Transitioning into autumn

We hate to be the ones to have to break it to you but, much as we’d like to hold on to it, this year’s glorious summer (which was, on occasion, a little too glorious if we’re honest) is slipping away. The kids are back in school, the days are getting shorter and (say it quietly) the weather’s getting just a mite cooler.

As we transition from summer into autumn, there’s no time like the present to get your home ready for the months ahead. From breaking out the heavy duvet to stocking up on snacks and tableware for the upcoming party season, there’s plenty to think about.

So, how are you looking to shake up (or stock up) your home this autumn? Here are our top picks for a few very important aspects of your autumn home.

Large jar candle being lit

Sensory indulgence

A place can look as cosy as can be but there’s no fooling your nose: the fragrance of your home plays a huge part in the sense of wellbeing that you enjoy there. And, in terms of setting the tone for your home, there’s nothing quite like a scented candle.

Homeworx by Slatkin & Co have been creating wonderful scented candles for years now and, as these beautiful filled apple and pumpkin ceramic candles demonstrate, they understand that your scented candles are as much a decorative element in your home as they are a fragrant one.

Beekman 1802 laundry soap

As well as boosting the scent of your home, why not improve the smell of your laundry too? Having impressed with their sublime range of bath and body skincare, Beekman 1802 have brought the wonderful properties of goat’s milk to bear on your washing machine with this Happy Place Laundry Soap – a fragrance-layering must for fans of the range.

Two women by a cocktail bar cart

Party time

While the window for BBQs and garden parties is certainly closing (if it’s not already securely bolted with the curtain drawn against the draft) there’s no reason you can’t move the party indoors for autumn. If nothing else, it will serve as good practice for gatherings to come when the winter holiday season rolls around.

Burberry by Amanda Holden Champagne flutes

Amanda Holden’s got you covered for partyware with some gorgeous additions to her Bundleberry range. We are absolutely loving these fluted Champagne glasses and there’s plenty more party-ready pieces where that came from!

Not to be outdone, Culinary Concepts have produced a stunning piece in this octopus-design stand and glass bowl. It’s perfect for wowing your guests while serving up delicious finger-food nibbles.

Culinary Concepts Octopus bowl

And the dazzling tableware treats and delightful home decor doesn’t stop there – you’ll find a host of eye-catching designs from the likes of JM by Julien Macdonald and K by Kelly Hoppen on the QVC site for you and your guests to enjoy too.

Two women sharing drinks

Safe and secure

As the days get shorter and nightfall comes earlier, it’s easy to start fretting about your home and loved ones. That’s why we wanted to help you to feel safer in your home with a little help from the likes of TP-Link and the rest of our selection of security devices.

Tapo security camera

This Tapo C320WS outdoor security camera system is a great way to increase security around your home to help you feel more at ease. It works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for easy voice control, while it also gives you the power to keep a watch on your home wherever you are, with two-way audio allowing you to talk to any visitors.

Bell & Howell Smartphone and tablet stands

We’re looking out for your gadgets too with these handy stands from Bell & Howell. No more sudden dips for your smartphone as it slips from its precarious perch behind the sink while you’re washing up (just us?) nor cracked screens as tablets topple from their impromptu viewing perches.

K by Kelly Hoppen throw

But ultimately, if you want to feel as snug as a firmly enrugged insect (as the saying goes), there’s nothing quite like hitting the couch and wrapping up in a cosy throw. This chic Signature number from K by Kelly Hoppen, for example, will add a stylish touch to s front room through the day and a comforting snuggle through the evening – perfect!

Speaking of snuggling…

Bedroom scene

Duvet days ahoy

If you’ve not shifted already, it will soon be time to switch from the light, breezy bedding of the summer months to the fluffy cocoon of the colder half of the year. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Cozee Home duvet sets

Cozee Home is very much a “what it says on the tin” kind of collection. Their luxuriously soft duvet sets are an absolute joy to experience, and we’ve got a wide range for you to discover; from solid simple stripes to gorgeous floral prints you’ll find a style to suit all tastes and temperaments.

Looking for something a little more revolutionary, bed-wise? There’s no time like autumn to make that mattress upgrade that you’ve been dreaming of. This Emma Hybrid mattress was rated as a Which? Best Buy in August 2021 and comes with a 200-night no-quibble sleep trial, so why not give it a go?

Emma mattress

However you choose to spruce up your nest for the coming months, QVC is here to offer inspiration, great deals and a helping hand. Make sure to check out our Home Department to find plenty more goodies to help make your house a home.

Happy autumn!