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Autumn has arrived, and the weather is getting colder, meaning it's time to start retreating indoors! Why not take the time to make your surroundings more cosy and snug for the colder months?
In this autumnal home decor guide, we'll explore how to decorate your home for autumn, make cosy spaces, choose the perfect colours for autumn and discuss top interior design styles for the season. Whether you're aiming to transform your bedroom, living room, or your entire home, we've got you covered.
How to Decorate for Autumn
Cosy Accessories and Soft Furnishings
Autumn is all about creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. Many of us tend to spend a little more time at home when it's chilly outside, so why not create the perfect relaxing retreat? Here's a few tips and tricks on how you can make your interior style more autumnal this season...
Plush Throws and Blankets: For the perfect cosy touch, drape your furniture with plush throws in rich autumn hues like forest green, pumpkin spiced orange, and chocolate brown. For optimal comfort, you can pick materials such as cotton, faux mohair and cashmere. At Taylors on the High Street, we absolutely love the Serena Throw. It's perfect for the season, coming in colours olive and rust.
Knitted Cushions: Scatter knitted cushions in warm, earthy tones on your seating areas to add a touch of texture and comfort. You can even crochet your own! Our favourite cushions are the Essence Cushions, as they come in perfect autumn shades and are super fleecy to snuggle!
Neutral Curtains: Swap out your summer curtains for luxurious black-out drapes in deep autumn shades to set the perfect mood. Subtle touches of warm colours in any room will help make your home feel cosy! Check out the Laura Ashley Stephanie Curtains in colour 'Natural', they are sure to warm up any space.
Autumn-Themed Wall Art: Decorate your walls with autumn-inspired artwork, whether it be something you have bought or made yourself! Look for organic and earthy inspiration, to help bring the beauty of the outdoors inside. For example, this unique Antique Metallic Brass Mirrored Pine Wall Art is perfect for the season!
What are the Colours of Autumn?
Autumn is renowned for its captivating, rich colourings. Popular interior design shades are depicted from nature, taking inspiration from the changing leaves outside as the days get shorter.
The main autumn colours include:
- Golden Yellows
- Rich Red
- Vibrant Oranges
- Soft Purples
- Earthy Browns
Golden Yellows: The golden yellows of autumn mimic the stunning sunsets and changing scenery. You can add this cheerful hue to your home through artwork, textiles, or even an accent wall.
Rich Reds: Autumn's deep reds symbolise the changing colours of tree leaves. Incorporate these shades into your space with throws, curtains, or a statement chair to bring warmth and comfort to your room.
Vibrant Oranges: Fiery orange shades, again, reminiscent of autumn foliage, exude energy and vibrancy. You can use orange in the form of wreaths, table settings, or even pumpkins to create a lively and inviting space!
Soft Purples: Soft lavender and mauve shades, referencing the twilight hours, offer a touch of sophistication and luxury to your interior style. A good way to integrate these hues into your room is through textiles like cushions, curtains and accessories.
Earthy Browns: The earthy tones of autumn, from chestnut to chocolate, provide a solid foundation for your interior design. Consider wooden or organic furniture, brown accent pieces, or hardwood floors to capture the essence of the season.
Making Your Home Cosy for Autumn
Lighting and Accessories
Achieving a cosy atmosphere is about more than just colour. There is so much you can do with every corner of your home, think textures, accessories, fabrics and lighting! Here's a few of our favourite easy autumn decoration ideas:
- Warm Lighting: Opt for warm, soft white or amber-hued bulbs to create a cosy ambience. Cold-toned or white bulbs can often create a cooler atmosphere, contradicting your cosy vibe goal!
- Table and Floor Lamps: Ambient lighting is getting more popular by the day, as many people prefer lamps to overhead lighting (especially in the winter months). We have a fantastic selection of both table and floor lamps at Taylors on the High Street. Our best-selling lamps this season include the Voyage Maison Aratus & Katsura Floor Lamp and the Amber Dapple Acanthus Lamp
- Candles: Add the warm glow of candles with seasonal scents to infuse your space with comfort. If you prefer to avoid real candles, we have a good selection of stunning LED candles perfect for the season.
- Autumn Accents: Why not fully embrace the autumn months? Incorporate decorative pumpkins, autumn wreaths, and autumn-themed decor for that extra touch of fun.
Top Interior Design Trends for Autumn
Soft & Organic
Embrace nature and simplicity with earthy tones and natural materials. Think muted greens and warm browns complemented by indoor plants. Choose wooden furniture with simple, curved lines, complemented by soft lighting and handcrafted decor for the ultimate cosy feel.
Achieve a sophisticated ambiance with statement pieces like ornate mirrors and chandeliers. Opt for rich, luxurious textures such as satin and leather, balanced with sleek, angular furniture for a contemporary twist. Add a touch of opulence with deep purples, dark blues, and matte black.
Create a nostalgic atmosphere with retro furniture in rich, warm tones. Use statement lighting and geometric patterns on wallpapers or accent pieces, combined with vintage accessories to capture the essence of the era. Go old-school with shag rugs, psychedelic patterns, and bold, warm colours like burnt orange, avocado green, and mustard yellow for a proper 70's.
Create a dreamy setting with floral-patterned wallpapers or upholstery, paired with delicate, vintage-inspired furniture. Incorporate soft, flowing curtains and nature-themed artwork to enhance the romantic aura. Enhance the autumnal florals with soft, deluxe shades like dusky pinks, dusty blues, and lavender.