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 Autumn.Image credit: @jessoliverbaggett - Canvas: Stand Still Abstract Art
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.Image credit: @lifyby.mary - Canvas: Shore Thing Abstract Art
2. Re-style your space with wall art.
Art can create a focal point and add colour, texture and interest to your space, and Autumn is the perfect time to switch up your wall art. It could be as simple as moving pieces around or switching up summer-themed prints for something more autumnal.
If you're looking for something new, consider large abstract art in earthy tones and warm colours. Browns, greens, and terracottas are all great options for wall art for Autumn, and they'll give you a cosy feel that's perfect for this time of year.Canvas: Entwined Abstract Art | Warm Nature Abstract Art
3. Have a clear out.
We're firm believers that less is more; you might have also heard us preaching that mess equals stress. 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. After a busy and unbearably hot summer this year, it's time to do some serious decluttering. 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 use it, love it or need 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.Image credit: @cb_loves_interiors_20 - Canvas: Stand Still Abstract Art
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 and makes it all the more indulgent. Texture adds interest which is all the more inviting for those who visit—especially if they're feeling tired after a long walk outside in the elements.
6. Layer up with rugs.
A rug can be an excellent addition to any home, especially if you want to add texture and warmth to your space. They feel nice and cosy under our feet and don't take up a lot of room, so it's super easy to decorate with them!
Rugs are also an affordable way of adding colour and pattern to your room and can be used as an extra barrier against cold wooden floors – perfect for this Autumn when our heating bills are going through the roof.
Try layering rugs over each other for added interest and extra warmth and to continue the flow of that soft feeling under your feet.Canvas: Down To Earth Abstract Art
7. Create a cosy reading nook.
Blanket, check. Brew, check—ok, time to get cosy in the corner with a book. Drift away into a world of cosy and escape from the chaos of the outside with a comfy chair, a throw and a lamp or a candle - this will make your space feel like the perfect place to read. Make sure you have enough table space for your brew so you don't end up spilling it on your book!Image credit: @ninageeathome - Canvas: Botanical Leaf Abstract Print
8. Set the mood with lighting.
As the evenings draw in, you'll want to ensure that your lighting offers enough illumination for reading and working but also complements the mood you want to create in your home. Use warm lighting to create a cosy atmosphere. Warm lighting will make the room appear larger and more inviting, while cooler colours can make a room feel smaller and more isolated.
Try positioning your lighting at different heights, so it's not all above your head—this gives the room a more open look that feels welcoming and cosy at the same time.Canvas: Kindred Spirit Abstract Canvas
9. Indulge in Hygge.
If you've read this far, the chances are you've heard of Hygge and maybe even tried to incorporate it into your life. Hygge is a Danish word that means 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, it might simply be curling up on your sofa with an excellent 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 is about bringing raw, natural and organic materials into your space and making your room 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 in 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.Image credit: @mishkashoe - Canvas: Keep Climbing Abstract Art
As you get ready to 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 a little inspiration, our latest 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.