Easy autumn updates

The best things about autumn? Stunning foliage, the return of hearty soups and stews, spiced apple pie (or any kind of pie!) and the chance to cosy up your home in readiness for the season ahead. Flipping the calendar to October is a definite cue to update your home decor.

But fear not! That doesn’t mean splashing out on paint, rugs and a whole new set of furniture. There’s plenty you can do to get your space in sync with the season in a much more budget-friendly fashion.



No autumnal update is complete without a nod to some fall foliage. There’s a huge variety of faux stems out there to choose from and it’s a great way to make a statement splash of colour. Top tip: if ‘flower arranging’ terrifies you for fear you don’t have an artistic bone in your body, just keep it simple and opt for a few stems of the same thing, pop them in a vase, job done!


Add an autumnal statement cushion. Pop it in a basket with a throw, put it on the chair in your hall, have it on display somewhere as a signal to all who enter that your home is most definitely ‘season ready’.


The latest autumn decor trend? Garlands! Whether it’s a pom pom garland, a bubble garland, a single leaf garland or a full-on foliage garland, you’ll be seeing them everywhere this year. String them across your mantle or style them on your coffee table tray, the choice is yours but it’s another easy way to add an autumnal accent to your home.

Pumpkins - not just for Halloween! Yes, I know that there are those among us who are abhorrent at all the ‘Americanisms’ we Brits continue to adopt but this Brit has very close ties to the US of A so I’m making no apologies for it. I love a pumpkin at this time of year! Whether it’s an indoor ornamental one, a real one on my doorstep or a tasty one in my soup, to me they’re completely synonymous with autumn and they are, without doubt, here to stay.


The latest autumn decor trend? Garlands! Whether it’s a pom pom garland, a bubble garland, a single leaf garland or a full-on foliage garland, you’ll be seeing them everywhere this year. String them across your mantle or style them on your coffee table tray, the choice is yours but it’s another easy way to add an autumnal accent to your home.

Last but never least, this is also the ideal month to get cosy with scented candles. There’s nothing better than to announce the arrival of autumn in your home by filling it with warming, spicy scents. All you need now are some cosy blankets, lights on low and a great box-set. Hibernation mode is set!

 

Published in Konect October 2021

Author: Lynn McMurray, The Seasonal Touch