Autumnal interior trends

Friday, 20th October 2023

Pumpkin spice season is upon us. As the dark nights draw in, make yourself cosy and comfortable and read our guide to autumn home décor ideas.

Cosy colours

Nature’s colour palette provides the perfect autumn aesthetic that can be embraced in the home. Warm neutrals with mineral, earthy tones remain a popular choice for autumn interior design and exude a sense of calm.
Gemma Schofield, managing director of Lifestyle Interiors, the company behind the styling of our show homes, said: “Using warm tones when styling your home can help create a sense of cosiness, which is particularly important at this time of year as the darker nights and colder conditions draw in.”

The biophilic inspired interiors trend continues and you can give this look an autumnal twist with accents of golden yellow or mustard tones, deep red, burnt orange or rich brown, inspired by the leaves falling from the trees to complement your colour scheme.

Chalky shades of green and brown are also popular when it comes to autumnal interiors.

Fall furniture

When it comes to getting cosy and comfortable, a sofa or chair with soft curves, in a tactile fabric such as velvet or boucle provides the ultimate place to sit back and relax.
From coffee tables to media units, sideboards, dining tables and wardrobes, warm wood tones are a must for autumnal interiors.

Layers of comfort

Castle Green homes are much more energy efficient than older equivalents, but that doesn’t mean you can’t embrace the autumn cosy trend of adding layers of tactile fabrics to your home.

“You’re never too old to snuggle up under a blanket and binge-watch your favourite shows,” said Gemma.

“One of the key autumn interior trends is using organic textiles including macramé and chunky knitted woollen throws add tactile richness to your space. A faux fur throw adds a luxurious touch and an extra layer of comfort to the bedroom at this time of year.”

Accent cushions in rich burnt orange tones are another option for an autumn refresh of the living room or bedroom. Adding a rug to areas with hard flooring can offer an added layer of warmth to the space.

Warm lighting

The clocks go back this month, meaning longer nights and a greater reliance on artificial light. Layer your lighting to create a warm ambience using a combination of light sources including table lamps, floor lamps and ceiling lights. Smart lighting and dimmer switches can help adjust the level of lighting as required. Candles can also add to the aesthetic. Opt for scented candles with autumnal fragrances such as cinnamon or pumpkin spice for a multisensory experience.

Autumnal accessories

Refreshing your accessories is a simple, time and cost-effective way to give your home an autumnal makeover. Pumpkins aren’t just for Halloween – they’re an autumn interior design staple with a mix of accessories from cushions to ornaments widely available. A seasonal bouquet of dried flowers in rich autumnal tones will add an understated rustic vibe to your interior. Similarly, an autumn door wreath, adorned with deep reds, burnt orange and golden tones to match the natural foliage, will offer a warm welcome to visitors to your home.

Seasonal scents

Giving your home a seasonal makeover isn’t just about how it looks, but also the fragrances in your home.

“Scent scraping your home with warm, rich scents – at this time of year enhances autumnal, feelings, and adds to a cosier rich space,” Gemma explained.

Think cinnamon, pumpkin spice, amber, sandalwood, nutmeg and pine amongst others.

You can find more interiors inspiration to help when you’re styling your home.

If you’re looking for ideas of how to decorate your home for Halloween, check out our spook-tacular guide.

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