'Following nature's rhythms in your home is every bit as rewarding as watching the buds of spring blossom open or the autumn leaves start to fall. It connects us with nature and the world around us and also rings the changes in your home so that it moves and changes with the wider surroundings,' says Tricia.
'I remember my grandparents always changing their curtains twice a year for heavier, thickly lined ones in the winter and similarly taking up woollen rugs and throws in the summer, as the weather warmed.
'This does not have to be a costly exercise – in fact a few simple changes can lift your spirits, change your atmosphere and breathe new life into your environment. Think of your home as an extension of your wardrobe – we would swap heavy sweaters for light cotton and so forth so why not treat your home to some easy updates.'
Seasonal decorating – for fall and winter
1. Add cozy texture with rugs and cushions
Fall is an important time to add comforting layering in your rooms – choosing a rug or two can help add to warmth underfoot.
2. Layer up your bed
Styling a bed for fall will rely on great layering, too.
3. Create a homely feel with candles
The best candles can totally transform a room's atmosphere – and no more so than in fall.
'Scent your home with delicious fragrance – scented candles add another layer to your interior with scent but also twinkling lights feel celebratory and welcoming. A ritual as the nights draw in.'
Seasonal decorating – for spring and summer
Spring and summer seasonal decorating relies on choosing lighter weight fabrics to allow light and air into your rooms.
1. Swap heavy fabrics for lighter materials
'Take up heavy woollen throws and blankets and swap them for lighter linen ones.
'Do the same with your cushions – swap a few velvets or wools for a lighter linen or cotton – our Brera Lino cushions add a crisp freshness.
'Roll up your rugs –now is the perfect time to get them cleaned and store them away for when the clocks go back in the autumn.
2. Bring the outdoors in
'Bring the outside in – fill a vase with flowers or herbs from the garden and if possible scented ones – again, it need not be a huge floral arrangement; just a few stems and flowers make a difference.'
3. Dress the garden to extend boundaries
'Paint a wall in your garden to reflect your interior – it’s a simple and easy way of extending the boundaries and makes the most of your outdoor space.'
Tricia Guild OBE is the creative force of Designers Guild and has been at the forefront of interior design since starting the company in the early '70s. Internationally renowned for her passion for color, pattern and texture as well as her signature lifestyle brand and books, Tricia Guild has been setting the pace with her dynamic and innovative collections, instantly recognisable for her unique and contemporary style.
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