The autumn season brings with it darker nights and cooler temperatures. The leaves on the trees begin to change color, and everything (including our homes and wardrobes) requires a little extra coziness.
In terms of autumn home decor, it's all about transitioning from summer and transforming your living spaces into warm and inviting spaces. When it comes to changing your home décor, there are many options available to you, whether you are renovating your entire home or just one room.
If you're looking for some ideas as autumn approaches, we've compiled a list of some of our favorites, as well as some key things to consider...
Clean your house thoroughly.
It's a good idea to deep clean your home before starting any decorating projects. Styling a clean house is much easier than adding decor to areas covered in dust and dirt, from the windows to the skirting boards, to areas that are often forgotten, such as the tops of shelves and cupboards.
This is especially true if you intend to spruce up the place with a new coat of paint. Consider rich autumnal hues like orange, deep green, red, and yellow for paint. If you're not sure if you want to go all out, you can always make a feature wall instead of painting the entire room.
Cushions and throws can be added to the mix.
If you're on a tight budget, adding a few hot-hued cushions and throws to the living room or bedroom is a quick and easy way to update your home decor without breaking the bank. You can even make your own covers to add to existing cushions, or you can go to markets and charity shops – there are many places to shop on a budget, and many of these items are almost brand new!
Make your own covers out of old throws, scraps of fabric, and pillows you already own if you're feeling crafty.
Consider the scents.
Adding decor to your home is about more than just appearances. It is also necessary to consider fragrance. Purchasing autumn potpourri will assist you in transforming your home into an autumn-inspired space. Whether you choose a bouquet of autumn blooms or make your own potpourri from a recipe found online, both make excellent centrepieces and instantly add ambience to any room in the house.
Candles are another great option, and they can instantly increase the autumnal ambience levels in the evenings by providing both a strong scent and something beautiful to look at.
Another way to add some autumn decor to your home is to hang new artwork on the walls. Again, choose paintings and prints with lovely autumnal hues and hang them in prominent places around the house, such as the stairwell, above the mantelpiece, above the bed, or next to the dining room table.
By including embellished frames in the mix, you can make these appear more expensive than they are. These can be found at flea markets and charity shops for a fraction of the cost of new frames. You can even paint those you already have or add a rustic touch with chalk paint.
New bedding can change the look of your room.
Replace your tired or plain bedding with a lovely new bedspread in richer, brighter colors. Alternatively, keep the white sheets and use a throw or cushions to add a pop of color. This small change can give your room an entirely new look in a matter of minutes, and it doesn't have to be expensive!
Make a focal point wall.
Choosing a wall in any room of your home and painting it a new color is a great way to update the overall style and feel of the room. Richer shades and warm hues such as orange, gold, yellow, and rich greens are ideal for autumn. Alternatively, go for a vibrant, vibrant, color-rich wallpaper that screams autumn!
If you're only doing a feature wall, you can often get away with using samples from your local DIY store. These are significantly less expensive (and sometimes even free) than investing in large rolls of wallpaper, much of which will often go to waste.