Decorating with autumn tones

Autumn is well underway and it’s a great opportunity to decorate and update your home with seasonal colours. We’re not talking about turning your home into some sort of golden-hued cave, but about subtle touches using a colour palette that is very close to nature. Here are some ways to inject a bit of an autumnal feel into your home, using tones that we associate with this magical season.

Seasonal style switch-ups

Detroit bed | @alderaangirl

If you want to make a big impact without spending too much, an easy way to update your living room or bedroom for autumn is to change small items, such as cushions. Store your cotton-covered and holiday-inspired floral summer styles to make way for tactile fabrics, including velvet, faux fur and tufted textured designs, in darker, more seasonal tones.

Modern rustic

Parquet bedside tables |@homeonkellslane

The autumnal look is very often associated with all things rustic, but if you’re not a fan of that, fear not, as there are ways to channel the vibe on a more subtle level. Adding some muted reds, mustard, or dark khaki tones and combining them with strong, sleek shapes can bring some autumnal references into your home while completely bypassing the reclaimed look. Add some gold accents for a little glamour and keep any plants or flowers fairly simple – so no big bouquets of flowers or large baskets of fruits for this look.

Take cover

Orrick nest of tables | @victorian_house_garden

When the evenings start to even get just a little cooler, you’ll want to have a blanket close by to make your sofa time extra cosy. This is the perfect excuse to add another small touch of autumn colour and texture to your living room, and they look great draped over the back or arms of the sofa when not in use.

Moodboard makeover

Shay TV unit | @escape_to_the_tiny_chapel

Still unsure about how to combine some of the autumnal colours with your existing home decor? A moodboard is the ideal starting point and enables you to visualise how a room will come together with all the things you love. Pinterest is the easiest way to bring your moodboard ideas to life and you can find plenty of seasonal pins on our Autumn Decor board.


Are you excited about the turning of the seasons? Send us your autumnal snaps on Instagram and make sure to tag us at #OakFurnitureland.