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Updating your home for autumn

Created: 20/09/2018

With the warm weather coming to an end and dark skies welcoming us as we wake up, it’s easy to see that autumn is upon us. Throughout the summer months, you may have found that you made some changes to your home décor, perhaps a splash of colour into your living room or opted for florals in your bedroom. However, as the temperature outside begins to drop, it’s time to create a warm, cosy environment inside.

Whether you decide to tackle the decoration by yourself, or are considering hiring a handyman service local to you, we’ve included a list below of some of the easiest ways to update your home for autumn below!

 

Colour schemes

If over the summer months you’ve injected bright, vibrant colours into your house, now is the perfect time to swap these out in favour of something more seasonal-appropriate. Think about introducing warm, earthy shades, such as those of burnt orange and emerald green, which are sure to keep your home feeling snug. These are the easiest ways to replicate the colours seen in nature outside and work fabulously when paired with a rustic, wooden collection of furniture.

There are a number of different ways in which you can begin to incorporate these shades into your home, whether you choose to commit to painting an entire wall or opt for colour pops with a neutral background. Working to a colour scheme will allow you to pair what you already own with a few items bought especially for autumn, meaning that this task doesn’t have to be too time-consuming!

Navy is set to be a huge trend this autumn. particularly with interiors. This versatile colour can either form part of the perfect backdrop or can be a great addition to a room, whether that’s with pillows or pieces of furniture. Similarly, Dulex has announced their colour of the year to be spiced honey, a luxurious, warm shade that can upgrade any room for the coming months ahead.

The most important thing to consider when it comes to selecting your colour palette is ensuring that you get the balance right; if you begin painting your walls in a deep terracotta, accessorising with neutral, light browns and creams will prevent the room from looking too dark whilst adding dimension.

 

Textures

When it comes to updating your home to reflect the seasons, one of the easiest ways to do this is by adding layers and different textures. As it gets colder outside, you may find yourself reaching for the thermostat to increase the temperature inside. However, comforting blankets and luxe throws are perfect alternatives – and they allow you to save money on your heating bill! Chunky knits and textured linens are great for transforming your space in an inexpensive way and come in a range of different colours and styles.

Layer up different textures to really see the effects of this style. Leather upholstery on sofas and armchairs can be paired wonderfully with wooden feature walls and brick fireplaces. How much you commit to this trend depends on your personal style, but the ease of switching out fabrics and materials with the changing of the seasons is what makes this a real winner.

 

Lighting

With the changing of the clocks comes darker mornings and early nights, so you’ll more than likely find your home using more artificial lighting than in the summer. One of the ways in which you can make changes to your home this autumn is by investing in some new lighting. Whether you grab your favourite scented candles and create centrepieces for tables, decorate your stairs with some glistening fairy lights or look for new lamps to light up the darkest of corners, your lighting can make a huge difference when it comes to the ambience in your home. Transform a corner of your living room with a floor lamp illuminating the area above your favourite chair or look for an industrial style light in a shade of copper for something a little bit different.

 

 

Furniture

After the hot summer that we’ve recently experienced, it is more than likely that you’ll have spent the last couple of months sitting outdoors having invested in some gorgeous outdoor furniture. However, now it is time to head back indoors, you should have some comfy pieces that you’re more than happy to curl up in. In order to make your home as warm as possible, opt for fabrics and materials such as velvet, wood and knit, as these fill a room a little bit better.



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