years, helping you to sleep peacefully and comfortably from season to season.
What are your favourite things about the changing of the season?