Autumn decor ideas and trends – 19 ways to embrace the season at home

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7 Oct
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Autumn decor ideas and trends – 19 ways to embrace the season at home

Cosy up your home this season with the best autumn decor looks for every room in the house

It's the perfect time to add more warming colours, or another colour palette altogether, to rethink lighting, choose exciting prints, comforting textures and more for your home to make every space even more inviting. Thankfully, it's easy to bring the best of autumn into your surroundings too, without spending a fortune. With some simple additions to your hallway, living room and even bedroom, you'll be able to feel all the pumpkin spice latte, cosy evening and halloween vibes at home.

HOW CAN I MAKE MY HOUSE AUTUMNAL?

It's all about incorporating the best autumnal colours and textures from the outside with more contemporary interior design trends and looks. Think neutrals with burnt orange or a splash of something bright, cosy throws with modern sleek shapes. 

1. POPS OF COLOUR

Fresh from the H&M fall collection, even the addition of one eclectic colour to contrast a minimal decor scheme can bring your space up to date in autumn. 

2. COOL COLOURED DECOR

It doesn't always have to be all burnt orange and burgundy. 'Neutral autumn décor radiates a calming feel as we welcome the outside in. Combining muted tones through shades of green lily and cool grey with ceramic touches and faux foliage, working together to offer a soothing sanctuary from home.

3. PRETTY PASTELS AND GILDED ACCENTS

Contrast rich gold with a lighter colour palette for a polished autumnal look. Plus, the contrast of cosy textures from the throws and cushions against the sleek, modern coffee table creates a balanced finish.

4. TEXTURED TABLESCAPES

'Harvest inspired decor is perfectly on trend this year as we focus on the burnt orange tones, pampas grass and tinted glass. Autumnal wreaths can be used to decorate both indoors and out, adding an elegant accompaniment to your set-up and can be styled on their own or entwined with micro lights to add to their appearance. They can even double up as a centrepiece for your dining table! Style the wreath alongside a garland and position it like a runner within the centre of your table. You can then place mini pumpkin lights in and around the garland.

5. MINIMAL PRINTS AND COSY TONES

Mix minimal and modern textile prints in gorgeous burnt orange colours with bold black and white numbers for a modern finish that works so well as a quick and easy autumn upgrade. Earthy vases and autumnal foliage nod furthermore to the season in this H&M Home setup.

6. WARM LAYERED LIGHTING

What better way is there to make your home feel cosy in autumn than with soft warm lighting to welcome you home. Layer classic candles with LEDs and even your best fairy lights for a more interesting display which will feel super seasonal. 

'Ceramic crafted pumpkins, illuminated by warm white LEDs radiate a soft shine to sideboard tops and entrance halls. Black metal lanterns and wooden lanterns are popular choices for the season, featuring neutral LED candles within them to add a calming glow in doorways and homes. Faux or real foliage is a great way to complete your display and can be intertwined between elements of the arrangement or you can hang a sprig or two as a feature on a wall or door inside your home on those chilly autumn evenings.

Sure to elevate all types of hallway ideas for a mini makeover.

7. CRAFTY PUMPKINS

Pumpkins don't just need to be ghoulish. Try your hand at some no-carve pumpkin ideas and paint yours (spray paint works really well) then add some inviting lettering to help brighten up your hallway or living room space all throughout autumn.

8. SWITCH UP THROWS

Ideal in a hallway or if you want to make your conservatory a little more autumnal, find burnt orange and foliage-filled throws then swap out a couple of cushion covers and you'll pull a seasonal look together in a matter of moments. 

9. DECORATE WITH PLENTY OF NATURAL TEXTURES

Cosy is autumn's buzzword after all and the fireplace is where it's at. Surround yours with pumpkins and more lovely natural textures – think wicker baskets, foliage and woody accents – to create an inviting space. 

Baskets are also a budget-friendly way to add warm colours (and a little storage) to your space. These tangled weave baskets are from Garden Trading and are such lovely quality, but if you are shopping on more of a budget check out Dunelm too.

10. CANDLESTICKS IN BLUE

You can add a pop of colour in autumn without a big spend, choose cool eucalyptus blue to brighten up your kitchen worktops or dining room. 

Taper candles are an elegant option for your dining decor and can line the centre of your table whilst pillar candles can be positioned within your chosen wreath as a stylish centrepiece. Kitchen styling is on the rise this year, with more people turning their attention to using autumnal decorations throughout their homes to tie in with their seasonal interior.'

