In spite of the growing chill, frost lacing across windows, and the wind biting noses and fingers, autumn is a beautiful season. The colours of autumn are warm and inviting, with nuances of yellow, brown, and red – the colours of the earth. When the wind blows and the rain batters against your window, feel cosy in your home this year with these autumn design ideas.
Cushions and Throws
For those who want to add some autumnal colours to their home without changing too much of the existing interior, cushions and throws are an ideal place to start. Choose rich shades of brown, orange or red to help create a subtle autumn feel in your home.
We commonly associate autumn with leaves – the lone ones still clinging to the trees, and the golden piles that accumulate on the ground. Why not bring a little piece of autumn into your home by creating a design piece from autumnal foliage. Below is a fantastic example of how this can be done.
The colours of fire are a perfect match for the colours of autumn. Flickering oranges and yellows evoke a seasonal feel all year round, but you don’t need to have a big fireplace to enjoy the comforting glow of firelight. Lanterns and candles can be just as effective at bringing warmth to a room.
Work With Neutral Colours
Adding the tones of autumn to a room already bursting with colour can leave the space feeling crowded and busy. Use a backdrop of neutral colours to accentuate the touches of autumn you have brought to your home.
Keep It Rustic
Autumn embodies the transition from new to old. It is the season where nature begins to revert back to its most simple form, shedding its adornments. Take inspiration from this idea and go for décor with a pared-down, rustic look.
Of all the colours of autumn, it is orange that really stands out. Whether it is autumn leaves, the evening sky or Halloween pumpkins, no colour is more closely associated with the season. Orange decor is great all year round, but is bound to keep you feeling warm and cosy as the nights grow longer and the days colder.