Who else is ready for a holiday? Can I get an A-men up in here? Ha – I’ve been watching too many episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race. But seriously… I am craving a weekend away with the family or a girls weekend, you know what I would say yes to even a few days on my own to relax and renew. Maybe it is because of the change in season, maybe it is all the craziness going on the world but I’m keen to get away.
Autumn after all is said to be a time of self-reflection, awareness, mindfulness, and change.
I have my favourite weekend bag from Saarde and matching toiletry bag, so I need to go somewhere. These bags are the best size for a weekend away! Any good ideas on where to go for weekends away?
But if I don’t get away, I might have to do a mini restyle for Autumn. I don’t think Hubby will notice too much if I give the bedroom or the bathroom a little injection of fresh autumn décor, fresh energy – some colourful homewares maybe or new rug? You know what, I might just do both!
With temperatures about to drop it does mean its time to pack up the light fabrics and colourful bedlinen from Summer and introduce a more autumnal vibe to your home. I love to bring out my softer furnishings and create a cosy and snug space to head into the autumn/winter months.
The colour trends for Autumn are natural and warm and a LOT of green. It’s all about setting a neutral base and adding pops of colour and texture.
These are my top tips on clever ways to incorporate new seasonal trends when it comes to home interiors and décor styling:
- Keep it simple - add floor rugs, cushions, bath towels and other home accessories to bring in a warm autumnal colour palette. These are things that can easily be swapped in and out when seasons change.
- Invest in some house plants – the colour green is and will remain big in interiors for the next while and house plants are an easy way to speak to this trend. The colour green represents nature, growth, freshness, energy and offers harmony and balance. While Autumn might be all about leaves turning brown, this is the one area that you want to keep vibrant and fresh looking. My tip is to keep foliage minimal with lots of breathing space. Think Fiddle Leaf, Monstera, Rubber Plant, Bird of Paradise.
- Switch out your bed head - statement headboards are very in right now and adding something like the Claude Bed Head by McMullin & Co would be perfect. It adds just the right amount of natural warmth with its soft, round edges and natural cane trim. By choosing a neutral for the bed head it also allows you the opportunity to go with richer, deeper earthier tones for bedding.
- Choose bold warm tones for your bedding - the terracotta linen sheet set by Bedtonic layered with a patterned the circle stitch design blanket in deep green (eucalyptus) can warm up your bedroom with natural colours that instantly make you feel comfortable. Personally, I would also add some cushions to the bed in complimentary autumnal tones of toffee, olive, and tobacco brown to complete the vibe. Check out Pony Rider’s embroidered cushion range, they’re beautiful or our L & M Home Alby Blankets & cushions, available in Toffee or Olive, that will be in stock soon.
- Add earthy tones to your bathroom – Bathrooms are a great place to change up with the seasons as you can add different coloured shower curtains, towels and bathmats. Green and pink together are still popular and work well for autumn as they are soothing shades and create a sense of relaxation. Shades of terracotta including pale orange, dark browns and rose are also on trend when it comes to bathroom accessories and for autumn. If you’re lucky enough to have the space, I love adding rugs to bathrooms for extra softness and warmth. The Nomad Runner by OHH provides the warming qualities of terracotta patterns with a creamy neutral base that would work in most modern bathrooms.
- Create softness with soft, round shapes – the use of softer shapes and curves particularly with texture, can create an earthy warmth with a grown-up sense of cosiness. The Bernard Ottoman made with a creamy textured boucle fabric to understand what I mean by this. It’s so dreamy. Their curved boucle bedhead works for this too! Rugs can also be a way to introduce patterns or soft curves as well as colour. The Tunisia floor rug by Tribe Home has this stunning muted blue/green/grey colour and the hand-tufted finish makes it soft and soothing on the feet.
Check out my moodboard above, with some of the items I’ve mentioned already. Happy autumn mini restyling folks.