Autumn is a special time of year. It feels like everything is moving at a slower pace, giving us time to reflect and re-envision our year ahead. To add to that time of reflection at home, giving your home that autumn feel is a sure way to make those special moments at home even better.
We discover a few cosy and creative ways to give your home the nod to enjoy the cooler months ahead.
Autumn is a great time to usher some new colours into your home. Whether you want to fully embrace the cold or long for hot and breezy summer nights, colour plays an important role, no matter which way you go. Whether you decide to embrace warm or cool tones, there are a few favourites for 2021.
Burnt orange, charcoal and berry tones are the perfect colours to bring autumn into your home. Consider cool metallics to bring some sparkle into your home.
Accents and Center Pieces
Placing a few accent pieces around your home at this time of year is also a lovely way to bring the feeling of autumn into your home. Autumn-inspired wreaths are a beautiful addition to the facade of your home. Whether you choose a DIY option or a stunning store-bought design, dressing up at your front door can boost your home’s curb appeal.
Homemaking queen Martha Stewart suggests: “For an autumn centrepiece, gather what’s readily found in your backyard. Knotty branches and gourds make great fodder for a centrepiece, which can be easy. Colours tend to be rather limited during the fall season with natural earth tones and fiery hues of red, orange, and gold. Focus on texture to bring out the colours of fall and add visual interest to your fall centrepiece.
Floors and More
Richly textured carpets and rugs are a must in the cooler months. Besides the rich, textural element it brings to your décor, it also keeps the heat indoors. In sunny rooms, the sun can even warp the carpets if you live in warmer climates like Southern Africa. Multi-coloured, Oriental carpets are vibrant all year round and a great long-term investment.