As much as we hate to say goodbye to the long, sunny days of summer, there’s something quite inviting about the onset of autumn.
Here at Eastbank, we love this time of year. As summer melts away, the outdoors takes on a new vibe. Leaves change from lush green to deep gold and rust, falling to the ground like crisp burnt orange confetti. Think New England in the Fall and that’s your colour chart right there!
The new season is also a good time to make little changes around the house, welcoming the chillier days and darker nights with some trendy, cosy, autumn home décor.
Take a look at these great ideas to give you some inspiration for your funky autumn look.
Autumn home décor opens up the most glorious of colour palettes. You could introduce rich autumnal hues like ochre yellows, rusts, golds, terracotta orange, and warm chocolatey shades. Ideally, if you’ve stuck to a white or cream neutral base colour scheme in your house, it will be easier to drop in a few accent pieces or swap some cushion covers. Even if you’ve gone for bolder colours in your home, don’t worry about them clashing. You can say hello to autumn just by adding a few seasonal accessories.
Take it or Leaf it
Leaves are popular all year round in interior accessories but even more so in autumn. There are a few stylish ways to introduce them to your home. Fill a clear vase with some branches for a rustic, natural look. Or, you could buy some artificial twigs and mix them with fresh, seasonal flowers and berries for an eye-catching display. If you’re feeling creative, you could gather up a selection of leaves from the park or your garden and make a pretty garland for your kitchen shelves. Yes, you can still enjoy autumn home décor even when you’re cooking! Pumpkin Pie, anyone?
Nothing says cosy up and chill like rich tartans, tweed cushions, and chunky throws. You could add a Scottish flavour to your lounge or bedroom this autumn. Tartan has come a long way and there are some elegant colours and designs around these days, especially for home accessories. Opt for subtle creams and oatmeal shades or a mix of heathery tones for a classic, Highland feel. For a more dramatic look, there are some bolder tartan fabrics that weave in edgy black with contemporary, popular shades.
Adding a wool throw to your sofa or your bed brings a welcoming and cosy vibe to the room – and perfect for snuggling under when the autumn chill sneaks up on you.
Deck the Halls
Okay, so that’s taking the end of summer too far, right? When we think of door wreaths and garlands, we automatically think of the festive season, but, there are some gorgeous autumn versions too. Hanging a decorative harvest-style wreath will add to your ‘Fall’ theme but, will also give your front door or porch a facelift. It might be an ideal solution as the summer blooms start to drop off and the hanging baskets look past their best.
It’ll soon start to get darker a little earlier now that we’re nearly in September but here’s the good bit…new lights! Nothing changes the ambience of a room like beautiful lighting but, you don’t have to go to town, spending a fortune on anything fancy to give your room a mini facelift. If you want to stick to autumnal colours, you can easily change your lamp shades by swapping your summery ones for something more daring. That’s the beauty of the autumn palette, the choice of rich, earthy tones that will make your home look so warm and inviting. Or, if you don’t want to change your main lamps, why not add a few new candles to your living space. Perhaps choose something more rustic for your candleholders, or pick out some gold or rust coloured candles for a subtle autumn vibe.
Now you’ve created the perfect setting to enjoy the new season it’s time to curl up with your pumpkin-spiced latte!
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