The transition in your home between summer and autumn can be challenging to get right. Some people may think it’s easier to leave your home until Christmas and make any style changes then. There are however easy style changes anyone can make at home to make their space feel more in touch with the season.
To help you through these interior design changes and the upcoming autumn 2019 trends, Bespoke Interiors have put together this helpful guide. These are changes anyone can make, and do not require significant effort. That means no painting of walls or buying specific new pieces of furniture, just simple but effective changes to help represent autumn in your home.
A darker colour scheme is a classic autumn and winter interior design trend, and this year is no different. One area that is new this year is bringing those darker colours into your bedroom. Many people like to keep the bedroom a bright and airy room all year round with light colours for bedding such as white or light greys.
Colours such as dark blue work well for bedding and help give your bedroom an inviting feeling. Some people may feel that darker tones don’t help during the naturally darker months with less natural light. However, they do work really well to mirror the darker hues of the outside environment.
One of the easiest ways to alter the interior style of your home all year round is through different ornaments. They are straightforward to swap out depending on the time of year, so for autumn think about bringing some more exposed wood into your home.
There are lots of wooden ornaments available regardless of budget, so you’ll always be able to find something which you like.
However, it’s important to remember that if you plan on displaying an ornament for only part of the year, you will need to store it for the rest. For this reason, along with not wanting the ornament to dominate a room, getting a smaller one can be a good idea.
As the months get colder and winter draws closer, it’s a great idea to have some thick blankets our the house. There are a range of fabrics you can get these in but something like alpaca wool work really well to provide you with warmth and comfort. Depending on how you choose to place these blankets when they’re not in use, they can actually become a great interior design feature.
Adding layers to your furniture at home works in the same way as layering clothes during colder months. You can enhance the style alongside it being a practical addition. Getting the colour choice for blankets or throws is essential. Depending on the colour scheme of your room, some colours will work well, and others will clash too much.
For autumnal colours think about light browns, reds and oranges to represent the fallen leaves outside and darker neutral tones. While it may not be to everyone’s taste, tartan also works really well during autumn.
Seasonal plants are a great way of bringing the outside elements indoors, and autumn offers you a large amount of choice when it comes to houseplants. As natural light starts to decrease through autumn, it’s worth keeping in mind where you place these houseplants so they can flourish.
Chrysanthemum’s work well during autumn as they display those classic autumnal colours. They also look great in pots so can easily be placed on shelves or desks depending on the space you have available. Oxalis triangularis, sometimes called the shamrock plant, brings some stunning purple leaves into your room along with pink or white flowers.
While these colours may not be traditional autumn colours, they work really well and enhance any room. One significant benefit of this plan is it doesn’t like a lot of light. For this reason, you don’t need to place it in direct sunlight. This allows you to use that space for houseplants which really need the light and increases your options for placement for Oxalis.
The advantage of adding lamps to your rooms is that you can create stunning soft lighting. When you get home in the evening, and it’s already dark outside, it can often be quite jarring to turn the main lights on in your house.
You can often find the room is too bright and harsh. By using a few lamps, rather than one main light, you create pockets of light which spread softly across the room, creating a gentle atmosphere. This kind of lighting is perfect for relaxing after a long day and helping you destress.
All the tips listed above are easy to implement in your home regardless of your current design style. As mentioned there are considerations to make, as with any interior design choices, but by understanding the space you have available and your personal preferences, you can easily get your home feeling autumnal and looking beautiful this year.