10 Ways To Make Your Home Feel More Autumnal

As the days grow shorter and the air becomes crisper, there's a certain magic in the transition from Summer to Autumn. The changing leaves and the scent of pumpkin spice seem to infuse the world with warmth and coziness. Why not bring that Autumnal charm into your home? Here, we'll explore how to capture the essence of Autumn within our homes this year, taking inspiration from nature and cultivating cosiness at every turn. From home decor to scents and cozy additions, we've got you covered.

How To Make Your Home Feel More Autumnal

1. Warm Colour Palette

Despite the cold, the deep and varied colours that autumn brings seem to exude warmth, homeliness and sanctuary, something that we emulate in our designs. Rich reds, warming terracottas and soothing browns on the walls of  small, dark, north-facing rooms create a safe and cocooned effect - the perfect spot to enjoy a hot drink after a long country walk. Not every room needs to be fully repainted to achieve this. For a kitchen, consider painting one wall to add a burst of warmth in what might otherwise be a stark and uninviting space. Or, you could swap out throw pillows and curtains in these autumnal shades to create an instant cozy atmosphere. While it is fun to experiment with bold colours, it is important to be deliberate with your design choices when creating a palette. Make sure the colours chosen are balanced with soft neutrals where possible. If everything in the room is bold then, perhaps surprisingly, it no longer has an impact.

Autumnal Decor

2. Seasonal Decorations

Autumn is the perfect time to indulge in seasonal decorations. Decorate your home with pumpkins, gourds, and cornstalks for an authentic fall feel. Wreaths made of colourful leaves and pinecones can also make a charming addition to your front door.

3. Cozy Throws & Pillows

Nothing says fall like snuggling up with a warm blanket and soft cushions. Invest in throws and cushions in plush materials like fleece, faux fur, or cable knit. Earthy tones and autumn-inspired patterns like plaid or leaf prints are perfect choices.

Luxury Throw Blankets

4. Candles & Lanterns

Create a warm and inviting ambiance with candles and lanterns. Opt for scented candles in fragrances like apple cinnamon, pumpkin spice, or cedar wood to fill your home with the comforting scents of autumn. For safety, consider battery-operated LED candles as an alternative.

5. Autumnal Centrepieces

Transform your dining table into an autumnal masterpiece with seasonal centrepieces. Arrange a combination of colourful leaves, mini pumpkins, and candles in the centre for a stunning focal point. Don't forget to use Autumn-themed tableware for a cohesive look.

6. Autumnal-Inspired Artwork

Update your walls to reflect the season. Either look for paintings, prints, or photographs featuring Autumnal landscapes, cozy cabins, or fall foliage. Or, you can simply look for the colours of fall within a work of art. These pieces will add character to your space and remind you of the beauty of the season.

Pomona Framed Art | Autumnal Art

7. Warm Textures

Of course, not everyone can or will want to invest in major redecorating works to bring about seasonal change. An alternative can be achieved by simply updating the soft furnishings of a room. Having cushions that are upholstered in velvet or wool, for example, are perfect for the colder seasons and can be easily re-covered with textured linen when spring and summer arrive. Cushions are also an opportunity to include some interesting patterns into a scheme, such as plaids or contemporary geometrics.

8. Autumnal Scents

Scents can play a significant role in making your home feel more autumnal. Use essential oil diffusers, scented plugins, or potpourri to fill your space with the comforting fragrances of apple, cinnamon, vanilla, and cloves. It's a simple way to evoke the cozy feeling of the season.

9. Seasonal Tableware

Set your dining table with seasonal tableware to enhance your Autumn decor. Consider using rustic dinnerware, natural textures such as rattan, decorative napkins, and Autumn-themed placemats, whether that's through colour or pattern. It's a subtle yet effective way to tie your home's decor together and make memories around the table specific to the season. 

10. Fall Florals

Swap out your summer blooms for autumn flowers and foliage. Sunflowers, mums, and deep-coloured roses make for stunning floral arrangements. You can place them in vases throughout your home to add a natural and vibrant touch.

Photography Credit / Slims Hilditch

With these 10 creative ideas, you can easily make your home feel more Autumnal and embrace the coziness and beauty of the season. From warm colour palettes and seasonal decorations to scents and cozy throws, there are plenty of ways to infuse your living space with the spirit of Autumn. So, grab a pumpkin spice latté, put on your favourite sweater, and start transforming your home into an Autumnal paradise today!

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