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Autumn interiors: centrepieces and decor ideas for the cosiest season

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We probably don’t need to point out that basically everyone loves autumn.

It’s the season of cosiness, all bracing walks and wrapping up indoors. It’s a hygge time of year and a pretty one at that, with warm yellows, deep oranges and golden browns replacing the neon brights of summer.

Which might be why so many like to celebrate it. If you’re looking for a way to incorporate the stunning colour palette of autumn into your interiors, you’ve come to the right place.

We’ve gathered together the most stylish and striking table centrepieces, decor and products to help inspire your seasonal decoration. Be it chic copper accessories or straightforward craft tutorials, we've got what you need.

Browse through our gallery below to bring a touch of autumn indoors.

  • Stay neutral

    Autumn doesn’t have to mean bright orange, as this pale pumpkin and antler centrepiece by Tone on Tone demonstrates.

  • Make a statement

    A statement piece doesn’t need much else. Something like this large bell jar full of fairy lights is simple, yet cosy and striking (available from notonthehightstreet.com).

  • Go minimalist

    Not a fan of tables spread with pine cones and conkers? Take inspiration from US company Chilewich’s minimalist themed-dining vibe

  • Try simple style

    Floating candles are always a winner, and the twine here makes them feel autumnal while staying stylishly simple. Find the tutorial at emmalinebride.com.

  • Use autumn colours

    You can give a subtle nod to the season with autumnal colours. These bibi vases from All Things Brighton Beautiful come in shades of amber and smoke.

  • Have a terrarium table

    Succulents are the plant-based stars of Instagram right now, so stay on trend with a terrarium table design, such as this example by The Urban Botanist.

  • DIY creative candles

    Cinnamon candles are easy to DIY and not overly ‘Hey I can craft, come look at my home-made things!’ Find the tutorial at bellalimento.com.

  • Skip DIY

    If you like the rustic look, but don’t fancy getting stuck into any crafting, try these bark heart lanterns from prettymaison.co.uk.

  • Keep your jewellery elsewhere

    This Sass & Belle jewellery tree is intended for earrings of course, but also perfect as part of a stylish autumnal display.

  • Try straightforward style

    Some people’s autumn decoration may well look like a full-blown harvest festival at a primary school, but often, less is more. Try alternating vibrant pumpkins with neutral candles, as in this example by sophiasdecor.blogspot.co.uk.

  • Invest in autumnal interiors

    Why not choose something you’d have on display all year? Such as this colourful botanical lampshade (available at etsy.com).

  • Expand on a theme

    Choosing one thing to focus on can create a striking effect with very little effort. LA design brand Casa de Perrin nails it.

  • Go understated

    Warm up a chic autumn table or mantelpiece with understated copper and slate accessories. This candle trio is available from Not on the High Street.

  • Visit the high street

    John Lewis’ home range is stuffed full of motif crockery, chic linen and seasonal table accessories.

  • Make it ceramic

    Embrace your inner goth with these handmade ceramic pieces from The Future Kept, including a black mug and coffee dripper.

  • Bright white

    For something a little out of the ordinary, why not follow blogger My Chic Abode’s lead and opt for an all-white theme?

  • Copper accents

    Throw a little autumnal warmth at a dinner party table setting with copper accents and plenty of garden greens, a la photographer Sarah Street.

  • Keep it monochrome

    Whether you opt for a minimalist approach or an all-out autumn theme, pull your look together with a simple monochrome table runner, such as this one from Anthropologie.

  • Let there be light

    Terrariums aren’t just for succulents. Try a scattering of tea lights instead, such as this Pinterest idea, for a new take on one of the year’s biggest interiors trend. 

  • Go for glam

    Give your autumn table a touch of glamour with this all-gold theme from Pinterest.

  • Crisp and clean

    For an alternative to the traditional colours of autumn, why not opt for a crisp white tablecloth and chunky chinaware (such as these white and gold bowls from oliverbonas.com) with accents of red and purple fruits?

  • Use tree decorations

    These copper leaf decorations from Posh Totty are stylish and versatile. A nod to autumn without going the full maple tree.

  • Shine on

    Warm metallics are autumnal (and can be reused come Christmas), while monochrome candles work all year round. Browse the homeware range at H&M (pictured) for more inspiration.

  • Go nuts

    Pinterest shows how easy it is to bring the outside in with a simple scattering of nuts in hurricane jars.

  • Let it burn

    Bring the outside in, with this rustic birch bark candle holder from Nordic House. Buy one for the table or scatter a few across your mantlepiece. 

  • Paint a pumpkin

    Take your pumpkin patch to the next level with a fresh lick of paint. You can opt for monochromatic patterns, such as these from Instagram, or go for bold colour blocking.

  • Vegetable patch

    Take inspiration from Oklahoma-based interiors company KMC Interiors and make your autumn vegetables the star of the show. Bright oranges, purple jewels and a splash of pink – what’s not to love?

  • Wrap up

    A good throw is an autumn essential. Opt for one that will look good wherever you leave it, such as this 100% lambswool blanket from The Future Kept.

  • Bring the outside in

    A simple pine cone garland is an easy way to add an instant touch of the season to your table. Try this one from Pipii (image via Pinterest).

  • Take a dram...

    Stumped for inspiration? You could always venture into the actual outdoors this autumn – just make sure you take a nature-inspired dram with you on your bracing walk, such as this lepidopterist flask from hord.co.

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Amy Swales is a freelance writer who likes to eat, drink and talk about her dog. She will continue to plunder her own life and the lives of her loved ones for material in the name of comedy, catharsis and getting pictures of her dog on the internet.

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