How to make your home cosy for Autumn
22 September 2023
3. Autumn home decor ideas
A few small changes can make a big difference to the way your home looks and feels, so we’ve compiled some quick and budget-friendly autumn home décor ideas that you can do whether you’re renting or own your home.
Introducing seasonal colours
Colour is vital to our mood, especially when talking about our home. Bringing autumnal shades into your décor is a great way to embrace the season and give your home a cosy makeover.
Now, seasonal colours like yellows, rich oranges, and deep reds may seem daunting to use in your home, but they can be incorporated with varying degrees to suit your personal tastes.
For braver decorators out there, a fresh lick of paint is all that’s needed to bring a space into the season. Dulux Colour of the year 2023 – Wild Wonder- is a perfect example. Gentle and warm, this golden yellow shade is inspired by the natural colours found in autumn. Are you leaning more toward the rust tones? No problem, Licks’ Orange 02 Matt is the perfect feature wall shade for creating a cosy autumn vibe. The fantastic thing about paint is that you can make the look you want on practically any budget. Say you find a colour you love but is out of your price range; try the affordable B&Q paint mixing service. Simply describe or show them the colour you want and choose your desired finish and tin size, and they’ll mix it for you in-store.
You can introduce the seasonal colour palette through accessories for those less daring with colour or DIY shy. Soft furnishings like throws, cushions and wall art are savvy and cost-effective solutions, especially if you tend to switch up your décor regularly.
Texture, texture, texture
Autumn is all about creating a cosy and comfy home aesthetic, and a great way to achieve this is by bringing plenty of soft textures to your home.
When looking for soft furnishings, consider textures like boucle, faux fur, and chenille.
Using the same material for all your soft furnishings can make your home look flat and uninteresting, so don’t be shy to mix it up! In fact, layering different textiles will ensure your home looks lived-in and natural rather than a staged show home.
A great place to start is cushions and throws. They can be added to beds and sofas to provide a tempting sense of comfort to your living and sleeping spaces. If you have a little more to spend on your autumnal décor, why not splash out on a new rug to bring a cosy feel to any room?
Break out the scented candles
Disclaimer: Never leave a lit candle unaccompanied. Always ensure it is positioned away from flammable items and out of the reach of children.
Changing your home's décor for each season can seem unrealistic or expensive, but you can get into the autumnal spirit with a few easy and affordable steps. For more handy tips on making your space feel more homely, why not check out more of our how-to blogs?