The nights are getting darker and the weather is getting cooler. Whilst you might be trying to hold on to every last drop of summer, why not embrace the autumnal colours and cosy vibes?
Autumnal decor in has boomed popularity, so why not jump on the train? Highlight the golden hues of the leaves falling outside in the comfort of your home. Styling for autumn doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive, it’s all about adding in subtle touches and highlighting certain features of your kitchen.
Here’s some easy ways to embrace the crisp autumnal days in the warmth and comfort of your home.
1. Opt For Rustic Styles
Rustic decor fits perfectly with the changing season. If you already have wooden features in your kitchen, you don’t need to do much! From wooden flooring and cupboards to wooden cabinets and accessories, emphasise the earthy feel of autumn in your kitchen.
You can emphasise the autumnal season by switching your usual chopping boards, placemats, and coasters for natural wood or slate alternatives.
2. Embrace the Seasonal Colours
It’s time for the tip you probably expected, but don’t underestimate the power of colour in your home!
Adding splashes of colour into your home not only creates a different feeling in the space, but it can also impact your mood. Autumn is synonymous with golden hues, forest greens, and brilliant amber tones. This is absolutely the easiest way to bring a touch of autumn to your kitchen!
Whether it’s changing your tea towels or opting for a different mug, there’s so many ways to add in seasonal tones.
3. Include a Featured Centrepiece
Whatever your kitchen’s style, you can’t go wrong with a carefully considered centrepiece.
From fruit bowls to fresh flowers, and ornaments to plants, a centrepiece draws attention away from anything in your kitchen you might want to hide. Opt for seasonal flowers and bold autumnal colours to tie in with the falling leaves.
You don’t need to purposefully buy a new centrepiece, you can redress your existing ones. If you’ve got children, why not add in some fake pumpkins to the fruit bowl, or drape some cobwebs over your ornaments. If you’re style is more reserved, you could put your existing centrepieces on some autumnal fabric to bring some comfort to your kitchen.
4. Layer Up
When you have to layer up outside, it’s also time to layer up inside!
Layer different textures together to add comfort into your kitchen. Add a large rug on top of wood, tile, or laminate flooring for an instantly cosy feel. This works with cushions too – include cushions and blankets in your seating areas. These help to soften your kitchen and make it a more inviting place, especially in the colder months when hard cold surfaces aren’t pleasant.
Combine two of our tips together by opting for comforting items in orange and golden hues.