Autumn interior design: 5 ways to transform your home

Posted on Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Cosy colours

Ramp up the cosiness of your home by introducing some warm autumnal hues into your design scheme, add soft throws, scatter cushions and other colourful accents to give your home a seasonal look. Take inspiration from the landscape around you for your autumnal makeover, soft furnishings in mellow colours are the perfect way to make your home snug and comfortable as the nights lengthen. Moreover, your look needn’t be fusty and unfashionable, for an autumnal palette is well suited to the mid century chic and seventies style that have been so fashionable of late.

Transform with texture 
Warmth and comfort are your watch words for this autumn, so when introducing seasonal accessories into your design scheme, think about incorporating a range of different textures too. Snuggle up with a cable knit throw or patchwork quilt, or invest in a rug with a deep pile.
Alternatively, look to traditional textiles for your inspiration, tweed or tartan provide a great way to introduce some warm colours into your home’s interior. They don’t need to be overpowering, just add a few colourful elements like curtain tie backs or cushions.

Soft lighting 
Lighting sets the tone for the season, rather than a harsh overhead light, consider introducing more subtle lighting with lamps positioned in key positions. Use a Tiffany-style stained glass lamp to throw warm light around a room. Candles also provide a great way to introduce soft flickering light into your home. However, if you’re concerned about having the genuine article in your home, the electronic sort has come on in leaps and bounds in recent years, giving a very passable impersonation of the original. 

A focal point
Create a cosy focal point in your living room for the upcoming season. You may already have a fireplace or wood-burning stove that does just that, creating a rosy glow in the heart of your reception room. However, if you have a fire surround that’s not in use, pop an arrangement of seasonal foliage and flowers on the flagstone or a striking art work or ceramics on the mantel piece. Alternatively, look at the array of freestanding electric fires available to create an instant focal point, with subtle flickering light and an extra source of warmth in a reception room.

Autumnal flowers and foliage
In fact, seasonal flowers, foliage, and produce from your garden can create an eye catching display in your home. Autumnal flowers like Asters and Dahlias tend to be long lasting when used in an arrangement, otherwise, create a display using dried flowers that will last all season. Alternatively, display autumnal produce in a bowl or rustic basket to reflect the changing seasons.

So there you have a few ideas for how you can transform your home this autumn, and create a rosy glow in your property.