It’s almost time to get cosy – here’s our guide on this year’s autumnal interior design trends and how to make them your own.
Autumnal trends influence everything, from what latte we’re drinking to what hangs in our wardrobes. But one of the reasons we all love this golden season so much is because of the feeling of cosiness it imbues, that sense of hygge that surrounds us and is recreated in our homes with decadent velvet touches, glowy lighting and lots of snuggly throws.
Getting our homes ready for autumn with the incoming interior trends is all part of the process for preparing for the next set of seasons, it’s a ritual we love doing every year, whether that means a decor overhaul or simply popping down a new rug.
To help you really embrace all the joy of autumn here’s our favourite interior design trends, ideas on how to recreate them and a curated selection of our favourite products to achieve the look at home.
Sometimes all you need is a cushion
Cushions are the perfect tool for updating your home to try out a new trend or embrace the coming season, and luckily for those who love autumn the current homeware trend of velvet-everything suits the cosiness of September and October wonderfully.
This burnt orange hue looks just right in velvet fabrics and instantly makes a living room or bedroom look a little more Autumn-ready. For a budget-friendly option check out H&M Home where you can pick up a cushion cover for under £10, or for something a little more luxe we recommend checking out Soho Home’s gorgeous collection.
Mix rich, tapestry-like fabrics for extra omph
If we could put the feeling of Autumn into a noise it would be the kind of cosy, comfy sound you make after enjoying a warm dinner. When the evenings get darker we want to hole up inside and, of course, that means creating an environment suitably snuggly – which is exactly what we think when we look at this image.
Cast out ideas of minimalism and embrace rich, tapestry inspired and gaudy fabrics in golds, oranges and purples. We love the way the rug, curtain and chair fit together, united by this colour-scheme.
There’s nothing cosier than autumnal-hued bedding
Again, this is another easy, but really effective way of getting your autumn on. Washed linen sheets are big news and look great in warmer colours, so picking up a new set of bed sheets in a colour like marigold, rust or even dark green or plum would give your bedroom an injection of drama.
We’d suggest layering a few different tones together to create a spectrum of colours along the same theme, picking a slightly lighter shade for the under sheet and two complimenting shades for the pillows, followed by a darker duvet cover.
Get your fill of fruit
There’s something about the image of fruit that feels quite symbolic of autumn and the harvest, especially when in typical autumn tones. We love how this living room has maximised on art, covering every wall to create a big impact, and used a theme of vintage-looking fruits.
Although the rest of the room focuses on the millennial pink trend, the mix of art prints and the yellowy glow from the overhead lighting creates a lovely cosiness.
We’re sure your head will be swimming with ideas for transforming your abode into a snug and stylish place to hole up throughout autumn and winter, so here’s some of our favourite products on the market right now to help you do it.
What could be more autumnal than this gorgeous cushion cover that literally shows the summertime leaves turning to gold? There’ll be no doubt what your interior theme is with this beauty positioned on your sofa.
H&M Home, £6.99
This delicious footstool comes in the colour of cosy, and those vintage-style tassels finish off the look perfectly. Use this to rest your feet and read your favourite book after a long day at work, and look very chic while doing it.
Soho Home, £695
Named after the Japanese word for ‘drink,’ this decanter will definitely add a splash of colour to your home while making any tipple you decide to put in it look fabulous (more tequila then!)
And with its vintage detailing, reminiscent of the 1920’s, what better way to begin preparing you home for the next roaring decade… even if it is a bit early.
Oliver Bonas, £38
Following the fruit trend doesn’t have to mean re-hanging the art on your walls, you could go down the fabric route instead. We adore Liberty London’s unique patterns, and this one can be used for a plethora of things, including upholstering chairs or creating curtains.
Liberty London, £80
Celebrating the female form and ticking a new season interiors trend box is like a match made in decor heaven. Cult Paris-born, London-based designer Anissa Kermiche studied engineering and computer science for three years before launching her own range of jewellery, accessories and homeware in 2016.
Her thoughtful and unique designs are what your home is missing, invest in a piece like this and we can only imagine the
Liberty London, £350
Coffee table books are such a good way to add character to a room without too much hassle, and this Wallpaper guide is a classic.
Soho Home, £9
Remember what we said about cushions? This, friends, is the perfect one. Throw on your bed or in a chair to finish your decor look with pizzazz.
Soho Home, £80
Thought that velvet lampshades were reserved for your nan’s bedroom? Well think again. Made by Danish brand Madam Stoltz, which combines Scandinavian design and boho chic, you’ll want this lamp for all the right reasons.
With its clear glass spine and luxurious velvet shade in the colour of autumnal leaves, it’s perfect for updating your home for the new season.
When it comes to gaudy fabrics, House of Hackney do it best. This eccentric cushion is gorgeously unique and would look great next to a selection of plainer ones, too.
House of Hackney, £165
This gorgeous bedspread will keep you warm and cosy on those chilly autumnal nights. Thrown over the top of your bed, its deep, velvet sheen will make your bedroom fit for a queen (which of course you are).
H&M Home, £79.99
If you loved the straw tote bag trend we had this summer, you’ll be obsessed with Zara Home’s Rattan interior collection of lamps, mirrors and frames this autumn.
The rustic feel of this lamp combined with the modernity of the metal legs will definitely light up your room.
Zara Home, £79.99
Made from 100% wool, this rug will feel like heaven under your feet. Put it at the foot of your bed and it’ll make getting up on a cold Monday morning feel slightly more bearable.
This bright, turmeric coloured rug combined with the simplistic geometric pattern is a staple for this Autumn. Trust good ol’ M&S.
M&S, from £119.20
Made from sustainable mango wood, we love these cute handmade bowls perfect for snacks or storage.
nkuku, from £9.95
Images: Courtesy of brands / Unsplash
Additional words: Isabella Haigh