Explore how you can use autumn colours as interior design inspiration with Style My Home. With the nights drawing in, our homes can become cosy havens from the dark and the cooler temperatures. It can be made to feel warm and welcoming embracing the rich colours of autumn. You may want to completely redecorate or you may want to bring splashes of the colours of nature and your garden into your home. Inspiration can come from deciduous trees which add spectacular drama to your garden as the leaves turn through shades of yellow, gold, orange and red. Autumn is synonymous with the warm russet tones of beech trees, the vibrant orange and red shades of the Japanese maple as well of the brooding golden sunsets and bright red berries on the holly and yew trees. In this article, Style My Home brings you our top tips to introduce autumn tones into your home design highlighting them with offerings from different companies. 

Ideas to introduce the tones of autumn into your home

  • Use autumn colours as highlights against a neutral background
  • Bring in autumn paint colours
  • Incorporate cushions, textured blankets and throws
  • Introduce faux fur 
  • Light fires and woodburners
  • Use scented candles
  • Create flower displays and plants – use faux reeds and grasses

Autumn paint colours

Choosing a seasonal colour palette can bring cheer to your home and lift spirits with the dark days ahead. Why not take inspiration from the new autumn colours from Farrow & Ball in collaboration with the Natural History Museum. These include Dutch Orange W76, Broccoli Brown W108 and Deep Reddish Brown W101. Also Dulux Blood Orange and Copper Blush as shown. 


Scented candles

Choose from fruity, sugary, spicy and musky scents and fragrances. Autumn is a great time to rethink the scents that candles bring to our homes and candles with their warm glow and seasonal fragrances can be the perfect antidote to the shorter days of autumn. Check out the Plum and Ashby candles range.

Open fires and woodburners

Lighting an open fire or woodburner will create that cosy feel. Keeping firewood on display in a stylish log basket will also enhance the ambiance. So whether you have a fireplace or woodburner, either will definitely give you a great focal point in any room. Woodburners are available in a range of styles from traditional to more contemporary designs meaning they will enhance most design styles.

Be safe by complying with regulations

However, it’s important to comply with fire and fuel regulations. Chesneys is a globally recognised brand and has developed a unique portfolio of luxury heating products. You need to be aware of Eco Design stoves. Eco design 2022 is the stove industry’s response to the DEFRA Clean Air Strategy which aims to improve air quality and reduce emissions and pollution. In relation to stoves, it aims to tackle three key areas:

  • Limit the sale of polluting fuels
  • Improve the efficiency of stoves
  • Update legislation regarding Smoke Control Zones

Chesneys stoves are Eco Design 2022 and their woodburning stoves exceed regulations, giving you piece of mind as well as a well heated home.

Cushions, throws and blankets

This really is the season for dressing your sofas and beds. So why not pile on the cushions, add throws and blankets? Cushions are available from a host of companies including Neptune, which is offering lots of velvets and faux fur options. All will definitely contribute to creating a lovely snug autumnal feel to your living spaces.

Faux flowers, plants and grasses

These are extremely versatile and will bring any living space to life. They are suitable for many décor styles with their simple, yet elegant designs. Choose faux grasses in soft browns and naturals. 


Autumn days can be filled with golden light making it one of the most beautiful times of the year. Choose modern lamps or vintage or both to soften interiors to create a cosy room. And don’t forget picking light bulbs that can create that soft, autumnal glow. This autumn, bronzed and antiqued lighting is a big hit and combines perfectly with any collection of warm and textural products to add to your cosy interior. Look at ideas including antiqued bronze lighting from Pooky and Abigail Ahern.


It’s so cold outside now, put your feet up, wrap up under a quilt, hibernate or read a book or watch a good movie. 

How can Style My Home help you embrace the colours of autumn?

I hope this article has given you some ideas how you can use autumn colours as interior design inspiration. There is no doubting that autumn offers a palette of colours that is truly inspiring. Colours can be seen in leaves, fruits, seeds and fungi. However, it can be intimidating with all the colours on offer so if you need help creating a cosy interior to reflect the colours of autumn, contact Style My Home. Caroline has been designing interiors throughout Kent and Sussex for over twenty years and will work to your budget and specifications. Call Caroline today on 01892 352050 or email [email protected]