A Cosy Home Makeover: Interior Styling Tips to Welcome Autumn into Your Home This Year

Autumn has officially begun which means we’re right into the heart of the cosy season. This change in season is the perfect opportunity to update your home and refresh your space.

Autumn is the time to think vibrant yet warm colours, creating cosy spaces that exude comfort, embracing textures and natural elements.

Whether it’s subtle changes that resonate with the spirit of the season, or a full transformation of your living room, photo experts at CEWE share top tips with YCB to help you usher in the cosy atmosphere of autumn and add a touch of seasonal magic to your home.

Embrace warm and earthy tones

When we think of autumn, we tend to picture rich, warm and earthy colours that define the season. Burnt orange and rustic brown are always in for autumn, so consider adding these colours throughout your home. If your space is naturally a bit brighter with more light or pastel colours, you should go deeper with any new colours you’re introducing – think olive green and burgundy. This will help tie in that cosy autumn feel with the existing décor of your home.

There are a few different ways you can do this. Pillows and throws, wall art that embraces these colours, or introducing natural elements such as flowers or pine cones are all subtle, non-permanent additions. If you want to go a bit bolder, consider painting an accent wall in these colours or even your door trims to make them more autumnal.

Add cosy textures

As we move away from long, warm days and the evenings start to get chillier, it’s only natural that you’ll want to get cosy and wrapped up at home. Layering a variety of textures will be your friend for this as they not only give you options to curl up with, but they also add visual warmth and depth to your space. It’s a simple way to make a room more interesting while adding that essential touch of autumn!

Chunky knit throws and soft wool blankets are perfect for this, as well as velvet and faux fur. These textures can also be introduced through cushions to add even more variety to a room. You can even create your own personalised blanket to make it truly unique to your home – whether that’s choosing a photo to wrap yourself up in a memory or uploading an autumnal pattern.

Create your own seasonal decor

Autumn is a great time to use the beauty of the season to your advantage – so consider creating your own seasonal decorations using natural materials. This allows you to celebrate autumn and all its glory while staying true to your personal style and making something that fits your home perfectly.

Falling leaves are perfect for this as you can use them to create colourful wreaths for your doors. You can add dried flowers, pinecones and acorns for additional texture and to help create a quintessential autumn decoration.

It’s also the perfect opportunity to add some of your own mini prints to add a further personal touch; a change in season can be a reflective time for many of us, so why not reflect on old memories while bringing a touch of the outside, inside.

Add a personal touch

With a bit of personality in mind, the cosiness of autumn creates the perfect opportunity to introduce more meaningful items to the home. Cosiness is as much a feeling as it is a style for your home – and displaying photos with loved ones or artwork that reflects a shared memory or experience is a great way to invoke a sense of mental cosiness.

From streetmap photo posters that remind you of your favourite trip away with friends, to photo coasters showing off the best photos of your pet, there are many ways to add a personal touch throughout the home in a way that works for your style. Having artwork and personal photos in your space gives it that ‘lived-in’ feel, taking a beautiful home from something out of a showroom to a comfortable, cosy space.  

Eve Crabtree

Eve Crabtree is a journalist with a passion for interior design. She keeps up to date with the latest trends in the interior industry and regularly tests her hand at crafting and redecorating during her spare time.