You may not be a fan of the cooler weather and shorter days – but there are plenty of things to love about autumn. Kicking up the leaves; the occasional clear, bright day; conkers and making casseroles, stews and bakes are all things we love here at Cosy Home.
When the daylight’s gone, we’ll be cosying up on the sofa with a mug of tea and one of these warm throws in autumnal colours – here, we’ve picked out a few of our favourites for you.
1. Mohair throws, Bronte
Add a touch of glamour to your home with this luxurious Bronte mohair throw. Ideal for adding interest to a plain sofa and for snuggling up when watching a film. Measures 135 x 180 cm. Light yet durable, mohair is a luxury fabric made from the fleece of the Angora goat. The throws are dyed, blended, carded, spun, woven and finished all on one site in the UK for a top quality result. Available in a range of autumn colours, £79.95 from Annabel James.
2. Taupe and orange baby alpaca throw, Sophie Allport
Made from the best Peruvian baby alpaca, this throw will complement any decor, contemporary or classic. The finest fleece of the alpaca is called ‘baby alpaca’ and provides a featherweight soft fibre that is warmer and lighter than cashmere yet stronger and more durable. Alpaca is known for its naturally hypo-allergenic properties, making it ideal for anyone with a wool allergy. Available in a range of colours. £165 from Sophie Allport.
3. Ombre mustard throw, Tesco
This two-tone throw in grey and mustard is a practical choice as it’s 100% acrylic and machine washable. Ideal for keeping on the kitchen chair, especially if the dog has a tendency to jump up. £25, available in selected Tesco stores and online.
4. Shetland wool throw, Ville & Campagne
A distinctive and contemporary throw in a modern reversible spot/check design, this throw is made from pure new Shetland wool for extra warmth. Available in grape/caramel, grey , dust pink and blue and sage, a selection of warm colours that will suit any room. 140cm x 185 cm. £82, available from Ville & Campagne.
5. Heritage cashmere throw, Alison at Home
Woven in Yorkshire, the Heritage cashmere collection uses the finest A-grade quality cashmere. Available in a choice of eight colours, the lightweight throws are soft to the touch and feature a smooth weave and a tasselled fringe. 80cm x 156cm. £265, available from Alison at Home.
6. Woollen plaid with orange edge, HÜBSCH
Orange edging gives this grey plaid throw a bit of zing. Made from wool, it measures 170cm by 130cm and costs £139 from At Number 67.
7. Warm brown faux fur throw, Tesco
This 160cm by 125cm throw offers a little practical luxury. It’s hard wearing but warm and cosy, so ideal for keeping on a sofa or adding some extra warmth to wintery bedrooms. £30, available in selected Tesco stores and online.
8. Bright stripe throw, Marquis & Dawe
Cheer up a grey, drizzly autumn day with this bright multi stripe throw. With a soft and cosy texture, it’s made from 58% cotton, 35% acrylic and 7% polyester and measures 150cm x 200 cm. £55, available from Marquis & Dawe.
9. Chunky wool cerise throw, Nutmeg and Sage
This bright chunky throw is hand crocheted in wool and made to order. Makes a bright splash of colour in a neutral decor. 150cm x 130cm. £190, available from Nutmeg and Sage.
10. Chevron throw, Oliver Bonas
This useful throw has a pattern of geometric chevrons, shot through with bright neon stripes. Ideal if you like a little colour in your decor rather than a solid block. Available in grey, pink and blue. £45, available from Oliver Bonas.