11. NOD TO COTTAGECORE

If you lead a Cottagecore lifestyle, i.e. a very wholesome, pastoral and rural-loving life then you should definitely embrace that even more in autumn. An inexpensive way to bring more of the cute prints and mismatched trinkets into your home is to scour eBay and Etsy for unique bargain buys. The quirkier, the better.

12. FELT TEXTURES

Felt is a nice fuzzy fabric that adds fun to all kinds of spaces. Arrange pumpkins elegantly in and around glass jars on a coffee table for a cool and modern autumnal look.

13. LAYER UP NEUTRALS 

Layering up a duvet with throws, pillows and cushions is a really easy and budget-friendly way to bring your bedroom space into season.

14. JEWEL-LIKE COLOUR PALETTES

If you love the classics, choose a warmer colour pallet for autumn. Think deep yellows, oranges and greyish blue too. A really easy way to switch up the colours in your rooms is soft furnishings. There are lots of jewel-like colours to choose from, all perfect for your autumn decor update.

15. BRING THE OUTSIDE IN WITH DRIED FLOWERS

Dried flowers are here to stay and they are a great way to bring some natural, delicate textures into your home in autumn. 

You can dry flowers yourself just by tying them together and hanging them up for a couple of weeks.

16. INCORPORATE MOODY, AUTUMNAL FLORALS 

Invest in shades of blue, burnt orange, magenta and forest greens and source some blousy blooms and you will have this autumn decor trend nailed. It’s bold and beautiful, eccentric and opulent. Scour car boots for vintage frames that you can spray gold, you might even find some old floral paintings too.

17. GO FOR COUNTRY HERITAGE WITH A TOUCH OF GLAMOUR 

An eclectic look will work so well to warm up your home when the evenings start to draw in. We love the pattern clashing. To achieve this in your home use jewel toned shades, choose illustrative wallpaper ideas and curtains then pick accessories that are inspired by other eras like the 20s and 70s – glitzy and glam.

18. ADD IN A LITTLE BOUCLÉ

Bouclé – a tactile fabric. Back in the late 1940s, Florence Knoll asked for a

Autumn decor ideas and trends – 19 ways to embrace the season at home

Cosy up your home this season with the best autumn decor looks for every room in the house

It's the perfect time to add more warming colours, or another colour palette altogether, to rethink lighting, choose exciting prints, comforting textures and more for your home to make every space even more inviting. Thankfully, it's easy to bring the best of autumn into your surroundings too, without spending a fortune. With some simple additions to your hallway, living room and even bedroom, you'll be able to feel all the pumpkin spice latte, cosy evening and halloween vibes at home.

HOW CAN I MAKE MY HOUSE AUTUMNAL?

It's all about incorporating the best autumnal colours and textures from the outside with more contemporary interior design trends and looks. Think neutrals with burnt orange or a splash of something bright, cosy throws with modern sleek shapes. 

1. POPS OF COLOUR

Fresh from the H&M fall collection, even the addition of one eclectic colour to contrast a minimal decor scheme can bring your space up to date in autumn. 

2. COOL COLOURED DECOR

It doesn't always have to be all burnt orange and burgundy. 'Neutral autumn décor radiates a calming feel as we welcome the outside in. Combining muted tones through shades of green lily and cool grey with ceramic touches and faux foliage, working together to offer a soothing sanctuary from home.

3. PRETTY PASTELS AND GILDED ACCENTS

Contrast rich gold with a lighter colour palette for a polished autumnal look. Plus, the contrast of cosy textures from the throws and cushions against the sleek, modern coffee table creates a balanced finish.

4. TEXTURED TABLESCAPES

'Harvest inspired decor is perfectly on trend this year as we focus on the burnt orange tones, pampas grass and tinted glass. Autumnal wreaths can be used to decorate both indoors and out, adding an elegant accompaniment to your set-up and can be styled on their own or entwined with micro lights to add to their appearance. They can even double up as a centrepiece for your dining table! Style the wreath alongside a garland and position it like a runner within the centre of your table. You can then place mini pumpkin lights in and around the garland.

5. MINIMAL PRINTS AND COSY TONES

Mix minimal and modern textile prints in gorgeous burnt orange colours with bold black and white numbers for a modern finish that works so well as a quick and easy autumn upgrade. Earthy vases and autumnal foliage nod furthermore to the season in this H&M Home setup.

6. WARM LAYERED LIGHTING

What better way is there to make your home feel cosy in autumn than with soft warm lighting to welcome you home. Layer classic candles with LEDs and even your best fairy lights for a more interesting display which will feel super seasonal. 

