Home Décor Ideas: Autumn decoration ideas
The autumn season is all about changes; changes in the weather, our clothing and our homes. It’s the time of year we start getting out the winter coats and boots and taking all the blankets out of storage ready for hibernation. For anyone planning an autumnal update to their interiors, then this blog is dedicated to quick and easy ways to update your living space with some cosy living room additions for when the nights start to draw in. Fallen leaves and early-evening sunsets are the inspiration, so we’re focusing on burnt oranges, ochre yellows, strong rust hues, rich browns and dark greens.
Blankets are an obvious choice when the weather gets colder, both for their practicality and cosiness, but also because they can transform your space. A new blanket draped over your sofa, armchair or bed can instantly change the look and feel of the room, while adding warmth and texture. We love Herringbone, cashmere and Faux fur throws for the autumn months.
Your front door is your first opportunity to show off to your guests and experiment with different types of decoration. We adore a wreath and certainly don’t think they should be limited to Christmas time alone. A leaf wreath is an easy DIY to do yourself and will make a stunning impact when people pop over. Make your wreath from fallen leaves, twigs and sprigs of evergreen foliage, and add some pine cones for maximum decorative prettiness. You can purchase a polystyrene wreath from most craft stores for less than a few pounds.
You can never have enough candles in our opinion. They’re relaxing, mood-makers, and they smell heavenly! Autumn is the perfect season to start lighting candles in the evening to create a toasty warm, stress-free environment. If you don’t have a working fireplace, you can stack multiple pillar candles of different heights to create a dramatic and cosy look, giving you the effect of a real fireplace and the same tranquil ambience of a real roaring fire.
Beautiful berry tones are the perfect accompaniment to autumn interiors. Consider using cranberry, plum and maroon shades to add a pop of dramatic colour and create a warm and inviting atmosphere.
At this time of year, we love the warmth of natural textures, such as wood, wool, cashmere and leather. They soften the appearance of a room and bring some of the outdoors in. Invest in solid wood furniture with rustic finishes and if you’re lucky enough to live in a country cottage, then make the most of the exposed beams and wooden mantle pieces. You can even store chopped wooden logs in fireplaces both for effect, and to burn when the temperature really starts to plummet. Woolen blankets, throws and cushion covers will all help to soften the space and create a cosy environment that you’ll never want to leave.
Rust & copper
Rust and copper colours are warmer than golds and silvers, and highly complement berry tones and natural textures such as wood. Use shiny copper mirrors, frames and tables to reflect the warming light from candles around the room and enjoy a relaxing night in when it’s windy, cold and dark outside. If you’re brave enough to take the plunge and redecorate, we highly recommend a burnt orange, rusty-red for your walls. Our top pick of the season is ‘Book Room Red’ by Farrow & Ball, which is a delightfully rich, autumnal shade, perfect for living and dining rooms.
Our last tip is to reintroduce some foliage. Botanicals are still a hot topic in the interior industry, and evergreen plants bring some life to your space. The dark green of the leaves goes excellently with rusty oranges and copper accessories, plus it reminds you that despite the weather being dreary outside, there’s still something beautiful and natural to behold inside.