Make your home cosy as the nights draw in


10th October 2014

While summer is my favourite season I can’t help loving the changing colour of the leaves at this time of year – the clear autumn skies, pulling on cosy jumpers to go walking and enjoying seasonal foods.

If you’re lucky enough to have a working fireplace, now’s the time to rediscover the joys of that too. One of the most successful improvements made to this Edinburgh flat was the reinstatement of the fireplace in the living space. It transformed not just how the room looked by providing a focal point, but how it felt as well.

You can see from the first image that the fireplace had been completely removed and bricked up by previous owners.

Chimney breast of Edinburgh flat before the fireplace was reinstated

It took a bit of work but with the flue thankfully still intact and working, it was possible to reinstate the fireplace.

Living room redesign in an Edinburgh apartment by Louise Keane of Amalfi White Living

While a real fire is not to everyone’s taste, and does take some work, there are other options like stoves or gas fires which may be more suitable.

And if you can’t have a fire, candles are a great way to light the dark evenings.