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How To Enjoy An Autumnal Colour Palette In Your Home

How To Enjoy An Autumnal Colour Palette In Your Home

Ana Zuravliova

By Ana Zuravliova

Trend Specialist at Blinds Direct
Mon 27 Sep 2021
Last updated Fri 2 Dec 2022

As much as we may hate to admit it, the summer is coming to an end and on the horizon is autumn. That said, while the weather may be getting cooler, autumn is synonymous with some of the nicest seasonal colours. In today’s blog, we’ll be exploring the autumn colour palette and some other top tips for making the most out of your home.

Autumnal interior design

For many of us, autumn is an excellent time for changing the looks and styles of both our wardrobes and homes. The changing colours in nature, the need for thicker fabrics and the last light days of the year are something we should cherish and enjoy. The good news is that you can easily add autumnal inspiration into your home décor enjoying a cosier, more welcoming space in the process.

One of the easiest ways to introduce autumnal chic into your home is by using colours. Below, we have some fantastic examples that will help you enhance the fashionable nature of your home – some of which may surprise you!

Moreover, you can enrich the cosy nature of your space by layering your windows, and increasing your use of cushions making the most of texture. Read on to learn more!

Cosy autumn colour palette

Using different colours can help us feel restful and protected from adverse weather. To accomplish this, consider using earthy tones.

Earthy brown tones

Earthy brown tones help link an interior’s aesthetic to the natural world making us feel safe and warm. Moreover, brown is a colour that synergises well with many other tones and colours.

Whether you hope to retain a neutral theme throughout your home using creams and off whites, or inject some more vibrant tones including dusky pinks, teals or metallics, brown will perfectly make your space snug and comfortable. Shop our range of brown Roman blinds and curtains today to see which might best fit your décor!

Orange shades

One of the most useful colours for autumnal interior design is orange. Orange shades can be bright and energising or soft and warming. Rust tones, terracotta, and shades of bronze remind us of the changing of the leaves and convivial fires, they are primeval colours that won’t fail to help you warm up your décor.

Natural greens

For 2021, one of the most popular autumn colours is green. This may sound surprising at first, but in many ways, it makes sense. Natural shades of green reflect the evergreen nature of many of the plants and trees we enjoy and keeps us hopeful for the spring. Psychologically it works in a similar way to Christmas trees, and who doesn’t love those?

Beyond autumn colours

Colour is a fantastic way to add an autumnal twist to your home décor but there are other steps you can take in the closing months of the year to maximise your home’s potential. Let’s start with keeping your space warmer.

Thermal insulation

Its well known that over 35% of a home’s heat escapes through gaps in around windows and doors, and even through the walls directly. This results in having to keep heaters on for longer, costing money, and damaging the environment.

With a thermal lining however, you can reduce heat loss and the problems that come with it. We offer thermal linings in all of our curtains, Roman blinds and roller blinds; check out the exciting options available today and learn more in our Curtains with Thermal Lining – Here’s How They Work blog.

Layering your windows

To further improve the heat retention and style of your home, also consider layering your windows. We know a fantastic autumn look is a thick jumper and snazzy coat, and this same thinking applies to windows too!

One of the best ways to layer your windows is by fitting an elegant wooden Venetian blind within your window’s recess, and luxurious, thermal curtains outside of it. This winning partnership will allow you to enjoy filtered light during the warmer, brighter parts of a winter’s day; and double up the cosiness when the temperature drops.

a photo of living room using autumn colours as a theme
an image of sofa with floral printed cushion next to roller blinds with autumnal print

Go crazy for cushions this autumn

As we spend more time inside the home, it’s important to consider how we can make it as comfortable as possible. Few home furnishings can boost the comfort of a space as well as cushions.

Strategic comfort

Strategically placed cushions make us comfortable when we’re relaxing on the sofa in front of a movie, while it’s raining and grey outside. Moreover, with many of us working from home, they can also add a comforting effect to our workspaces, in turn improving concentration and productivity.

Seasonal colour

From a style perspective, cushions can be used to inject some of the seasonal colours above into a space either as a block colour, or as part of a jazzy pattern. Our range of handmade cushions offers a great selection of colours and patterns ranging from plaids and checks to florals and geometric designs.

For more top tips on how to make the most of cushions and other accessories this autumn, enjoy our Be Bold! Using Accessories to Maximise Your Home blog.

We hope you’ve found this guide useful and remember, to check which fabrics best suit your interior design, you can order up to eight free samples to see your chosen fabrics in the flesh! All our curtains and blinds are handmade here in West Yorkshire to the highest quality and will be delivered with a five-year guarantee. 

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