News Staff September 26, 2018

As the temperature starts to drop, autumn is the perfect chance to incorporate new trends into your home decor. This year, we’re seeing plenty of spicy new colour combinations, cushy neutrals, as well as textures and layers to experiment with.

Our Interior Style Advisor at Furniture Choice, Rebecca Snowden shares 3 styling tips on creating a cosy, comfortable and on-trend home this season.

1. Accessorise with comfy textures

In line with the concept of Hygge, experiment with different textures in the living room. Keep it classic with a comfortable fabric sofa or go for a bold statement with a chic velvet centrepiece. For a boost of style and cosiness, layer up with a woollen throw and textured pillows to achieve a warm, lived-in look that’s perfect for the colder months.

This approach can also be applied in bold spaces to complete and soften the overall look. “A faux fur throw with neutral pillows add interest to a sophisticated leather sofa, creating a relaxed atmosphere,” Rebecca says. “These soft fabrics add visual contrast, while looking effortlessly comfy.”

2. Create contrast with colour and shine

Make a statement by experimenting with bright and dark colours in your home this season. “Take a leaf out of nature’s playbook with warm, golden tones,” says Rebecca. “Mustard packs a punch when paired with a black or brown sofa, or sprinkled around the space as fun decorative accents. This colour block approach creates a fresh look that’s also easily adaptable all year round.”

Adding brass elements to a space is a chic, simple way of adding warmth to your space and also plays well with a mid-century modern aesthetic. “Introduce contemporary elements like a polished floor lamp and metallic decor for a bit of shine,” suggests Rebecca. “An edgy side table would also add interest and character, while doubling as a functional surface for bits and bobs.”

3. Introduce warm earthy tones

With its warm and earthy tones of rich caramel and amber, Spiced Honey is a sophisticated and inviting shade for the home. Chosen as the Dulux Colour of the Year 2019, its rich tones can be both energising and soothing, depending on the mood and feel of the room. Aside from a wall colour, this amber shade can also be incorporated in subtle doses through glass accessories, crockery and light fixtures.

“If you prefer a darker colour scheme this autumn, earthy tones such as Spiced Honey or terracotta are versatile shades that’ll add a modern and warm touch to your overall decor,” Rebecca adds. “These comforting hues allow you to create a cosy atmosphere that will easily transition into spring and summer.”

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