Paid partnership with Bemz (contains affiliate links). All words and photos are my own and I only ever work with the brands I love. 
Sweden is a country with very pronounced seasons. From the abundance of light and beautiful warm days in summertime, to the icy cold, dark yet cosy winter – it’s a constantly changing landscape. I have long admired the way Swedes adapt to and embrace each season – after all, each one offers something magical. 
Autumn is a time for ‘mys’ (the Swedish version of ‘hygge’) – and when leaves swirl in the cold wind and the sun lowers in the sky, there’s no place like home. My family tends to gather in the sitting room where we relax, watch TV (it’s hidden behind the curtain to the right!), play games and read (oh, and eat too – no one is meant too, but I see the crumbs kids, I see them!). With the clocks going backwards in a few week’s time, I felt it was time to do like the Swedes and add some cosy touches. 

This season I really wanted to up the mys factor, so I’ve doubled up on candles, blankets, a fluffy rug, books and little foraged touches. But most importantly, I also updated our IKEA Söderhamn sofa with a new Classic Tweed cover in mole brown – made from 100% recycled materials. 
I’ve been a fan of tweed ever since my University of Edinburgh days, so you can imagine my excitement when Bemz (who make designer slip covers for IKEA sofas) included a Tweed option as part of their new Grounded Heritage collection. To me, tweed conjures up images of walks through the Scottish Highlands followed by a steaming broth and a hearty red wine.  The darker shade (there are three to choose between) helped strike just the right mood! 

I also went a little wild with the cushions and selected Striped Twill in soft oak (above), Tartan Wool (below), and Melton Wool in stone and birch – all warm, earthy tones and tactile to touch. Lovely! 
You’ll no doubt recognise my coffee table, I’ve had my vintage wooden bench for years and it’s still going strong. I love that about natural materials, don’t you? They just get better with age! 

My wall is a forever rotating gallery of prints, paintings and illustrations by the likes of Peytil (black tights), Hilde Mork (who’s Norwegian home I featured here) and local artist Pearl Wallin which we’ve collected over the years. As with all things autumn and winter, good lighting is essential – and we have reading lamps at each end of the sofa for good measure! 

And finally, I invested in a new fluffy rug – to keep any drafts at bay! 
Right, time to enjoy this corner before everyone gets back from school. Sadly, it won’t stay this tidy for long, but at least it’ll always feel cosy! 
I hope you like this autumn update as much as we do! 
If you’re looking for a cosy new cover for your IKEA sofa this autumn, I can totally recommend checking out the lovely new Bemz Grounded Heritage Collection. I love that you can order 5 free fabric samples to test out before you decide which one to go for – perfect!
See previous changes I’ve made to our sitting room and bedroom with Bemz here
If you’re wondering about anything else you see in my sitting room give me a shout below and I’ll be happy to help! 
Have a toasty weekend friends!
Niki

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Paid partnership with Bemz (contains affiliate links). All words and photos are my own and I only ever work with the brands I love. 
Sweden is a country with very pronounced seasons. From the abundance of light and beautiful warm days in summertime, to the icy cold, dark yet cosy winter – it’s a constantly changing landscape. I have long admired the way Swedes adapt to and embrace each season – after all, each one offers something magical. 
Autumn is a time for ‘mys’ (the Swedish version of ‘hygge’) – and when leaves swirl in the cold wind and the sun lowers in the sky, there’s no place like home. My family tends to gather in the sitting room where we relax, watch TV (it’s hidden behind the curtain to the right!), play games and read (oh, and eat too – no one is meant too, but I see the crumbs kids, I see them!). With the clocks going backwards in a few week’s time, I felt it was time to do like the Swedes and add some cosy touches. 

This season I really wanted to up the mys factor, so I’ve doubled up on candles, blankets, a fluffy rug, books and little foraged touches. But most importantly, I also updated our IKEA Söderhamn sofa with a new Classic Tweed cover in mole brown – made from 100% recycled materials. 
I’ve been a fan of tweed ever since my University of Edinburgh days, so you can imagine my excitement when Bemz (who make designer slip covers for IKEA sofas) included a Tweed option as part of their new Grounded Heritage collection. To me, tweed conjures up images of walks through the Scottish Highlands followed by a steaming broth and a hearty red wine.  The darker shade (there are three to choose between) helped strike just the right mood! 

I also went a little wild with the cushions and selected Striped Twill in soft oak (above), Tartan Wool (below), and Melton Wool in stone and birch – all warm, earthy tones and tactile to touch. Lovely! 
You’ll no doubt recognise my coffee table, I’ve had my vintage wooden bench for years and it’s still going strong. I love that about natural materials, don’t you? They just get better with age! 

My wall is a forever rotating gallery of prints, paintings and illustrations by the likes of Peytil (black tights), Hilde Mork (who’s Norwegian home I featured here) and local artist Pearl Wallin which we’ve collected over the years. As with all things autumn and winter, good lighting is essential – and we have reading lamps at each end of the sofa for good measure! 

And finally, I invested in a new fluffy rug – to keep any drafts at bay! 
Right, time to enjoy this corner before everyone gets back from school. Sadly, it won’t stay this tidy for long, but at least it’ll always feel cosy! 
I hope you like this autumn update as much as we do! 
If you’re looking for a cosy new cover for your IKEA sofa this autumn, I can totally recommend checking out the lovely new Bemz Grounded Heritage Collection. I love that you can order 5 free fabric samples to test out before you decide which one to go for – perfect!
See previous changes I’ve made to our sitting room and bedroom with Bemz here
If you’re wondering about anything else you see in my sitting room give me a shout below and I’ll be happy to help! 
Have a toasty weekend friends!
Niki