How to Make Your Home Feel Cosy this Autumn

The colours, smells and sounds of autumn make for a wonderfully atmospheric time of the year. And whilst you won’t necessarily want to bring in the seasons chill into your home, you may well take inspiration from nature’s autumnal magic.

It is with this in mind that we offer some tips on how to make your home feel cosy this autumn.

Tones and Colours    

The weather may be turning colder but the colours of autumn are rich, warm and burnished. Bring a little of the outside inside by seeking out chunky oversized knits – cushion covers, throws and blankets and welcoming them into your home.

Gold, orange, brown and warm mushroom tones are the order of the day and create a feel that is both earthy and cosy – transforming your living spaces into heavens of comfort and relaxation. 

These tones and colours can be contrasted with greys, blues and even pinks reflecting those wonderful clear autumn skies.

Textures and Materials

In addition to chunky knits, there is a range of sensuous textures and materials that reflect the wealth and seasonal trends of autumn.

Think rustic and explore copper, brass and wooden lighting options.

When it comes to accessories sumptuous is the keyword, velvet, suede and even sheepskin offer cosy options that also feel great to the touch.

Autumn Aromas

As well as wanting your home to look cosy and wonderful, you will also want to have it smelling fantastic. Look to scented candles, oil burners and mists to set your senses alight. Autumn aromas like amber, bergamot and frankincense work particularly well and why not try a little black pepper for added spice.

Our brains react to smells quicker than any of our other senses and so make sure your autumn aromas are ones that will set the scene for the rest of your cosy autumn home.

Statement Piece Furniture

If you really fancy treating yourself this autumn, investing in a statement piece of furniture is one opulent option. Buying something special can really take a living space to the next level and there are plenty of options from which to choose.

A chaise or a chair will certainly have a dramatic impact when it comes to making your home cosier, but other options include dressers, sideboards and coffee tables.

Autumnal Art

There are some amazing paintings, sculptures and photographs that capture the beauty of the season. Autumnal art, however needn’t be expensive or highbrow, simple collages made with your children can be very effective and will only cost the price of a tube of glue.

Making your home feel cosy this autumn isn’t just a case of turning up the heating and battening down the hatches, au contraire, a holistic approach that considers all the human senses makes the colder months a joy and not a hardship.

Diana Simpson

Diana is a passionate journalist and a curious soul who is on the quest of finding what she loves the most; coffee, dogs, books or traveling? Born and bred in London, writing is her healing power.