The temperature has started to drop over the past few days, although the trees haven't started to change colour yet there is a definite nip in the air and I'm feeling the urge to get cosy and add a little hygge to my home. Autumn is the perfect time to refresh your home decor to see you through that last few months of the year in style and comfort.
Here are a few of my favourite ways to add a few Autumn decor to every room in the house and every budget too.
How can I make my house more Autumnal?
Its the perfect time to add warmer colours into your home, layer up the lighting and to add comforting textures and cosiness. You can easily incorporate some autumnal colours with accessories. Think of beautiful burnt orange and earthy browns, deep dark reds and deep mustard yellow.
One of the biggest trends this year is Halloween styling with pumpkins galore. I've never been a fan of Halloween decor but I adore this Chinese Lantern wreath, perfect for any room it adds texture and a pop of colour and is stylishly Autumnal but will easily take you into Winter. There is also a matching garland, perfect for draping over the mantlepiece ready for when you light the fire in the evening.
An instant way to give the feeling of Autumn is through scent. Wax melts are a quick and easy way of giving a fresh scent to any room. Think of warming and comforting fragrances such as vanilla or limited edition Pumpkin Latte wax melts for a real Autumn vibe.
Styling your home for Autumn can be as simple as adding some LED candles and fairy lights on a timer, these can automatically come on as the evenings draw in and therefore create a cosy atmosphere as soon as you walk through the door.
Festoon lights can be mains powered or solar, so you have create pockets of light and add atmosphere outside in the garden or create a light filled porch way which is romantic and inviting.
Adding texture is a great way to feel more cosy in any room. If your kitchen is pale and light look to add natural materials to soften and visually warm up the space. A rattan tray, jute placemats and a ceramic vase with dried botanicals will all make a pale colour scheme cosier.
Add a pop of warm colour
If your bedroom is pale and you have white bed linen consider adding a throw or bedspread to add texture, warmth and a pop of colour. I adore this beautiful velvet throw with tiny embroidered stars, the blue is warm and relaxing and it feels super soft. This battery operated glass lamp goes perfectly with it to add more texture and a soft (and flattering) glow and looks just as good in daylight as it does at night.
Add metallic touches
Whatever your colour palette, whether it's pale whites and neutrals or bolder colour and pattern, a sprinkling of metallic touches bring a sense of luxury and warmth to any scheme.
This acorn ornament is a brilliant example of a small touch that will not only give a nod towards Autumn in its design subject but also being an aged gold finish it gently reflects and bounces light around too.
The gold artichoke candle holder is a versatile piece, as well as adding a metallic touch and texture the flickering candlelight will be flattering too. It will look good on a mantle, side table, dining table or window.
Layer up the lights
You can never have too many fairy lights! I love this idea of using extra long ones in a hallway, it draws your eye up and adds warmth and sparkle to an otherwise plain white space.
My favourites from our Winter collection for this year are the starlight gold garland, with vintage style tin stars and warm white LEDs, these are perfect for transitioning from summer to winter and add interest at any time of day or night.
Candlelight is romantic, intimate and comforting. These scandi inspired glass candle storage jars are a practical candle holder too. They make a wonderful Autumnal gift filled with 16 short dinner candles in a colour of your choice you're set for cosy evenings all winter. Choose from comforting muted Autumnal tones such as linen, mother of pearl, deep red, mustard and dark blue.
Enjoy your Autumn styling. If you have any questions or try any of these ideas out let me know in the comments below
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