Three easy ways to update your home this autumn

By The Newsroom
Monday, 29th October 2018, 9:45 am
Updated Monday, 29th October 2018, 10:00 am

It's possible to be both stylish and snug as we move in to the colder months, by adapting key trends to personal taste.

Some of the biggest trends to enter our homes this autumn include earthy colour combinations, cushy neutrals, and layering different textures to add warmth.

Interior style advisor for Furniture Choice, Rebecca Snowden, gives her top tips for spicing up your interiors;

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1. Accessorise with comfy textures

Building on the concept of Hygge, experiment with different textures in the living room to create a cosy autumn feel. Keep it classic with a comfortable fabric sofa or go for a bold statement with a chic velvet centrepiece. For a boost of style and cosiness, layer up with a woollen throw and textured pillows to achieve a warm, lived-in look that’s perfect for the colder months.

This approach can also be applied in bold spaces to complete and soften the look. A faux fur throw with neutral pillows add interest to a sophisticated leather sofa, creating a relaxed atmosphere. These soft fabrics add visual contrast while looking effortlessly comfortable.

2. Create contrast with colour and shine

Make a statement this season by mixing bright and dark colours in your home.

Take a leaf out of nature’s playbook - warm, golden tones are predominant outside in autumn, and this can easily be brought into the home. Mustard packs a punch when paired with a black or brown sofa, or sprinkled around the space as fun decorative accents. This colour block approach creates a fresh look that’s also easily adaptable all year round.

Adding brass elements into a space is a chic, simple way of adding warmth and also plays well with a mid-century modern aesthetic. “Introduce contemporary elements like a polished floor lamp and metallic decor for a bit of shine,” suggests Rebecca. “An edgy side table would also add interest and character while doubling as a functional surface for bits and bobs.”

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3. Introduce warm earthy tones

With its warm and earthy tones of rich caramel and amber, Spiced Honey is a sophisticated and inviting shade, making it perfect for the home this autumn. Chosen as the Dulux Colour of the Year for 2019, its rich tones can be both energising and soothing, depending on the mood and feel of the room. Aside from a wall colour, this amber shade can also be incorporated in subtle doses through glass accessories, crockery and light fixtures.

If you prefer a darker colour scheme this autumn, earthy tones such as spiced honey or terracotta are versatile shades that will break up dark shades and add a modern and warm touch to your overall decor. These comforting hues allow you to create a cosy atmosphere that will easily transition into spring and summer.”

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