It’s that time of year again, the time where we all ask each other where the summer went!
As the nights draw in and the air gets nippier – we’ve put together some interior design tips. From reclaimed wood and house prints to textures and a nod to the 60s – we’re sure we’ve got ideas for everyone. Read on if you’d like some autumn interior design tips…
Velvet is set to be a major trend for autumn 2017 – from velvet cushions to velvet furniture, you can choose how you want to introduce this soft and luxurious fabric into your home. Autumnal colours that represent fallen leaves would be a great way to embrace this season: we’re thinking yellows, browns, deep reds and purples would be perfect colours for your autumn velvet. This trend is adaptable to other seasons as well, as you can simply brighten up your deep red velvet sofa with some bright cushions. If you’re opting for a velvet sofa or armchair, complete the look with a colourful chunky-knit throw for cosy nights in, during the autumn.
Speaking of cosy, the turn of the new season is certainly a time to invest in a new bedspread. Think of mulled wine when you’re picking out your colours – burnt oranges and cinnamon. Whilst you’re thinking of ways to channel a mug of mulled wine, why not decorate with cinnamon sticks, either on window sills or shelves – Pinterest have plenty of DIY tips. The autumn DIY doesn’t stop there, we love the idea of a pine cone arrangement for your dining table. All you need is a large bowl, around 20 pinecones and a hurricane vase to put a candle in. Next step, prepare for all the compliments you’ll receive for this autumnal centre piece! If you were feeling extra creative you could dry out citrus fruits to add to your decorative pieces and it’ll make your house smell amazing.
Here in England, we don’t always see the sun – but that doesn’t mean we can’t create plenty of natural light in our homes and have the scents of autumn wafting around the house. Yankee Candle have a great selection of autumn candles, as well as room diffusers and wax melts – you can choose whatever suits. If you’re not sure about open flames in your house, glass lanterns are a great alternative, particularly geometric copper styles.
Bringing the outdoors in is still in season – adding greenery to your interior is the last touch to making a house a home. There are so many options, from succulents and a low maintenance cactus to creating your own mini terrarium. Add a splash of colour with bright orange Phalaenopsis orchids – lovely autumn favourites, as well as sunflowers and yellow yarrow.
We hope these tips will make you excited for the autumn months ahead, regardless of the chilly weather!
If you’re looking for a Cheshire property to settle into this autumn, get in touch with our team of property professionals to discuss what type of home you’re looking for.