Four ideas for revamping your home decor in autumn
The long, relaxing days of summer may have ended, but don’t worry! You can replicate this feeling by filling your home with light and warmth. With ambient lighting and soft textiles, you can transform your space into a welcoming oasis. Check out these simple ideas to give your home a fresh look in the autumn.
When we think about redecorating, we tend to associate it with a lot of time and money. So even though they will improve our well-being at home, we often put off these changes because we think it’s not the right time to take on more expenses.
In reality, redecorating a room or giving it a different touch doesn’t need to be expensive or take a lot of time. Don’t believe us? Below we’ll show you how you can give your home a new lease of life by making some small changes. Take note!
1. Blankets and cushions in autumnal colours
The sofa or the bed are the stars of the living room or bedroom. So if you’re looking to redecorate, you should focus on them. Giving them a completely new touch is as easy as changing up their accessories. Now that the cold is coming, the best thing to do is choose some new blankets and pillows that fit the style you’re going for in the room.
Since the theme is autumn, we recommend opting for the season’s primary colours, such as orange, brown or more muted greens. With these tones, you can put together different combinations and create an even cosier sofa or bed.
If you have more than one blanket but don’t want them to take up too much space when you’re not using them, a great idea is to store them in a basket. To add a touch of warmth that goes perfectly with the autumnal air, we recommend a rattan style.
2. The rug: much more than a decoration
A rug is much more than a decorative element. It can bring a bright touch to a room, add warmth to a cold floor or transform an area into your favourite space for relaxing, drinking a cup of tea or reading. Therefore, it's an absolute must when it comes to redecorating your home for autumn. It will be the key piece that livens up whatever room it’s in and provides the comfort we all want when it starts to get chilly.
Once again, like with blankets and pillows, the design you choose should match the overall aesthetic you’re going for. In this case, we recommend choosing a light cream shade to brighten up the space; or if you want something darker, you can opt for the colour palette that we mentioned earlier (oranges, browns etc.).
As for the material, our favourites in terms of softness and durability are natural fibres, which feel incredible to the touch!
3. Decorative features to create an ambience
Another simple way to bring autumn and nature into your home is to add small decorative features that match the season.
For example, place some autumnal flowers or branches in vases throughout the house, like in the entrance or on your bedroom dresser. The best thing about using this design trick in different rooms is that it will tie together the entire home’s decor and create a cohesive style. Of course, you can change it up in each room (like using different vases or flowers), so that the result is even more special. Our advice is to use artificial flowers, so that you can use them again in autumn season to come.
4. Play around with lighting
When the days are shorter and the nights are longer, we start longing for the light and warmth of summer. Adding some ambient lighting to dark corners can make any room seem much warmer and cosier.
And if you miss those late-night summer bonfires, you can achieve the same effect safely at home by grouping together LED candles and placing some string lights under glass domes. This way, you can instantly create a beautifully welcoming atmosphere whenever and wherever you want.
As you can see, a great deal can be achieved by making a few small changes. So there’s no excuse for not giving your home a different look each season! And if you need more inspiration, check out these articles.
We love it when customers use our products in a creative way. Why not try to do something new with them yourself? But do remember, any modifications or changes that you make to IKEA products will prevent them from being resold or used for their original purpose, thus invalidating IKEA product warranties and your right to return them.