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Decorating for Autumn: New Ways to Spice Up Your Home

Decorating for Autumn: New Ways to Spice Up Your Home

| On 04, May 2015

As the days start to get colder and shorter, it’s time to start thinking about adding a few seasonal touches to your home.

When the temperatures start to drop, it’s always nice to spend time cozied up inside, and I’ve rounded up a few pieces to help make your place feel even homier this season. A few bolder colours are starting to sneak their way into the palette this season, so if you’re really desperate to escape the grey outside and are wanting to take some risks, have a go with some deep blues, purples, and burgundies in your home.

Throws and blankets
This one is a bit of a no-brainer, but it’s definitely one of the easiest ways to warm up your place. Not only can throw rugs add a touch of colour to the room, but you can also save on your heating bill by rugging up under your new blanket!

Throw RugsCoyuchi Cozy Cotton Blanket | One-Of-A-Kind Kantha Throw Blanket | Faux Fur Striped Throw

Not only are they useful, but throw rugs are an easy way to add a splash of colour to your house in these drab, grey months. If you’re after a more of a feature piece, don’t be afraid to add some patterns.

Get creative with DIYs
Rainy afternoons getting you down? Looking for a way to pass the time whilst still managing something productive? There are a range of DIYs out there to help keep you occupied, and plenty of them are guaranteed to get you in the mood for the wintry season.

DIY ExamplesHomemade Simmering Spices | Driftwood Centrepiece | DIY Pinecone Garland

Garlands are always a key feature piece and a sure way to start conversations when your guests come around. They can brighten up any blank, white wall (take note, renters!) and are a great way to while away the afternoon.

Rugs
If you’re looking for a great way to liven up a space, a rug is a great place to start. Though generally expensive, they’re a brilliant investment piece that you’ll have for many years to come. If you have wooden or tiled floors that are a bit chilly in the mornings, laying a rug down will keep your feet warm and your décor on trend.

RugsMagical Thinking Anissa Jute Rag Rug | Cadiz Wool Rug | Magical Thinking Ankara Diamond Printed Rug

Again, rugs are both great conversation starters and focal points of the room. Have a look around second hand shops for cheaper pieces that will definitely catch the eye of your guests.

Tableware and Napery
Finding it hard to get yourself out on a Saturday night? When the temperatures start to drop, going out to socialise can become a bit of a struggle. To compensate, having friends over for dinner can be a great way to show off your cooking skills, and new table linens and dinnerware will certainly warm up your dining room.

TablewarePotter’s Workshop Dip Bowls | Petal-Upon-Petal Tablecloth | Striped Natural Table Runner

If you’re after something a little extra, look around for some rustic, autumnal centrepieces to seriously impress your dinner guests.

Feature Image Credit: Jay Mantri