7 Ways To Style Your Home This Autumn
Here at Style Sourcebook, we love the autumn months and the interior styling that comes with this season. A change of season can be the perfect excuse to switch up your interiors at home, whether that be a small or more dramatic change. One thing we love about autumn styling is its ability to bring a sense of cosiness and warmth through beautiful styling accessories and rich colour schemes. With this in mind, we asked 7 of our designers for their autumn styling advice. With help from our autumn-loving designers, we have rounded up 7 ways to style your home this autumn to keep you warm and inspired throughout the cooler months. From incorporating an abundance of textures to bringing the autumn outdoors in, we hope some of these autumn styling tips make it into your home this season.
1. Use an autumn colour palette
Arguably one of the most important factors when styling your home in autumn is defining your autumn colour palette. A big inspiration for deciding upon your colour palette is the autumn outdoors: think autumn yellow and orange leaves and the green and brown tones within nature. These rich, warm colours add comfort and warmth to a space, which is what we all crave in autumn. The warm, golden or earthy undertones of an autumnal colour palette can be the basis for styling your home this autumn.
"When decorating for autumn I love to draw my inspiration from nature. So, at this time of year, I think about the leaves as they change colour from green to burnt oranges, reds and browns. From this, I then incorporate those warm colours in my decorating through soft furnishings like cushions, throws, and rugs which are easy and affordable to change seasonally."
- Krystle, Baico Interiors
2. Create comfort and warmth
Throughout autumn we are more likely to be indoors, curled up on the sofa with a cup of tea whilst watching a movie. Because of that, creating comfort and warmth in your home is an essential for autumn styling. The best part of crafting your cosy space is that it can be done in small and easy ways. By adding a throw blanket in a warm material or a cushion in a warm tone, it creates an instant cosy and inviting feeling. And, if your budget allows, opt for a soft rug or luxe curtains to keep the warmth inside.
“Fabrics can have one of the biggest impacts. Look for natural, slubby materials that give you a cosy, relaxed feeling like heavy linen, wool, and boucle. Cocooning colours like spice, clay and terracotta all have inviting, warm undertones - you can easily layer these textures and tones into your small soft furnishings like cushion covers and throws.”
- Sam, Designingly
3. Make a statement with a coat of paint, wallpaper or panelling
One way to accentuate your chosen autumn colour palette is to use it on your walls. Whether you prefer to do that with a coat of paint, a fun patterned wallpaper or through panelling; we love how these features can create a cosy and inviting space. Although these are more permanent styling features, they certainly make for a beautiful statement. Paint a room, or a feature wall within your home in your desired autumn palette for a pop of colour, or choose a muted version to ease the transition into other seasons. In terms of wallpaper, we love the use of a nature-inspired pattern to bring the autumn outdoors in. To bring a major sense of earthiness to your space, opt for panelling, particularly wood panelling (oh-so autumn and stylish!).
“Colours play a huge role in creating certain moods in our homes. Make a statement by painting a whole room in one colour, using autumn tones that are warm and rich. Think dusty rose, deep teal, terracotta, russet, and soft grey-greens. These tones can help bring on a room's existing character and features and the best thing about paint is if you don't like it. you can always just paint it back.”
- Joh, Siesta Home
4. Add some autumnal furniture pieces
Adding in some autumnal furniture pieces can be just the thing that makes a significant difference in your autumn styling quest. We love incorporating furniture in moody and tonal neutral colours, such as browns, as they are easier to style with more colourful decorative pieces. And, the best part about it is it can be as major (such as a new entertainment unit or dining table) or minor (such as a new ottoman or side table) as you wish.
“As we bunker down for the autumn shift, consider rearranging furniture to create a furniture plan conducive to snuggling. Deep hues and visually warm textures are the perfect addition during the cooler months..... Think textured, handwoven fabrics and lots of layers. Most of all, create an environment that allows for a season of rejuvenation and reconnection to a slower paced life.”
- Melissa, Melissa Garrett Interiors
5. Add a decorative piece that packs a punch
One thing in particular that we love here at Style Sourcebook is a decorative piece - whether that be wall art, pendant lighting, wall mirrors or florals. Adding a decorative piece that makes a statement and packs a punch can bring a ‘wow’ factor to your space this autumn. Use wall art in an autumnal colour palette, or create the ultimate cosy space with some moody lighting. Adding to the comfort and warmth of the room, some moody lighting can be the finishing touch that your home needs.
“With the days getting a little colder and darker, create cosy vibes inside with moody lighting! Try installing a statement floor lamp or table lamp to add another layer of visual warmth. A trick I’ve embraced from the Scandinavians is turning off your main ceiling lights at night time and welcoming the mood your ambient light creates. Extra tip: Make sure you choose globes with ‘warm’ light instead of ‘cool’ light!”
- Vienna, Vienna Rose Styling
6. Incorporate an abundance of textures and layers
Just like our autumn fashion is best styled with many layers and textures, so too should our interiors. As explained by Veronica from Arc & Arlo, “Texture plays an important role in every home. Texture can add depth and interest to a space (even one with a neutral colour palette) and is often the key ingredient to making a home look finished and lived in. By cleverly layering textures, you can create a space that looks and feels warm and cosy, perfect for those cooler autumn days.”
"A simple way to achieve that warm and cosy look is by adding ‘warmer’ elements to existing ‘cooler’ materials and furniture. Try adding a woollen blanket to a leather armchair, a plush rug to tiled flooring or soft drapes to windows. Other things to try are velvet or linen cushions and throws, candles, timber accents and upholstered furniture.”
- Veronica, Arc & Arlo
7. Bring the autumn outdoors in
As in all seasons, it is important to bring the outdoors in and embrace nature in your home. However, this can be particularly refreshing and comforting in the autumn months. Embrace the beautiful autumnal colours and autumn nature by including florals, plants or other nature elements. Not only will they make excellent styling pieces, but they will also help to bring some much needed life and rejuvenation into your home this autumn.
"One of my favourite ways to welcome autumn into my home space is by using dried floral arrangements. With such a variety of brown and orange tones that can be showcased in these beautiful arrangements, you can really customise them to your own personal interior style."
- Tash, Black Koi Design Studio