The year's comfiest decor season is here, and we've got inspiration for days... read more
We just love autumn here at Laura Ashley; the chill in the air, the changing nature and the earthy colour palettes have got us eagerly anticipating the season ahead. Your wardrobe isn’t the only thing that warrants an update come autumn: bringing autumnal touches to your home will help you transition into the new season with the excitement of the passing of the year.
Here are our five top tips for accessorising your home this autumn…
1. Cosy Up Warm
Autumn means nothing without the addition of warmth. It’s the time of the year where the heating is back in action and the scarves are returned to the forefront of our wardrobes. We’ve all heard of the Danish word “hygge” by now, which roughly translates as ‘living well’ or ‘cosiness.’ But how is hygge achieved? As hygge is more of a feeling and experience, it appears in cosy moments when you’re enjoying life. Home interiors can play a big part in creating this experience, so be sure to prepare your home for the change in season by adding comforting details such as a bedspread. Crafted from soft cotton velvet, in gorgeous rosehip, the Clement bedspread brings colour and warmth to your favourite rooms. Curl up when the evening chill sets in and decorate the end of your bed in comfy style.
2. Experiment With Materials
Bring comfort and cosiness to wooden features by adding statement accessories. Combining soft furnishings against the hard aesthetic of wood or natural finishes creates the perfect look for autumn. Our Large Storage Trunk is not only ideal for storage but ideal for bringing that country feel to your home decor. Adding Seat Pads means that you can create plush, comfy seats to suit your theme. Pre-stuffed and ready to bring comfort and cosiness to wooden or metal furniture, this seat pad can be added to your home to bring extra colour to your table settings.
Sumptuous textures such as wool are also often seen to be a quintessential part of an autumn styled interior as they bring an element of cosiness and texture to your home. Embrace the snuggly season through wool throws and cushions – a statement throw can instantly transform the look and feel of your living room or bedroom.
Introduce shades of copper, gold & cranberry into your home to create a traditionally seasonal theme. Our In The Country collection is perfect for capturing the season, where cosiness and nesting are all-important. Mimic the colours of changing leaves by picking out key hues; from golden yellow to deep red and green, these autumn colours create a cosy feel in your home. If your existing furniture is neutral, try introducing these shades in the form of cushions & throws to subtly bring touches of the season into your home.
4. Build Charm with Conversational Pieces
Once you’ve got the essentials all set up within your home, have some fun and inject more personality into a space by introducing conversational pieces. Charming animal characters are guaranteed to bring a smile to any guests face. From cushions to cookie jars, our adorable Fox range is a charming way to create a cosy home this season. Place these items on a shelf or surface for instant cheery decor, or bring them out to serve a tasty autumn snack.
5. Decorate Every Corner
Autumn is a season of many events; from Halloween to Bonfire Night, there are many reasons to celebrate… And celebrations call for decorations! Usually considered to be a Christmas speciality, wreaths are a unique way to bring seasonal charm to either the interior or exterior of your home. Pumpkins are symbolic of the Halloween period, so embrace the holiday with our quirky serving bowls; the perfect way to enjoy Pumpkin Soup!