Autumn is many people’s favourite time of the year. It is certainly mine and now is the perfect time to start thinking about autumn interior design touches. I don’t know about you but we look forward to Halloween and the build-up to Christmas. We love walking through the autumn leaves, watching the trees change colour, as parks change from bold green to a cacophony of greens, reds, oranges and browns.
We enjoy kicking off our summer sandals and shorts and replacing them with boots and chunky knits. Autumn is a time for colour and style. It’s the perfect time of year in many people’s eyes. Not that cold that it is uncomfortable but cool enough that you can wrap up warm in the evening and enjoy a hot chocolate and an early night.
While your clothes might change to reflect the season, your home might not. It’s far too early to decorate for the Christmas holidays, but you might want to add some of those gorgeous autumnal colours to your home, as well as some cosy features to help you to get comfortable, stay warm and celebrate the season.
Autumn Interior Design Touches: Use Different Textures
The best way to create a cosy and comfortable room is with texture. Vinyl flooring can have plenty of advantages for a family home, but you might worry that it will be cold in the winter. There’s no need. Add a thick wool rug and not only will your room look cosy, but it will also feel warm and soft underfoot. Add cushions and thick throws to your sofas and hang heavy curtains to your windows. Try to use heavy materials, in a range of different textures and try to add a little texture to every room. Sofa blankets are a must for us!
Enjoy Using Autumn Colours in your Home
Colour is one of the things that defines autumn. When you think of other seasons, colour might not come to mind, but in autumn, one of the first things that we think of is the colours. But, not only the colours of the falling leaves. You might also think of deep shades, such as Burgundy, navy and dark purple. I adore autumnal shades!
You might not want to decorate your whole home every time the season’s change, which might rule painting out. But, you can still add colour to your soft furnishings, accessories, bedding and wall hangings.
Autumn Interior Design Touches: Arts and Crafts
Autumn is the perfect time for crafting, especially if you have children. In a few weeks, you might want to think about carving pumpkins and hanging Halloween decorations. Until then get out leaf collecting and have a go at stamping. Try some autumn crafts, and hang the good ones on your walls or display them around your home. We’ve made some brilliant bowls from leaves and conker art in the past so will have to think about doing something new this year.
Autumn Interior Design Touches: Flowers
Fresh flowers are always an excellent addition to the home. They add cheer and make us smile. They make a room feel more alive, and they can even improve the aroma and atmosphere. They are also an easy and effective way to add some autumnal colours to your home. Look for flowers that thrive in autumn, and add things like wheat and pine cones, which just make things look a little more special and seasonal. We have a fabulous local florist that is happy to make recommendations and are more affordable than you might think.
The best way to add autumn to your home is to live in. Enjoy feeling more autumnal, embrace seasonal shopping, delight in cosy evenings in, and your home will follow. It really is my favourite season and over far too quick each year which is why I throw myself into the season with such enthusiasm. From Autumn interior design touches to autumn slow cooker dishes, I’m ready!