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Inspiration for Cosy Autumnal Decor

I hope you are soaking up the last of summer during this sunny start to September. It is hard to believe that it is this time of year already!


Autumn is my favourite season of the year, and although it may not seem very autumnal as of yet, it won’t be long before the leaves start to change and the air becomes crisper. September marks the perfect time to transition your interior design to embrace the welcoming arms of autumn. It's a season that brings with it a rich tapestry of colours, textures, and design opportunities. In this blog post, I will explore some exciting interior design ideas to infuse your home with the spirit of Autumn. From warm colour palettes to nature-inspired decor, you can be inspired to create a space that's both stylish and seasonally relevant.

September is all about earthy hues that mirror the changing foliage outside. My first tip is to consider incorporating warm tones like deep browns, terracottas, forest greens, and rich oranges into your decor. These colours can be introduced through accent walls, throw pillows, area rugs, and even furniture pieces. Warm colours create a cosy and inviting atmosphere that is perfect for colder days.


Autumn is synonymous with comfort, and one way to achieve that in your interior design is by layering textures. Incorporate soft, chunky knit blankets, plush velvet cushions, and faux fur throws to your seating areas. I recommend mixing and matching different textures to add depth and visual interest to your space.

Another way to embrace the season is by incorporating natural elements in your space. 'Bringing the outdoors in' is a timeless decorating trend that is not just reserved for summer, it can be just as effective across other months as well. Decorate with natural elements such as dried leaves, pinecones, acorns, and seasonal flowers. Consider incorporating wooden accents, such as rustic wooden tables or reclaimed wood shelves to evoke a sense of rustic charm.


Mood lighting is essential as the days get shorter. Lighting plays a crucial role in setting the ambiance of your home. Swap out cool, bright lights for warm, soft lighting options. Consider adding floor and table lamps with warm-toned bulbs, candle sconces, or even decorate with string lights to create a cosy and inviting atmosphere.

An easy way of seasonal decorating is to focus on a seasonal centrepiece. For example you could elevate your dining or coffee table with a seasonal centrepiece. You could do this using a collection of mini pumpkins, gourds, or a vase filled with flowers as a focal point. Pair these with autumn-themed tableware to create a stylish and inviting setting for gatherings.


My final advice in this blog post would be that before diving into your seasonal decor, take the opportunity to declutter and refresh your space. Donate or store away summer-specific items to make room for your cosy autumn additions. A clutter-free space allows your new decor elements to shine.

September really invites you to embrace the beauty of the changing season by infusing your home with warmth, earthy colours, and nature-inspired decor. By incorporating these interior design ideas, you can create a space that's not only visually stunning but also inviting and perfect for seasonal gatherings. So, bid farewell to summer and welcome the splendour of September into your home.

For more inspiration visit our Autumn Homes Pinterest board.

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