Autumnal Tones in Your Home
Embracing Autumn in Your Home
As the weather cools and cloud cover increases, it is time to get indoors and get cosy once again. Welcome autumn with our decorating and organising tips for the perfect start to the season.
It’s Time to Reorganise
Autumn is the perfect transition period to ready your home for the shift in weather. Swap your summer essentials for important winter accessories and appliances. Small electricals including portable fans can now be returned to storage, and while you’re there, don’t forget to grab your thick sheets and linens in preparation for colder nights.
Spring Cleaning the Autumn Way
Spring isn’t the only season you should be deep cleaning your home. As you prepare to spend more time indoors, it’s important to make sure your environment is fresh and welcoming.
Begin by cleaning all the hard to reach places you rarely get to, such as the tops of doorframes and under heavier pieces of furniture. Remove as much dust as you can to ensure a healthy home free from irritants.
Outside, pack and store your cushions, umbrellas, and any small outdoor furniture pieces you won’t be enjoying in wet weather.
As pets shed the most during warmer months, now is a great time to finally rid your home of any hair stuck to your carpets and the corners of your rooms.
Introduce Seasonal Tones
Embrace changing leaves and darker skies with décor in rich colours. Leaf through interior design magazines for autumn decorating inspiration. Deep reds, warm browns, and forest greens are the perfect colours to introduce to your home as these tones will remain on trend until spring returns.
Decorate your home with easily with these shades by piling your furniture with soft throw pillows and draping thick blankets across your favourite chairs and couches. This way, they will be conveniently on hand for cosy nights in front of the TV!
Create the perfect atmosphere for dark evenings with the right lighting and colour temperature. Floor and table lamps with bulbs of warm, yellow light make the perfect additions for curling up and reading a good book. Add string lights for a calming effect in bedrooms and living spaces — they also make for a unique design feature.
Complete your freshly spruced home with new fragrances, perfect for the change in season. Take inspiration from traditional autumn treats and incorporate candles with scents of vanilla and spice.
Add Plants and Flowers
Spending time inside should not mean separating from nature. Finalise your indoor study, work, or living space with the perfect potted plant or vase of flowers.
Large indoor plants can drastically improve your home’s air quality by boosting natural oxygen levels. Plus, indoor plants can be the perfect way to bring the bright colours of the outdoors into your home. Make sure you do your research before choosing an indoor plant, as certain varieties are specific about their light and feeding requirements.
Add further bright, natural colours to your home with a tailored bouquet of flowers. Native Australian varieties of red banksias, pink correas, and pink melaleucas can add a strong burst of vibrancy to any living space.
Can’t find your preferred varieties in the cooler months? Artificial flowers are available all year and offer the perfect solution to maintaining a beautiful arrangement without any mess or repeated replacement costs.
Getting ready for autumn means only a few simple tasks, cleaning, reorganising, and redecorating. In a matter of days, you could be embracing the falling leaves in a fresh, comfortable space befitting the new season.