Nesting season has started
From textured linens to a seasonal colour palette of rich russets, fiery reds and mustard tones, we’ve rounded up our favourite ways to work the autumnal look in your home.
Nothing says autumn quite like an array of leaf-turning tones and this is a great way to add seasonal impact to your space. Welcome warmer hues that reflect the colours of nature (not just red, yellow and orange, though they’re the power players this time of year). Swap in pieces that create a seasonal on-trend colour palette: an update can be as simple as switching out your usual daffodils for a bouquet of rust-red roses and swapping blue cushion covers for forest-green replacements.
Update your linen
Be inspired by nature’s cue to wind down and switch out your bedlinen for a subtle seasonal touch up. Linen sheets are soft and breathable and offer a subtle crinkled appearance that creates a relaxed vibe. Add extra depth by layering fabrics; chunky knit throws and woven blankets remain perfectly inviting, no matter how quickly the air turns cold outside.
Turn up the texture
Changing the textures in your home makes a surprisingly big difference to the overall tone, so consider adding in some more tactile pieces for the next few months. Create a warming glow with cosy layers of tweed, plaid and woollen weaves in natural bracken, bark and teasel shades. Muted tones are easy to throw on and will instantly transform your sofa into a soft and inviting haven.
Steal Scandi style
It’s no secret that the Scandinavians have cosy decorating down to a T, so why not take some pointers from the professionals this season? Layer simple wood furniture with soft textures, from faux fur rugs to knitted throws, then mix in weathered woodland treasures for rooms filled with true autumn attitude.
Amp up the ambience
Candles are often overlooked as a decor piece, but their fragrance can instantly change the atmosphere in a room. Choosing scents with subtle woody undertones, such as cedarwood, bergamot and frankincense, is a simple yet effective way of capturing the cosy aroma of autumn.
Top up tableware
Now is the perfect time to take inventory of your tableware. In preparation for the cool months ahead, why not treat yourself to a statement teapot or cafetière? Go for eye-catching shades that sit well together. A couple of new cereal bowls or pretty teacups can cheer up a household no end.
Add shimmer and shine
Coloured glass stemware adds instant sparkle to your autumn table. Play with different combinations, mixing jewel tones with clear glasses and marrying shapes, sizes and textures (think mottled glass alongside cut crystal) for a designer-approved look.
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