'Ceramic crafted pumpkins, illuminated by warm white LEDs radiate a soft shine to sideboard tops and entrance halls. Black metal lanterns and wooden lanterns are popular choices for the season, featuring neutral LED candles within them to add a calming glow in doorways and homes. Faux or real foliage is a great way to complete your display and can be intertwined between elements of the arrangement or you can hang a sprig or two as a feature on a wall or door inside your home on those chilly autumn evenings.

Sure to elevate all types of hallway ideas for a mini makeover.

7. CRAFTY PUMPKINS

Pumpkins don't just need to be ghoulish. Try your hand at some no-carve pumpkin ideas and paint yours (spray paint works really well) then add some inviting lettering to help brighten up your hallway or living room space all throughout autumn.

8. SWITCH UP THROWS

Ideal in a hallway or if you want to make your conservatory a little more autumnal, find burnt orange and foliage-filled throws then swap out a couple of cushion covers and you'll pull a seasonal look together in a matter of moments. 

9. DECORATE WITH PLENTY OF NATURAL TEXTURES

Cosy is autumn's buzzword after all and the fireplace is where it's at. Surround yours with pumpkins and more lovely natural textures – think wicker baskets, foliage and woody accents – to create an inviting space. 

Baskets are also a budget-friendly way to add warm colours (and a little storage) to your space. These tangled weave baskets are from Garden Trading and are such lovely quality, but if you are shopping on more of a budget check out Dunelm too.

10. CANDLESTICKS IN BLUE

You can add a pop of colour in autumn without a big spend, choose cool eucalyptus blue to brighten up your kitchen worktops or dining room. 

Taper candles are an elegant option for your dining decor and can line the centre of your table whilst pillar candles can be positioned within your chosen wreath as a stylish centrepiece. Kitchen styling is on the rise this year, with more people turning their attention to using autumnal decorations throughout their homes to tie in with their seasonal interior.'

11. NOD TO COTTAGECORE

If you lead a Cottagecore lifestyle, i.e. a very wholesome, pastoral and rural-loving life then you should definitely embrace that even more in autumn. An inexpensive way to bring more of the cute prints and mismatched trinkets into your home is to scour eBay and Etsy for unique bargain buys. The quirkier, the better.

12. FELT TEXTURES

Felt is a nice fuzzy fabric that adds fun to all kinds of spaces. Arrange pumpkins elegantly in and around glass jars on a coffee table for a cool and modern autumnal look.

13. LAYER UP NEUTRALS 

Layering up a duvet with throws, pillows and cushions is a really easy and budget-friendly way to bring your bedroom space into season.

14. JEWEL-LIKE COLOUR PALETTES

If you love the classics, choose a warmer colour pallet for autumn. Think deep yellows, oranges and greyish blue too. A really easy way to switch up the colours in your rooms is soft furnishings. There are lots of jewel-like colours to choose from, all perfect for your autumn decor update.

15. BRING THE OUTSIDE IN WITH DRIED FLOWERS

Dried flowers are here to stay and they are a great way to bring some natural, delicate textures into your home in autumn. 

You can dry flowers yourself just by tying them together and hanging them up for a couple of weeks.

16. INCORPORATE MOODY, AUTUMNAL FLORALS 

Invest in shades of blue, burnt orange, magenta and forest greens and source some blousy blooms and you will have this autumn decor trend nailed. It’s bold and beautiful, eccentric and opulent. Scour car boots for vintage frames that you can spray gold, you might even find some old floral paintings too.

17. GO FOR COUNTRY HERITAGE WITH A TOUCH OF GLAMOUR 

An eclectic look will work so well to warm up your home when the evenings start to draw in. We love the pattern clashing. To achieve this in your home use jewel toned shades, choose illustrative wallpaper ideas and curtains then pick accessories that are inspired by other eras like the 20s and 70s – glitzy and glam.

18. ADD IN A LITTLE BOUCLÉ

Bouclé – a tactile fabric. Back in the late 1940s, Florence Knoll asked for a chair she could curl up in, the result was the Saarinen’s Womb Chair in Knoll’s Classic Bouclé. It’s now back and you’re going to see it everywhere, in both interiors and fashion.

19. NATURAL WOOD GRAIN

The natural grain of plywood adds texture and character to a plain space and is ideal to bring an autumnal feel to your surroundings – in all seasons. Team it with lighter cotton bedding and wool throws for a light and uplifting finish.

chair she could curl up in, the result was the Saarinen’s Womb Chair in Knoll’s Classic Bouclé. It’s now back and you’re going to see it everywhere, in both interiors and fashion.

19. NATURAL WOOD GRAIN

The natural grain of plywood adds texture and character to a plain space and is ideal to bring an autumnal feel to your surroundings – in all seasons. Team it with lighter cotton bedding and wool throws for a light and uplifting finish.

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