Sofa in Living Room with autumnal cushions and accessories
Kate Reed from Angela Reed

Kate Reed, Co-Owner Angela Reed

Discover beautiful ways to embrace the change of season and transition to autumn in your home.

As the leaves start to change colour and the air becomes crisp, it's time to embrace the beauty of autumn in your home. With a few simple touches, you can transform your living space into a cosy and inviting retreat that celebrates the season. Here are some beautiful ideas to inspire you: 

1. Warm Up with Textiles

One of the easiest ways to add a touch of autumn to your home is by incorporating warm and cosy textiles. Swap out lightweight summer throws for chunky knit blankets in rich autumn colours like burnt orange, deep red, or golden yellow. Add plush velvet or faux fur pillows to your sofa or bed for an extra layer of comfort.


2. Bring Nature Indoors

Autumn is all about nature's beauty, so why not bring it indoors? Collect fallen leaves, pinecones, and branches from your garden and use them as decorative accents throughout your home. Arrange them in a rustic basket or display them on a mantlepiece for an organic touch. Alternatively, display faux florals and foliage in your home and invest in beautiful pieces that you can bring out every autumn, year after year.

3. Embrace Earth Tones

Autumn is synonymous with earthy hues like warm browns, deep greens, and muted oranges. Incorporate these colours into your decor through accent pieces such as throw pillows, rugs, curtains, or artwork. Consider adding a statement piece like a large wall art featuring autumn landscapes or botanical prints. Alternatively, consider a warm, soft throw in an autumnal tone or place a vase on your coffee table in a seasonal hue.

4. Light Up with Candles

Create a cosy ambience by lighting scented candles in fragrances that evoke the essence of autumn such as cinnamon, pumpkin spice, or apple. Place them on coffee tables, shelves, or mantles for a warm glow that instantly adds charm to any room. Ensure you light before your guests arrive, with enough time for the scent to infuse the room.

5. Display Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables

Take advantage of the bountiful harvest season by showcasing seasonal fruits and vegetables as part of your decor. Fill a rustic wooden bowl with apples, pears, or small pumpkins and place it as a centrepiece on your dining table or kitchen island. Not only does it add visual interest, but it also serves as a healthy snack option when you crave a bit of chocolate on a rainy October afternoon.

6. Cosy Up Your Outdoor Space

Extend the cosy vibes to your outdoor space by adding blankets and pillows to your garden furniture. Create an inviting seating area with a fire pit surrounded by comfy chairs where you can gather with friends and family on cool autumn evenings. Add fairy lights and lanterns for the ultimate outdoor living space in autumn.

7. Incorporate Warm Lighting

Adjusting the lighting in your home can instantly create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Swap out bright white bulbs for soft, warm-toned ones to give your space a cosy glow. Consider adding string lights or fairy lights to create a magical ambience.

8. Seasonal Scents

Fill your home with the comforting scents of autumn by using essential oils or simmering pots. Simmer cinnamon sticks, orange peels, cloves, and nutmeg on the stove to create an inviting aroma throughout your space. You can also use scented plugins or diffusers to enjoy seasonal fragrances.

9.Autumn-inspired Artwork

Switch out your artwork for pieces that reflect the beauty of autumn. Look for paintings or prints featuring landscapes with vibrant autumnal foliage, harvest scenes, or still life arrangements of pumpkins and mallows. Hang them in prominent places to add warmth and visual interest to your space.

10. Seasonal Wreaths

Welcome guests with a beautiful autumn wreath on your front door. Choose one made from dried flowers, foliage, or even mini pumpkins for a festive touch. You can also create your own wreath using materials that you have foraged in your garden, or on a blissful autumnal walk

Embrace the spirit of autumn by incorporating these decor ideas into your home. From warm colours and textures to nature-inspired accents, there are endless ways to bring the beauty of the season indoors. 

So why wait? Start decorating your home today and let the beauty of autumn shine through every corner!

September 12, 2023 — Kate Reed