Decorating for autumn

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The leaves have turned, the days are shorter and Halloween is just around the corner. In case it it didn't seem so before, autumn is certain upon us now. For many of us, this is the best season of the year, conjuring up memories of childhood afternoons spent jumping into piles of brightly coloured leaves, sipping hot cider and carving pumpkins. The autumn also gives us the opportunity to decorate for a new season. Here, from our homify experts are few ideas for making the inside of your home match the festive autumn leaves outside.

A cosy blanket

With chilly weather and early evenings, autumn is the perfect season for curling up with a cosy blanket, a good book and a mug of tea. This soft knit throw, with its subtle patterns and colours, is so inviting that you won’t even mind the dropping temperatures! To create a homey, inviting vibe, make sure you have plenty of blankets around the house.

Fabulous foliage

 Living room by Lux'Ellence

Autumn is, of course, best known for the fiery colours of it’s changing foliage: a scene that never fails to surprise us with its loveliness. We like to think of this rainbow as compensation for the earlier nightfall, and it is a look that works just as well inside the home as it does outside of it. This cabinet takes a cue from nature by copying the wonderful palette of brown, gold and yellow.

Spider webs

The end of autumn means Halloween and an excuse to decorate your home with accessories that feature jack-o-lanterns, ghosts and even spiders. This table is called Arachnid, a fitting name as its structure immediately calls to mind that eight-legged creature. There is nothing scary, however, about this tasteful design. On the contrary, its form suggests the elegance of spider webs and nature’s other design feats. Although it is perfect for autumn, this is a table that will look stylish at any time.

Falling leaves

Ethereal elegance inspiration:   by The Tab Collective
The Tab Collective

Ethereal elegance inspiration

The Tab Collective

This mug, by London designer The Tab Collective, is decorated with graphics that mimic nature’s most fashionable accessories: the falling autumn leaves. Although the colours here are relatively subdued for October leaves, the dainty lines forming their delicate shapes remind us of the gracefulness of leaves gently drifting down to the ground from the trees. A perfect cup for a warm mug of tea or even hot cider!

Candle light

Autumn is the perfect season for candles, as the shortening days and daylight savings time combine to mean that sunset comes much earlier than we would like it to. But with the bright little flame of candle, you don’t have to mourn the sunlight too much. We especially love these candle holders, whose woven structure is reminiscent of the spiders webs associated with Halloween, and also of the woven baskets and cornucopias holding the autumn harvest.

Plenty of pillows

Just as it is nice to have lots of blankets around the home in the autumn, it is also good to have plenty of pillows. After all, this is the season when animals begin preparing for hibernation, and you may just find the cosy, dark days make you want to take naps as well! In addition, throw pillows are a great way to change your colour scheme easily, adding in the rich, dark shades of red and gold that we associate with autumn.

How do you decorate your home for autumn? Let us know in the comments!
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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