Autumn is here, and the brief British summer already a distant memory for many of us. Don’t despair, though, autumn is a time of transition, of change, and the colours and features of the season offer plenty of inspiration if you’re looking for some new decorating ideas for your home.
Use Autumnal Colours
If you want to give your home a thoroughly autumnal makeover, then be sure to make use of rich reds, warm oranges, golden yellows, and earthy browns in your decor. These autumn colours added to your home will help it feel cosy and welcoming, and whether you’re repainting an entire room or just adding a few throws and cushions to your sofas and chairs, the finished look is fairly straightforward to achieve.
Display Artwork Representative of the Season
Artwork that depicts autumnal themes or colours is an easy and effective way of bringing the essence of the season into your home. Choose paintings or pictures infused with the colours of autumn, or art where autumnal motifs predominate. The framed prints of autumn leaves in the picture above are a good example of artwork inspired by this most beautiful of seasons.
Replace Flowers With Leaves
Brightly coloured flower arrangements really do imbue a room with the lively qualities of spring and summer, but come autumn it’s time to swap them for the darker tones so characteristic of this time of year. By going with leafy centrepieces of yellow, orange, and brown instead of the summery floral options, you can completely change the seasonal mood of a room.
Introduce Autumn-Inspired Touches
Add design elements and accessories to your home that incorporate those items so common during the autumn months. Autumn leaves, pine cones, dried twigs… these are just a few of the objects that can be turned into an attractive feature piece in your home – all you need do is think up clever and innovative ways to use them. These simple fairy lights (above) have been transformed into decorative lighting by doing nothing more than fixing some autumn leaves on to them.
Bring in the Autumn Glow
Nothing gives a room that warm, toasty feel quite like the glow of firelight – sitting by your fireplace on a cold November night, the orange and yellow flames reminiscent of the colours of autumn. While that paints a lovely scene, the trouble is many of us don’t have a traditional fireplace to gather round when the chill hits. If that’s the case for you, lanterns and candles can be just as good at creating that inviting autumn glow.