How to do Autumn decor

Adding autumn touches in your home

Once the leaves start turning into beautiful reds & browns and falling to the ground, it is time to say our final farewell to Summer. Even though I absolutely love the UK Summer, I think that Autumn is the most beautiful season of the year; for it is full of colour and beauty. Over the last few weeks I feel as though the once bright daylight that streamed into our house feels rarer and rarer.

As well as updating mine and my family’s wardrobe for the new season I have also been getting my home ready for the changes, by adding a few cosy autumnal touches, which I talked about recently. So with that in mind, if you too are looking for some home decor inspiration then here are a few ways you can add Autumnal style into your home.

1/ Soft leather. Add in bags of style to your home with brown leather chairs or sofas (or a bed like ours below) for a real country/vintage look. I have softened up our potentially masculine looking bedroom, with pastel cushions and warm throws.

Autumn home decor: tips and ideas

2/ Oranges, browns & greens. Add in autumnal colours to your home such as brown faux-fur cushions or a sage green rug. This will instantly give a room a warmer feeling. Perhaps add in curtains into your home too for something a little thicker and warmer for the room.

3/ Materials. Go for natural materials in your home such as wicker baskets, oak tables, copper, wire and slate accessories. These kinds of natural materials are beautiful and earthy (reflective of the changes outdoors) plus they will help to bring the outside, in.

Autumn ideas for the home Ideas for autumn home decor

4/ Display. Instead of pink & green blooms that we have been lusting over Instagram all Summer…this season is all about twigs and foliage in vases and bottles. Go for branches, pumpkins and candles and keep it all very chic and simple.

5/ Cosy. We are talking anything warm & cosy right now!…blankets, throws, cushions, scented candles and duvets will all help to keep you and your family warm during the colder months. Plus they look great in your living spaces too!

Autumn - our family home Getting cosy for Autumn

This new grey shaggy rug above has been a really cosy addition to our home.

6/ Get creative. If you are throwing a Halloween party or dinner then make your own centerpieces using foliage, leaves, twigs and candles. Or maybe fill a fish-bowl vase full of rosy apples & pears. This will give the room a feeling of the new season and make your party that little bit more special.

How have you been preparing for Autumn & Winter in your home? Please do share your tips!

Love, Jess x

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  1. October 25, 2016 / 1:38 am

    Some lovely ideas here. I’ve given up trying to tart our house up. Decor and two kids under 3 really don’t mix!

    • Jess
      October 25, 2016 / 8:30 am

      Ha ha! I know what you mean! My house resembled soft play for years 😉 xx

  2. October 25, 2016 / 9:00 am

    I’ve actually really enjoyed adding a few autumnal touches this year and didn’t think I would as much because I’m more of a summer person but it IS lovely to get the house all cosy. Love your tips xx

  3. October 25, 2016 / 9:51 am

    Love these ideas Jess, I really need to get some more twigs and I love the idea of using pumpkins as a display – I wouldn’t have thought of that! I’ve just pinned this xx

  4. October 25, 2016 / 10:09 pm

    Great photography, as always. I love the Autumn too. It’s a time for ‘cabining up’ so to speak…We haven’t got a fireplace anymore (Eeks!) as we went all modern so I’ll light some candles and utilize the dimmer switch to feel more autumnal!

  5. October 26, 2016 / 8:11 am

    I love making the house cosy at this time of year. Great photos. #homeetc

  6. October 26, 2016 / 8:16 am

    Some great ideas to welcome in the new season and it all looks lovely! Love the twigs in the vase – such an easy thing to do and really helps to bring the outside in! 🙂 Philippa x

  7. October 26, 2016 / 8:27 am

    Lovely ideas Jess. Our home is awash with conkers, leaves, gourds and carved pumpkins. I love this time of year. The earthier scented candles are out too.

  8. October 26, 2016 / 9:12 am

    Fab tips. I love the accessories and display ideas, so easy to do especially when you can go for a walk and collect a lot of what you need outdoors for free! #HomeEtc xx

  9. October 26, 2016 / 12:46 pm

    Your home looks lovely and love all the ideas. This is my favourite season for home decor, the colours and the textures (but not how hard it is to photograph interiors without the spring/summer light streaming in!) I’ve been embracing the change of season, and have been collecting conkers in the park and pussy willow branches like yours, carving pumpkins and bringing out the wooly throws and candles. Loving it! #HomeEtc

  10. October 27, 2016 / 8:25 pm

    Great ideas Jess. Your house always looks amazing! x

  11. October 28, 2016 / 11:21 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE – come and autumn up my house for me pleaseeeee! xx

  12. October 28, 2016 / 1:26 pm

    Some great ideas here. I love the feeling of been cosy so I’m just about to buy some blankets for the sofas. I like idea of snuggling up watching tv. Candles are a most and I’ve just bought lots of different ones. I love Yankee Candle scents so I will be buying some of their autumn themed ones this weekend. xx

  13. November 6, 2016 / 8:11 pm

    I’ve banned autumn from our house!!! I don’t want to admit that winter is nearly upon us so I keep buying really bright flowers just to cheer myself up!!! That said, we did go all out with the Halloween decor — gotta love pumpkins right?? 😉

  14. November 26, 2016 / 9:28 am

    Hello Jess, It’s really something more exciting the idea of autumn decoration. I loved your blog. I will definitely try all your tips. Thanks you so much!

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