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.
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.
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.
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?).
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?
- Tripod lamp- Light & Living at Autumn Fair
- Other images- Kaemingk at Autumn Fair