Autumn is one of the most beautiful seasons. It's a time for crisp leaves, warm evenings, and pumpkin spice everything. If you're looking to decorate your home for autumn, here are five tips on how to do it:
1. Autumn and rustic styling are made to be together
Autumn and rustic styling are made to be together. With the change of seasons comes a change in colours, textures and tones. Autumn is all about earthy tones and warm textured pieces that add depth to your styling.
Shabby chic styling can be easily achieved by using soft textured pieces such as fluffy blankets, cushions and rugs, but other softer items such as chunky wooden candlestick holders will also create the same effect. These types of decorating styles are not industrial or vintage – they are beautiful in their own way.
2. Select the right colours
To make your home look cosy and welcoming for autumn, it's important you select the right colours. We suggest using earthy tones such as rusts, golds and greens. For furniture, we recommend choosing darker shades like deep browns and ochre-like yellows with matching cushions on sofas to create an inviting atmosphere in your living room area. We also advise using natural materials such as wood to help create this look - they can be used in flooring or furniture pieces to give a rustic feel.
3. Introduce Seasonal items
While you may be accustomed to decorating your home for Christmas and the New Year, it's important to remember that there's more than one holiday season happening every year. Autumn is a time of transition, as well as a celebration of harvests and the beginning of winter. This can be reflected in your decor by adding autumnal items such as colourful leaves and natural materials such as pinecones or acorns that symbolise harvest time. With these seasonal items in place, you can make your home feel more welcoming and cosy during this transitionary period between summer and winter. Time for the pineapples to go out and in with the pumpkins!
4. Mellow lighting
If you want to create a relaxed atmosphere in your home, consider introducing some mellow lighting. As the days get shorter, bring in soft glow lighting to add warmth to your home and make it feel more inviting. Try mixing it up with fancy LED filament bulbs and candles or use dimmable lamps.
5. The best way to celebrate
The best way to celebrate the season is to incorporate natural materials, like leaves, pinecones and pumpkins. This will make your home feel warm and inviting during the colder months ahead. You can also use autumn colours like reds, yellows and browns. They are a great way to add some cheerfulness into your home without being too bright or distracting.
It's important to remember that autumn is a time for reflection and rejuvenation, so it should be celebrated with elegance and decor that reflects that. We hope these tips have helped you get started on your own autumn decorating!