It’s official, we’re in the fiery depths of autumn, and from the looks of things, there’s no going back anytime soon. The wind’s blowing, the leaves are golden, suddenly an umbrella has become something we can’t leave the house without “just in case”, but it’s time to embrace it! That’s right, we’re immersing ourselves in all things autumn, and do you know what? It’s not all that bad! Snuggly blankets, all the reality TV you could possibly watch, and even better – the perfect excuse to get crafty! With Halloween just around the corner, there are plenty of little ways to prep your home for the season!
Topaz waves crash against the shore as you lie, eyes closed on sand that really is as white as the pictures promised, and just as soft as the travel agent said! You inhale. What’s that smell? It’s familiar… ah yes, the smell of holidays. That warm, sweet smell you’ve come to associate with summer and sun lotion. It smells of coconut and smooth, velvety vanilla, yet it’s fresh too, floral in fact, the kind of smell that only somewhere as tropical and dreamlike as the Seychelles could produce. You sink further into your bed of sand, much better than your bed at home. Way better, in fact. This really is the height of relaxation, of uncomplicated living, the high life! You inhale again… mmm… red fruits and ylang ylang. Surely it’s cocktail o’clock by now? You open your eyes, blow out your Escpaology Seychelles candle and walk from the living room to the kitchen – it’s got to be noon somewhere, right?
The bedroom. Your sanctuary. The place you go to unwind in. Where you awake after a good night’s rest and relax after a hard day’s work. The room in your home most reflective of your own style and taste. And of course, where the magic happens… sleep.
It’s the room of contradictions. It’s where you require tranquillity and solitude. When the door shuts, it doesn’t just shut out the hallway, it shuts out the world. It’s also where you require a screeching warning siren called an “alarm” to alert you that a new day has begun. As if you didn’t know already, the dog’s been licking your face since 6am and you’ve been plotting revenge on the birds for singing ever since.