As temperatures plummet and leaves start falling from the trees, you may find yourself wanting to make a few changes to your living space.
Giving your home an autumn makeover doesn’t have to mean doing anything drastic like stripping wallpaper or laying a new floor. Simply adding a few new pieces which reflect this season’s interior trends can revamp your home and make you ready to greet the colder weather in style.
Here are a few simple ways to create an attractive autumn look:
While summer is often all about light or bright colours, autumn and winter is the ideal time to embrace darker shades. This autumn the colour of the moment is navy, a classic colour which will go with almost interior. Add a splash of navy to your La-Z-Boy sofa or armchairs with cushions or throws. If you want to make a big statement, consider investing in some navy curtains to really change the feel of a room. Alternatively, you could add some navy accessories like vases or candles. If you’re not a fan of dark blue, try teaming grey with dusky pink or plum for a modern and on-trend look for autumn.
Autumn and winter are all about transforming your home to make it a warm and welcoming place to escape the cold and relax in comfort. Add some soft textiles to ramp up the snuggle factor in your living room and bedroom and combat the winter blues. Chunky knitted throws, fluffy cushions, thick rugs and tactile blankets will give your room a cosy new look and help you keep warm too.
Make a simple focal point for a coffee table, shelf or mantelpiece by bringing the outdoors in. Take advantage of the changing season by collecting items like conkers, acorns or pine cones and creating your own arrangement in a bowl or vase. You may also want to consider adding more natural materials to your room with wooden accessories, dried flower arrangements and items made from rattan, jute or wicker.
When you think of autumn, chances are your mind wanders to woodland animals like squirrels, hedgehogs, foxes, owls and badgers. These make a great motif if you’re planning a new look for a room. Choose cushions, textiles or prints featuring woodland creatures or opt for an ornament or two which fits the theme.