Warm Up Your Home this Autumn: A Guide to Cosy Interior Design

As temperatures drop and leaves begin to change colour, we bid goodbye to summer and brace for the fresh months ahead. By incorporating the following tips and tricks into your interior design, you can create a warm, inviting atmosphere to enjoy on cloudy days. Continue reading for Bluethumb’s Head of Art Advisory and in-house Interior Designer Alexandra Guglielmino’s guide to achieving a cosy interior this season.

Embrace Warm Colours

One of the simplest ways to create a cosy atmosphere in your home is by incorporating warm colours into your decor. Think rich reds, burnt oranges, and deep yellows reminiscent of autumn foliage. These colours can be incorporated through art, accent pillows, throws, rugs, and curtains to warm any room instantly. Alexandra says making these minor seasonal style swaps can change your spaces’ whole look and mood.

These colour swatches by Pantone are the perfect autumnal shades to incorporate into your space.

Create Soft Lighting

Say goodbye to the sun and overhead lighting this autumn! Remind yourself of the sunshine with artfully curated lighting on gloomy, overcast days. Lighting sets the mood in any space; it’s all about creating a warm and inviting ambience during autumn. Opt for soft, diffused lighting through table lamps, floor lamps, and candles to create a cosy atmosphere. Consider adding string lights or fairy lights for a whimsical touch that adds warmth to any room.

Beauty in the Bush by Australian artist Carolyne Jane. Click the image to shop!

Layer Textures

Texture is an Interior Designer’s best friend! It’s crucial in creating a warm and inviting space. Incorporate plush rugs, soft blankets, and textured upholstery to add depth and coziness to your interiors. Mixing different textures adds visual interest and makes the space feel more inviting. Alexandra’s advice? “The key is to experiment and learn through trial and error. Keep incorporating different textures; you’ll eventually know when it feels finished.”

Bring Nature Indoors

Autumn is a season of transition, and what better way to embrace it than by bringing elements of nature indoors? Incorporate natural elements such as wood, branches, and dried flowers into your decor to add a touch of warmth and rustic charm.

A vase of dry foliage perfectly compliments Morning Chores by Rebecca James. Click the image to shop!

Artwork with Warm Tones

Artwork can have a significant impact on the overall feel of a room. When it comes to warming up your home this autumn, consider incorporating artwork with warm tones such as deep reds, oranges, and yellows. These colours evoke warmth and coziness, making them perfect for autumn decor. Whether you opt for paintings, prints, or photographs, choosing artwork with warm tones can instantly transform your space and create a cosy atmosphere.

Australian artist Jessie Feitosa pictured painting in her Adelaide-based studio. Click the image to shop her portfolio of original art online today!

“When selecting artwork for your home, consider the style and theme of your space,” says Alexandra. Abstract paintings with warm tones can add a modern touch, while landscapes with autumnal colours can bring a sense of the outdoors inside. Additionally, consider the size of the artwork and its placement within the room to ensure it complements the overall design. Alexandra bought Allium On Coffee Table, a warm-toned still life by Amanda Cutlack, to display in the cooler months!

Shop Bluethumb’s curation of Autumnal Tones to Warm Your Home!

These interior design tips will have you reaching for a blanket, curling up with a good book, and enjoying the comforts of your cosy home this autumn.

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