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Autumn Interior Design Trends

A classic living room in neutral colours, with two cream Chesterfield sofas and a Chesterfield pouffe footstool

As the days are slowly getting shorter and the chill in the air becomes more pronounced, the start of autumn is nearly here. Autumn, just like spring and summer, comes with its own interior design trend ideas that can inspire you when renovating your home in the coming months. Whether it’s just a lick of paint or a complete refit, there are a few things you might want to look out for this autumn when it comes to autumn decor.

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Muted Colours

Colour clashes and bright colours are things more associated with the spring and summer months. The brightness of the outside is echoed by the colours inside. However, with autumn, things are a little more muted; but this doesn’t mean having to do away with colour altogether. Instead, it’s likely to be a little more muted in its vibrancy; so for example instead of using a bright yellow, mustard would be preferred. Deep reds and blues, as well as earthy colours like browns and darker greens, can also be used.

Upcycled Furniture

You might find yourself with more time on your hands in the next couple of months; your holiday has come to an end, and the kids are back at school. You’re also probably spending a bit more time inside, which is the perfect excuse to join in with the latest interior design trend: upcycling furniture.

It’s now easier than ever to get your hands on some unloved furniture, either through charity shops or by scouring Facebook Marketplace for a find. People regularly will give away items for free, which with a bit of love and care (including sanding, varnish and/or a paint job), can be rejuvenated.

Wall Panelling

If you think your walls are looking a little bare, even with pictures on the wall and a nice colour coating it, then you might want to consider wall panelling. It brings a classic feel to your home, using panelling on the wall to add a bit of texture as well as a touch of contemporary style. If your house has come from the Victorian or Georgian era, then wood panelling can hark the house back to its past.

Wood panelling can be created by yourself as a DIY project, or you can have it designed and installed by experts in bespoke carpentry.

Blankets & Throws

With autumn also comes a little bit of colder weather. So whilst in summer you might have had windows open and the fan blaring, you’ll want to keep everything warm in Autumn instead. On your sofas and chairs, the addition of blankets and throws – whether patterned, textured or plain – can add an additional touch like a well-placed soft furnishing can. And as well as that, the blankets and throws can have the added benefit of doubling up as a blanket you can use when you’re curled up on the sofa and want to keep warm.

Biophilic Patterns

No matter the time of year, there’s always a yearn to bring the styles of the outside in. Autumn is no different in this, but instead of reflecting what the outside looks like, choosing to use biophilic patterns or plant shapes allows you to extend the life of plantlife inside, even when they’ve gone away outside.

Following the autumn colour trend of muted colour palettes and accessories to add a splash of colour is always a winner, and will make your home feel fresh and snug.

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