Personally, I love autumn – the sunny crisp mornings, the beautiful colours and the beginning of darker evenings, that make you want to cosy up indoors.
As the seasons start to change I thought it might be fun to take a look at a few subtle ideas for how to to reflect that autumnal vibe in your living room decor. I’m not really one for having pumpkins around the place (except at halloween), so this is really about moving from bright breezy summer to a more cosy, intimate indoorsy feeling. It’s also a good excuse to have a bit of a refresh (if you need one!).
I love scented candles, they not only make your home smell amazing, but they also give a soft glow that no other form of light really can. Think autumn smells of blackberries and cinnamon – yum! Why not increase the number of candles you have around, real and LED (safer for little ones) to give that cosier feel in the evenings?
Soften the Lights
As the nights start to draw in, I always prefer to reach for side lights and table lamps instead of the main ceiling light. Or why not try a couple of LED lights – for example as here around the bottom of a candle in a lantern, or a star light would look lovely on the mantlepiece.
Change up the Cushions and Throws
If your living room decor is neutral, then this is super-easy to do just by changing the cushion covers. Touches of warm reds, oranges and plums help to give the autumn feel. And of course, once you’ve had enough of them, you can put them away again to be re-used again next year. You can also change up the textures, so go for heavier weight throws, chunky knits and anything fluffy!
This gorgeous cosy fireside sofa has added layers of colour and texture from the beautiful woolen throws on it. The fluffy rug on the floor also adds to the effect.
Autumnal Flowers / Berries / Leaves
Bring the outside in using seasonal flowers and berries to add a bit of colour to your living room:
That’s it! Short and sweet one today – hope it’s given you a few ideas!