Time for an Autumn Refresh!

There is something in the air at the start of Autumn.

Many people use this time of year to have huge clear-outs, toys the kids have grown out of, clothes that no longer fill a need. Often this feeling of a new school year translates into new shoes, new stationery for lots of us (any excuse), but also interior updates for the home.

wood green and white rustic minimalist kitchen

As you probably know we are about to have a bathroom completely redone and I’m so excited abut shopping for the bits afterwards. I am restraining myself though until it is finished, unless its in a sale and then obviously it gets bought!

If you are looking for inspiration to update your home this September, then the Autumn Fair could be your one stop inspiration shop. Located in Birmingham’s NEC and perfectly timed for when the kids are back at school (4th-7th September) this event looks to be full in the brim with home and interior inspo.

As well as all the window shopping, it is mostly trade, there are fashion shows and food and drink areas. There are also so amazing speakers scheduled to share their stories, including keynote Jo Malone. There’s even a couple of top interior bloggers speaking too, Jen Stanbrook and Kate Watson-Smyth from Love Chic Living and Mad About The House respectively.

Even if you arent a small biz owner or a writer/blogger, I believe a day trip to this show would make a inspiring way to spend your time.

leafy plants indoor

That feeling of newness in September must be something to do with how the academic year is so ingrained into us, even after leaving education.

For me personally I’ve always looked at this time of year as much more like the first month of the year, not the traditional/actual January. It’s partly to do with the fact my birthday is at this time too, so I associate it with fresh starts and new things.

tripod stage side light

Whether it be lighting or colour inspiration, textiles, wallpaper or even just some more ways to display your ever growing houseplant collection (cant be just me surely?).

urban jungle wicker rattan planter plant gang

The fact the Autumn Fair is in Birmingham too is rather refreshing as so many of these types of events tend to be London centric. I wish I could get there this year but I need to stay local as it’s littlest’s first few days at preschool.

Do let me know if you go though, and what you found inspiring enough to take through as ideas for your home?

Image credits;

  • Tripod lamp- Light & Living at Autumn Fair
  • Other images- Kaemingk at Autumn Fair
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  1. August 30, 2016 / 9:53 am

    Since buying my house a year ago, it’s been a slow process between buying essentials and those finer interior details. I can’t say I’ve finished buying all the large pieces yet, but I very much feel like the finer details is something that you can slowly buy over the course of times. Collections of memories from holidays or special events will eventually be added which truly make a place, home.

    • Susie
      August 30, 2016 / 11:05 am

      I couldn’t have put it better myself- spaces and homes grow dont they! Thanks for stopping by x

  2. August 30, 2016 / 10:14 am

    It’s been many years since I started a school/uni term but I still get that feeling of newness when the nights start drawing in too – glad it’s not just me!

    • Susie
      August 30, 2016 / 11:04 am

      Yey! Hurrah for september – its my fave time of year x

  3. August 30, 2016 / 2:51 pm

    Wish I was going to Autumn Fair, would love to hear Jen and Kate. Lovely fresh green images, a nice new take on Autumn instead of lots of dark dreary reds and browns! x

    • Susie
      August 30, 2016 / 8:32 pm

      Thanks Cate- yes me too! Bet they’ll be fab xx

  4. Kaelyn
    August 31, 2016 / 10:12 am

    I am in love with Fall and its colors! Even if i don’t see it a start, because of ending vacation, I see it a transformation.

  5. August 31, 2016 / 2:27 pm

    I love September too! It’s normally such a beautiful month so I’m clinging on to every last drop of warmth I can, I’m not ready for autumn just yet even though I’ve been crunching leaves underfoot on my way to work. Our logs arrive in October, then I’ll have to concede 🙂 The Autumn Fair sounds great, perhaps next year X

    • Susie
      August 31, 2016 / 8:08 pm

      Yes- I think its the combo of sunny days still, but with the crispness in the air I love!

  6. August 31, 2016 / 4:01 pm

    Sounds great, doesn’t it? Really like the fact that there are experts to learn from as well as discovering new products and the chance to search out a bit of inspiration for home. Lovely images x

    • Susie
      August 31, 2016 / 8:05 pm

      Ah thanks Katy!

  7. September 1, 2016 / 11:27 am

    Beautiful images. I’ve been doing a bit of restyling – I can’t resist at this time of year. Have a gorgeous day. xx

  8. September 3, 2016 / 5:33 pm

    I know just what you mean, I want to get the kids back to school and have a good old clear out. I love the little plant pot, I love the summer months and being able to be outside more. That is the downside of the winter, so I think I want to find some space for some indoor plants to brighten up the rooms.