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Five ways to incorporate a cosy autumn feel into your home

Now that autumn is well and truly under way, we have joined with bespoke furniture makers Sensational Sofas to bring you the best tips on how to give your home a welcoming and cosy feel.

Autumn is the season of new beginnings, with the leaves falling, schools and universities starting up for the year ahead, and an overload of new shows hitting our TV. But, with the arrival of colder and darker days, you may have begun feeling more tired, stressed and generally a bit down.

If the changing seasons have got you feeling gloomy, you can kick start your energy by injecting an autumnal feel into your home. Whether it’s changes as small as accessories, to a full paint job revival or new pieces of furniture, you can make your home an autumnal haven with these five tips.

1 – Pick on-trend autumnal colours

Dusky pinks and golds are an on-trend look

Whenever we think of autumn, we think of the crunchy orange and yellow leaves underfoot, the brown conkers fallen from the trees and the burgundy and camel clothes that adorn the high street shops. So, if you’re struggling to find the right autumnal shade to suit your home, we recommend heading outdoors for a walk and noticing the colours around you.

Not only are they incredibly beautiful but, autumnal colours such as orange are said to have mood-boosting properties, as well as the ability to make a room feel friendly, confident and cheerful according to Ideal Home. But, with new shades making a breakthrough, you don’t just have to stick to the usual rusty tones of autumn. Dusty pinks, golds and neutrals have been welcomed into this season’s interiors trend by House Beautiful. So, get creative.

2 – Choose wooden surfaces and floors

Wooden furniture has a classic feel that works well with the season

If your home is due a larger upgrade, such as new flooring or countertops, a truly autumnal way of doing this is to incorporate wood. Whether you go with light-coloured woods like birch or maple, or darker ones such as wenge or walnut, they will both work with the season.

With trees wilting and piles of leaves filling the streets, autumn is all about finding the beauty in the imperfect. This means that you don’t have to get too hung up on making everything look shiny and brand new. So, if your cupboards and drawers are losing their shine, resist from slicking a coat of polish onto them and embrace the quirks around your home.

3 – Add cosy accessories

Nothing beats snuggling under a cosy throw on the sofa                                   Image Credit: Sofas by Saxon

While some people will want to go all out with this style, others may want to opt for a more versatile take on the trend to keep up with other seasonal interiors. A great way to do this is to add small finishing touches that will lend your home the warm and cosy feel that autumn is so loved for.

Wrap up on your sofa with a genuine wool throw, like this one from Sofas By Saxon which comes in neutral colourways that can be carried through seasons. You might even opt for some autumnal-coloured scatter cushions or footstools for the ultimate comfy vibe. For your bedroom, you can incorporate a chunkier throw that you can pull over your duvet on those colder nights.

4 – Opt for dimmer lighting or candles

Tea lights are a simple and effective way to add atmosphere

While it might not be cold enough to start lighting the fire on an evening, candles can be a great way to give a warm and cosy atmosphere to your home — we love the autumn candle range from Yankee Candle which have been specifically created to produce comforting autumnal scents. Tea lights are also great for lining the windowsills and fireplaces, and the glow they let off will give a truly magical feel to the rooms in your house.

As it’ll be dark outside earlier than you’ve been used to, you can make things cosier by adding some ambient lighting to your home. However, be careful not to overdo it as too much light will go against the autumnal theme. Instead, we suggest getting lamps with dimmer switches that allow you to control the brightness level. These dimmable touch lamps from Universal Lighting Services come in a range of colours and materials, so you’re sure to find the perfect addition for your autumnal home.

5 – Bring the outdoors in

Be inspired by the beautiful colours of nature

The beauty of autumn shouldn’t just stop at your front door. Why not open up and welcome the leaves in with an autumnal floral display, like these ones from Fox Flowers? Crisp leaves, burnt oranges and rustic browns will give your home an authentically autumnal feel and will fit right in among any colour scheme. So, stock up and let your inner florist out with these stunning home additions.

Autumn is one of the most beautiful times of the year, with rich and rustic colours lining the streets. To integrate this stunning season into your home, follow our top five tips and get cosy!