With the leaves slowly changing and the cable knit jumpers slowly finding their way back into our wardrobes, there is no doubt we are heading into the slightly nippier, somewhat spookier autumnal season. And while we pack away the BBQ for the next 9 months and drag out the big coats why not give your living space a taste of the season with a few simple additions that’ll take any home from drab to fab.
Bring the outside in
Sometimes your lounge just needs a little life. By adding a selection of green indoor plants in the corners of your home it can instantly give your room an extra dimension and bring neglected nooks and corners into a new-found glory.
Whether you want to give your room an edge with some cacti or bring a wall a fresh feel with a few hanging baskets, plants are a great way of making any space a look a little more alive. And if you’re not the horticultural type you can get plenty of fake greenery that put on a pretty convincing show. These take no maintenance other than maybe a dust every so often, so you really can’t go wrong.
Change up the textures
If you’re room is looking a little flat and you no longer have the cascading summer sun to enrich your interior, by simply adding a separate texture to your space you can wake up any wall and decorate any dining room.
By adding a touch of metallic you can give your room a modern twist and create a cosy rustic appearance. Copper and rose gold are most popular at the moment with plenty of accessories on the market to help you create the autumnal golden glow within your home and infuse a bit of shabby chic. 1
Colour your cave
With howling winds at the window sending soggy leaves into somersaults and rain drops reeling there’s nothing cosier than watching it from a snug sofa, swaddled in blankets and comfy throws. As Autumn is a season of burnt oranges and sultry burgundies, what better way to create some colour in your living space than taking a little inspiration from the outside, even if it is from your window.
Treat yourself to a bold new selection of colourful cushions and thick throws to not only keep you cosy but create a multi-tonal autumn inspired interior. If you are stuck for style inspiration take a walk in one of the leafy parks nearby and soak up the essence of the sinking lights and purple hues of the season.
With hundreds of natural picturesque areas in the UK you are never too far from mother nature’s seasonal swan song as she drifts off to sleep until spring. With properties for sale in Greenwich and many other scenic areas you can easily find a home fit to your taste, ready to decorate, surrounded in all things scenic.
Cut the clutter
There’s nothing that refreshes a home more than a good clear out and what better reason to do it than a new season. Ditch what you don’t need and make some space and it could give a room a whole new look. While the less you have in a room the bigger it will look, being strategic with space is important to making sure it feels airy but still creating a warm snug atmosphere.
Having a focal point of a room can really help you plan where the eyes are drawn around the interior but try not to overwhelm a space with a statement piece that is a little too loud for the size of the room you’re working with.
So bring a touch of the season into your home this summer. As the nights get longer and the days get shorter we can all do with a comfy corner to curl up in no matter the size of your space. But if you’re looking to move a little closer to the job in a bigger house for the kids there are opportunities for shared ownership in London that’ll get you on the property ladder and designing your new décor in no time.