Style Bible: From cosy corners to chic ways to dress your hall

COLDER days and nights drawing in mean it is time to start thinking about cosying up your home in readiness for autumn.

Laura Ashley’s lovely new seasonal collection caught our eye for just this reason. Warm tones and layers of texture work to create a sense of warmth. The Lynden sofa covered in Highland grape fabric makes a great focal point, while tactile cushions add to the cosiness. All you need to batten down the hatches comfortably.

• Lynden sofa, £1,550; footstool, £700; cushions from £38, all Laura Ashley (0871 230 2301,

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FOUNDED in Denmark by Danish craftsmen Jens Jensen and Tage Molholm in 1952, BoConcept has gone from small furniture factory to global player. The company still designs and manufactures in Denmark, producing great-looking, practical pieces. This elegant Metro hall stand epitomises their urban design ethos. Available in red, black or blue, it will dress your hallway beautifully.

• Metro hall stand, £199, BoConcept (

Natural instinct

Small, independent homewares company, Space 1a Design, which produces a range of sustainable British-made products, has given the natural world a contemporary twist with its new Snow Tree range. Inspired by the Northern Lights, the lampshade is available in great autumn colours, purple, grey or pumpkin. There are also organic cushions and fabric to team it with. Not only does it all look good, the new range sports eco-friendly credentials too.

Snow Tree organic lampshade, £58; cushion, £40; fabric by the metre, £46, Space 1a Design (07985 609 174,