Who doesn’t love autumn? While there might be a little more of a chill in the air wrapping up warm and going for an easy stroll through the countryside or a nearby park is a pleasure. Warm autumnal colours, such as delicious reds, sumptuous oranges, burnished golds and rich browns, are everywhere – from the fallen leaves that children and dogs adore running through to the seasonal harvest of apples and pumpkins.
As the natural sunlight fades toward the long dark of winter why not use Mother Nature’s autumn colour scheme as a clever way to brighten your home? We’ve brought together a few ideas on how you can easily use autumn colour schemes to beat the winter blues in your living space.
Redecorate with autumnal colours
If you’re looking for the total makeover to brighten your home then autumn colour schemes supply some truly amazing options. From vibrant tones which blaze with life and fire to subtle, sophisticated shades that are perfect for maximising the short hours of daylight, redecorating a room in an autumn colour scheme is a great way to start.
At one end of the spectrum bold reds, oranges and golds provide a much-needed feeling of warmth and comfort, as well as making a strong first impression in reception rooms or hallways. While rich, earthy brown & green tones may not be as striking they have the benefit of being more muted and calm – working particularly well in any autumn colour scheme in the form of cushions, rugs or other soft furnishings.
For rooms which are smaller or may not receive much in the way of natural sunlight paler autumnal colours work to provide both a sense of greater space and illumination – reflecting what natural light there is to brighten and cheer your living space in the gloom of a rainy day.
Bring the outside in with autumnal accessories
If you’re looking for a quicker way to brighten your home with some seasonal flair then there’s a huge number of ways to introduce an autumn colour scheme – without the fuss or expense of redecorating.
As with the spices in a pumpkin pie, a little autumn colour goes a long way. Cushions, throws and rugs provide an effortless and inexpensive way to inject some natural tones into your home – not to mention ramping up the comfort and cosiness factors! Patterned or plain soft fabrics are the perfect way to evoke the spirit of nature outside your window. Here strong autumnal colours can work particularly well, adding a splash of deep red or juicy orange – even in the form of a few well-placed candles – can work wonders.
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