Autumn Equinox is upon us and with it marks the beginning of a seasonal shift into the cooler, darker months. For some of us, September and October are a welcome relief from the summer heat, bringing us crisp yet beautiful autumnal days. If you didn’t know, the term equinox actually translates into ‘equal light’ from Latin. As the leaves start to fall and colours shift from vibrant greens into oranges and browns, we have taken the opportunity to source some autumn home inspirations to keep you looking forward to the months ahead.

The darker evenings don’t have to feel dreary and dim. Whilst artificial light can work wonders, there is always something special about the ambience and flicker of candlelight that feels warm and comforting. Set the ambience around the house or dining table with some ornate crystal candle holders and votives. We supply a range of styles and sizes and our Wibble Large Hurricane candle holder is also perfect for outdoor use if you want to extend those evenings in the garden just a little longer.

Nothing is more perfect for setting the mood at home than an arrangement of flowers and sprigs. Style your home in more seasonal autumn blooms by opting for traditional colours such as reds, oranges, and browns. You can also incorporate more sprigs and branches for a rustic feel. Accents can be as subtle or as bold as you like, with an option to place a variety of vases throughout the kitchen, living room and bedrooms. Our Florabundance Pansy and Tulip vases are perfect for displaying a wide variety of blooms, bouquets and styles. The Pansey vase is a petite crystal vase which is ideal for short stemmed flowers whilst the Tulip crystal vase gives the option to enjoy a larger and more plentiful bouquet (the perfect centrepiece).

Finally, what better way to embrace the autumn months than by displaying your favourite amber tipple, whisky. Great as a warming evening drink, whisky looks fantastic when displayed properly for everyone to see. Choose from a range of our crystal whisky decanters and find a perfect match for your décor. Decanters look wonderful on the dining table or to elaborate a side table or drinks cabinet.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our autumn home inspirations and it has given you something to look forward to in the months ahead. Whilst we soak up the last of the sun, there is something satisfying about setting up your home for the changing season. As always, we love to see how you use your Dartington Crystal, feel free to tag your pictures using #mydartington.