With summer bringing us heatwaves, storms, downpours and gale force winds (sometimes within just a few hours of each other), we’re sure we’re not alone in looking forward to welcoming autumn’s somewhat more predictable and steady weather patterns.

With a new season comes new clothes, make up (see our favourite cruelty free must haves here) and homewares.  If you’re planning on purchasing a couple of pieces to transform your home into cosy ahead of the colder seasons setting in, here are a few charitable and ethical ideas to arm you with inspiration…

Icy Colour Palettes
Frosty shades of whites, greys, blues and greens will be a big colour trend this season.  If you’re planning on a lick of paint here and there reach for The Organic and Natural Paint Company’s eco friendly and vegan paint in Barra or Windermere.
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Rose-hued Metallics
Copper and rose gold will be the interior accessory of the season.  Celebrate the metallic trend with this minimalist Three Arm Copper & Marble Base Jewellery Stand by Oliver Bonas and you’ll also be giving back to lots of worth while causes including Age UK, Willow, the New Life Foundation and local schools through their inspiring charity work.

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Patterns and Texture
Layer up your bed with M&Co’s beautiful textured bedspread to keep autumn chills at bay. You’ll also be supporting Cancer Research, Children’s Hope Charity and M&Co’s amazing ethical trading and recycling policy.

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Checks
Colourful checks and tartan will make an appearance this season. M&Co’s 100% polyester checked cushion will bring a dash of traditional charm to any sofa.
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Scandi Style
Timeless, clean and modern Scandi influences are here to stay. Add a wintery and rustic touch to your bedroom with a Double Polar Bear Duvet by sustainable designers byNord who create their beautiful products using organic materials. Available from Scandivis.
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Statement Chairs
Create a comfortable focal point with a geometric pattered statement chair from ethical and eco-friendly homeware store Nkuku who work with local artisans across the world to create their stunning range from natural materials.

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Natural Scented Candles
The ultimate way of preparing your home for the colder seasons is to invest in natural, soy wax, scented candles. Ecoya’s natural French Pear candle is available from John Lewis.
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Floral Prints
Bold floral prints will be big this season.  If you’re not quite ready for bright, flowery wallpaper take a more subtle nod to the trend with Oliver Bonas’s pretty Beatrix tea cup and saucer.

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