Colder weather, here we come! It’s time to welcome autumn in all its glory with open arms—and guess what? You don’t even have to leave your house to do so. With great autumn decorating ideas, you can invent the indoor oasis of your dreams and make your home look and feel as cosy as possible. Simple additions like festive wreaths, dining room decor, and plaid pillows and blankets make a huge difference. Or try simple creative centrepiece options, from wheat sprays in classy cloches to a carved-out pumpkin vase or glorious autumn flower displays.
On a budget this year? No problem: You can always cut some leaves, pine cones, or branches from a garden tree, then put them on display in a glass vase.
This season the emphasis is on colour and creating a cosy, comforting scheme. Peacock blues, deep rouge, berry tones and black kitchens, but don’t worry if these sound too dark for you – pretty pink and green is also a trend.
We have taken 6 top tips from House Beautiful for autumn winter decorating ideas worth reading for inspiration!
- Peacock blue
This is a strong look that can be easily managed by teaming it with a lighter colour like millennial pink, which prevents the peacock shade from overpowering. Use a deeper shade of blue for curtains and tableware to add depth and break up the scheme with a pop of mustard and a big blousy floral cushion or two. Pop some fresh blooms and foliage in an oversized vase to bring nature in.
- Black furniture
Black accessories emerged as a trend last year, and a year later, it’s creeping into furniture, especially dining chairs. Pip Prinsloo, Partner & Head of Design, Home at John Lewis & Partners says: “The ‘Little Black Chair’ is predicted to be the style icon of the dining room” Keep the look warm with a cosy rug popped on the back of the chairs and some pinky/blush toned tableware.
- Comforting layers
With the nights drawing in it’s time to cosy up, one of the best ways to do this is to layer up your accessories using lots of beautiful textures and warming tones of amber and navy. Use two or three rugs overlapping each other, it adds a lovely decorative feel to a room.
- All the neutrals
This is one look for those who don’t fancy colour – it’s elegant and sophisticated and oh-so-stylish. Use a mixture of oatmeal tones teamed with rust for a cosy feel and pick pale wood accessories to complete the look.
- Blush and green
This is such a pretty trend and one that will see us through those dark, gloomier winter months. The two shades work so well together, you can use it in the form of wallpaper or invest in accessories like a vase, cushions or throws. And as an added bonus, palm print wallpaper is also a hot trend!
- Purple reigns
“Create a beautiful and eye-catching setting by being brave with colour,” says Clotilde Passalacqua, Interior Design Leader at IKEA UK & Ireland. Purple is one of those colours and it’s going to be a big shade for this season. Choose one key piece like an uber stylish sofa and let it be the star of the show. Use greys and forest greens to ground the look.