As the leaves begin to change and the weather cools down, there's nothing quite like cosying up in a warm and inviting home. And there's no better way to achieve that than with autumn home décor! The transition into autumn is a perfect opportunity to give our living spaces a much-needed facelift and get ready for the fabulous season ahead. With simple autumnal home décor touches and some simple rearranging, you can infuse your space with warmth and charm. 

We have gathered some of our interior designer’s best tips to help you effortlessly bring the autumn season indoors and create the perfect balance between sophistication and comfort. It’s time to start transforming your home into a cosy, autumnal retreat.


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1. Using soft and warm lighting for an inviting home

Cosy hallway | Warm and welcoming entranceway

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With the autumn season bringing earlier sunsets and darker days, the role of lighting in your home becomes crucial. Say goodbye to harsh, clinical lights and say hello to the warm embrace of soft lighting. And remember, don’t just stick to overhead lights, consider a range of floor and wall lamps to make a cosy environment. The ambience created by a warm lightbulb in comparison to a bright, white bulb, could be just what you need to transform your home into autumn.

Your lighting doesn’t have to be boring and can actually act as a beautiful feature piece even when the lights aren't on. Industrial-style, metallic lamps can brilliantly compliment an autumnal room thanks to their contrast with the warm soft furnishings that are often found in autumnal décor. Gold, copper and bronze accents throughout your space create elegance whilst in keeping with your chosen colour scheme.


2. Adding seasonal pops of colour

Industrial kitchen with autumnal colours

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Colour is one of the most impactful interior design elements that can change up your autumn home décor, but you don’t have to go overkill! Elevate your autumn home décor with discreet yet impactful nods to the autumnal palette, infusing your space with a touch of seasonal charm. Explore the richness of warm, earthy tones like deep reds, burnt oranges, golden yellows, and rich browns. These hues effortlessly project the comforting ambience of autumn, allowing you to create an inviting atmosphere.


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3. Experiment with soft furnishings

Light living room with textured soft furnishings

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Fling away those misconceptions about layering textures being messy; we're here to guide you toward cosy chic. By switching up your soft furnishings and adding more throws, pillows and blankets, you can create layered textures and achieve a cosy and inviting autumnal home. These items can provide more depth and warmth to your living space or bedroom

A common misconception that comes with changing your furnishings throughout the season is that it can become pricey; this is why we always recommend you start off by considering your existing pieces and how you can add additional texture and colour that aligns with your current scheme.

You can also save money by investing in some higher quality pillowcases which you can switch up and save space with, instead of purchasing a multitude of cushions that will get hidden away for half the year. Autumn is the perfect time to introduce velvet, faux fur and knitted materials, so when you're looking for pillowcases, consider these textures in warm hues of rust, ochre and deep plum. You can also incorporate some patterns such as plaids or subtle leaf motifs which tie in with your autumn house décor theme. 


Autumnal bedroom | Cosy and warm bedroom ideas

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Autumn is also a time when you can transition your bedding; switch out your light summer sheets for warmer and darker-toned linens. Some great colours to create a cosy and inviting space could be deep reds and burgundies, burnt oranges or olive green. Your bedding can also be a great opportunity to introduce more patterns such as some flannels or darker floral prints.

Scatter plush cushions that have varying textures onto your bed for a colour pop or design accent, small details like this can really pull your cosy autumn room décor together.


Open plan living and dining area

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Juxtapose your dining seats, industrial hardware and metallic chairs with soft and sumptuous faux fur pieces. Drape throws and blankets onto harder furnishings to develop a symphony between textures and materials, this instantly creates that autumnal and inviting feeling. The plushness of faux fur against the cool and hard lines within your home creates a visually striking contrast that counterbalances the metal and embraces the autumnal cosy vibe.


4. Create intimate social areas

Blue living room with cosy fireplace

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We always want to ensure that your space is practical and welcoming so you can sit back and relax with family and friends. With autumn meaning you are spending more time indoors, it is important to create intimate and cosy areas throughout your space. To develop these beautiful social spaces, embrace the focal points within the room, such as windows or a fireplace. Arrange sofas, armchairs and pouffes around a fireplace to create a quiet and warm retreat that encourages conversation and utilises the room space. Want to foster an even more intimate setting? Consider positioning your seating even closer together.


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5. Change up your wall displays

Layered gallery wall with dried flowers

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Just like switching up your soft furnishings, you can also enhance your autumn home décor by changing your wall art and shelf ornaments to match your seasonal colour theme. Sometimes this just means moving art pieces and plant pots around the house; you should move the wall art and decorative items with warmer colours and tones to the living room and other social spaces. Look out for pieces that feature those stunning deep plums, rustic neutrals and burnt terracotta. As you hang and rearrange these pieces, you bring the cosy autumnal décor up to your walls and elevate your overall room design.


6. Bring autumnal nature indoors

Autumn home decor | Natural and autumnal interior design

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Autumn's all about nature's show – so why not bring it inside? While fresh autumnal bouquets are a popular choice, we're particularly fond of the timeless charm that dried flowers add to your living space. Unlike their counterparts, dried flowers will last you the entire season and can add an extra pop of warm and earthy colour tones to bring your room to the next level.

Other autumn home décor features could include natural and reclaimed wood furnishings or ceramic clay details. To further amplify your natural autumnal display, you can scatter acorns or pinecones about the home to blend the natural and unnatural elements of your autumnal décor. These natural and rustic textures add depth to your room and incorporate the evolving beauty of autumn.


7. Dress the table

autumn table decor | Open plan kitchen diner

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Don’t leave the dining table empty and instead dress it for the changing season. You can add hints of autumn to your dining room by incorporating an elegant centrepiece, such as flickering candles or seasonal dried flowers. Go a step further by switching your tableware to something more naturalistic and warm-toned and compliment it with rustic-style napkins.

To add some extra texture and detail, use a table runner that suits the rest of your warm autumn colour scheme or natural and rustic textures. The use of tactile table runners, placemats and napkins can develop depth and enhance the aesthetics of your autumn home décor.


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