DIY Home Decor

Autumn Decorating: Interior Design Tips and Tricks

September 19, 2016
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Hi there fellow CoContesters, and welcome back to another dose of Monday’s fabulous interior design tips and tricks. Last week we took a peek at back to school DIY ideas, while today we’ll be getting you prepared with some autumn decorating ideas.

So get ready to ring this fresh autumnal season, by implementing a few seasonally specific aesthetics. We’ve got you covered with some neat ideas, tips and tricks, which are sure to improve your dwelling’s ambience, as well as get you cosy and domestically prepared.

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via Artsy Chicks Rule

Get yourself DIY ready!

One of the best things about decorating your home, is the newness and fresh vibes that are created through change. As the mercury starts to dip around the end of September, it’s time to snap into your autumn decorating, and get prepared before winter hits.

There is a lot to love about autumn; the leaves change, the wind smells fresh and different, and it’s a time to start getting ready for the inevitable cooler winter beyond. DIY projects are often a great solution to both saving money and ensuring your home looks great. And there are a host of DIY options available too!

We love the above project, which utilises a budget friendly template to decorate and design your home with style!

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Autumn decorating means layering

Just as you might apply layering to your autumnal fashion choices, you can also begin to layer styles in your home. As the weather changes, you will want your home to feel cosy, welcoming and warm. Layering is the key to success in this department, with rugs, throw blankets and cushions offering a hospitable and alluring aesthetic.

If you like what you see in the above rug-layering example, check it out in its entirety here.

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via Julie Blanner

Get creative with this season’s produce

Autumn (or fall in the US) is known for its range of colourful and exciting produce. Pumpkins, squash, apples, blackberries and more can be utilised to bring colour and autumn life into your home. As well as offering a great range of hues to copy for your interior decorating, these tasty foods can also be used inside your abode.

Add pumpkins to your fireplace, such as the example above. This will bring a sense of life, while encouraging the season to full your dwelling with positive, warm and enchanting vibes.

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via Inspired by Charm

You don’t have to stick to traditional hues

Autumn brings with it gorgeous earthy hues, rich ambers and deep browns. Cosy textiles are an obvious choice for those wanting to make their home a little more snug, while clean and crisp interior designs can also bring a renewed ambience and atmosphere. Think outside the box when you decorate your dwelling, and opt for a range of different hues.

You don’t need to limit yourself to a simple palette, instead look at what autumn means to you, and decorate accordingly. We were inspired by this wonderful and light-filled interior above, in addition to the gorgeous array of bright colours employed.

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via Studio McGee

Pair modernity with a rustic ambience

Finally we take a peek inside one of my all-time favourite interior spaces. This modern mountain home is seasonally adaptive due to its colour palette and its contemporary-rustic approach. In this room the furniture takes centre stage, and functions as a way to bring people together. Can’t you just imagine gathering with your friends and family in this sleek living space, while the wind bustles briskly outside? Combine rustic touches and modern amenities to create a seriously stylish and age-defiant abode.

Are you ready to begin preparing for cosy winter hibernation? Stay tuned for more autumnal decor and design ideas next week!

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