10 Ways To Create A Cosy Home This Autumn

Autumn is a great time to freshen up your home. It's the time of year when everything feels cosy and warm. With the days getting cooler, the nights drawing in, and the leaves changing colour, it's a perfect excuse to switch up your home decor and create a relaxing autumnal vibe.

We all love to snuggle down in front of the fire with a blanket and a hot chocolate, but what else can you do to create a cosy vibe? Here's our ten simple ways to make your home super cosy this fall.

Green Lili Wonderfall in a cosy living room
Wonderfall Abstract Canvas ~ @bij_spiertjes_thuis

1. Freshen up your home with warm paint colours.

You can always find a little cosiness with a fresh coat of paint. Warm neutrals like cinnamon, oatmeal, beige or rich browns and olive greens will help you achieve that sense of warmth.

You don't have to paint the whole wall either; feature or accent walls are great, too. Coordinate the colours with your existing furniture and fabrics so your home feels inviting and cohesive.

Green Lili Neutral Checkerboard Cosy Bedroom
Neutral Checkerboard Canvavs ~ @le_house_

2. Re-style your space with wall art.

Autumn is a great time to refresh your wall art. Sometimes, simply moving pieces around the house can give your space a fresh feel. If you fancy something new, consider going for abstract art in earthy tones like brown, green, and terracotta —they'll give you a cosy feel that's perfect for this time of year.

Neutral wall art works well all year round, effortlessly blending with each season while keeping your space cosy and harmonious.

Green Lili terracotta abstract canvas on exposed brick wall.
Entwined Abstract Art | Warm Nature Abstract Art

3. Have a clear out.

Mess equals stress. After a busy summer, it's time to do some serious decluttering. Having too many items in your home can make it feel cluttered, and cluttered spaces don't give off the cosy vibe we want for Autumn.

Have a clear out of all the stuff you've accumulated that no longer serves a purpose for the changing season. If you don't love it, need it or use it, then recycle, repurpose or rehome it.

4. Get your Autumn scent on.

The smell of Autumn is a warm and welcoming one, so if you want to create a cosy atmosphere, then scented candles are a great way to go. Think spicy notes like rich cinnamon, amber, fig or bergamot.

Candles make it seem like someone is home even when no one is there; they not only smell cosy but offer a sense of safety, which helps us to relax more quickly than usual.

Green Lili Stand still abstract canvas in cosy living room
Stand Still Abstract Art ~ @cb_loves_interiors_20

5. Bring in the cosy throws and blankets.

One of the easiest ways to get a super snuggly space this Autumn is with blankets and throws. As well as comfort and warmth, soft furnishings bring colour and texture to your home.

Choosing autumnal colours brings depth and richness to your room, making it all the more indulgent. Texture adds interest and is more inviting for those who visit—especially if they're feeling tired after a long walk outside in nature.

Always Moving Abstract Canvas
Always Moving Abstract Canvas Art ~ @yas.wyatt.home

6. Layer up with rugs.

A treat for your feet. A rug is always a great addition to your home, especially if you want to add colour, pattern, texture or warmth and make your space feel more inviting.

They feel nice and cosy and don't take up a lot of room, so it's super easy to decorate with them! They're also great for adding extra warmth to those cold wooden floors. Try layering rugs over each other for added interest.

Green Lili Down To Earth Canvas Living Room
Down To Earth Abstract Art

7. Create a cosy reading nook.

Blanket? Check. Brew? Check. Questionable choice in pyjamas? No judgment here. Find your trusty reading nook, plonk down on that oh-so-comfy chair with a throw, and let the gentle glow of a lamp (or that fancy candle you've been saving) light up your literary adventure. Just remember, it's called a spill-free zone for a reason, so make sure that brew has a safe landing spot!

Green Lili Botanical Framed Print Reading Nook
Botanical Leaf Abstract Print ~ @ninageeathome

8. Set the mood with lighting.

Have you ever walked into a room and felt an instant vibe? That's what lighting does—it's the unsung hero of cosiness! As evenings draw in, proper lighting becomes vital. Opt for warm tones to create a comforting feel for your space. Try positioning your lighting at different heights so it's not all above your head; low lighting sets the mood and feels welcoming and cosy at the same time.

Green Lili Kindred Spirit Canvas in Bedroom
Kindred Spirit Abstract Canvas

9. Dive into the world of Hygge.

If you've made it this far, odds are "Hygge" isn't just a tricky word you're trying to pronounce. This Danish treasure is all about cosiness, warmth, and comfort.

It's a lifestyle all about creating a sense of home, finding happiness in the little things in life, and enjoying simple pleasures with your loved ones. This Autumn, that might be curling up on your sofa with a book, lighting candles around your home or playing a board game with the family.

Enjoy these things in small doses—it's not about achieving perfection or obsessing over every detail; it's about taking time out of your day to appreciate what you have around you.

10. Go rustic with your decor.

Rustic home decor brings raw, natural and organic materials into your space, making your room instantly more welcoming and relaxing. Use materials like reclaimed wood, stone, jute, linen or organic cotton and blend them with warm autumnal colours like whites, beiges, browns and greens to remind you of the outdoors and bring a homely look that radiates cosiness.

Bring nature indoors. Autumn is all about nature — go foraging for branches and foliage and place them in vases, pots and bowls. The more irregular the shape, the better. Try upcycling old vases with paint and baking soda in warm whites and terracotta to add texture and give an old rustic feel.

Green Lili Keep Climbing abstract canvas in a rustic decor
Keep Climbing Abstract Art ~ @mishkashoe

Final thoughts

As you settle in with a hot chocolate and a blanket, we hope these tips have inspired you to create a cosy home this Autumn. If it's given you some ideas on how to do it affordably, then even better!

For further inspiration, our collection of large abstract canvas art features rich and earthy colour palettes - perfect for bringing in those autumnal vibes.

All we have left to say is to kick back, cosy up and embrace the seasonal change.