Autumn quickly arrived and is vanishing just as fast, which is why we are posting this blog update on autumn room decor.
There are many reasons for autumn to be a favourite season.
The beautiful golden brown colour of the leaves, gently drifting off of the trees. The sound of the crisp leaves crunching under your feet. Wrapping up in those cuddly, cosy jumpers and jackets before heading outside.
Whatever it be, I think we can all agree that there are certainly some advantages with every single season.
If you are one of those people who favour autumn the most out of all the seasons, then this blog update is for you, as we are going to give you some autumn decorating ideas.
First things are first and for us, that means getting your window treatments right.
With the chilly weather approaching, it is always a good idea to save money where you can, while ensuring you are making the best decision for your home.
We would recommend you choose window shutters for your window treatment. While they may seem like a pricey option, they will save you money in the long run. Not only do they provide your home with a smart and tidy window appearance along with flexible light control, but they also come with many benefits, such as assisting to block outside noise and providing your home with an extra layer of insulation. Finally, they also help to increase the price of your property as they become part of the property’s permanent fixtures.
There is always room for compromise when it comes to wooden window shutters. What this means is if you prefer the look of curtains and drapes, then you can always install shutters while framing them with drapes or curtains, to create a much more elegant appearance. Also, by closing both the window shutters and drapery in the evening, this means that once again you are creating an extra layer of insulation for your home, keeping you warm against the chilly autumn weather in the evening.
Lastly, it is important to remember that you can also choose the colour of your window shutters so that they fit in with your colour scheme.
Paint or Wallpaper?
If you are planning to redecorate your home, then choosing between paint or wallpaper is an important decision as it ultimately depends on what look you are specifically going for.
When it comes to wallpaper, there are many different effects you can choose from such as a forest landscape, a woodland design, leaves – there are never-ending possibilities to wallpaper and an endless amount to pick from, especially down to the way you decorate using wallpaper. You don’t have to wall paper the entire wall, you could go for the popular trend of only wallpapering a singular wall as a feature wall.
As for paint, there are so many different colours that you can choose from, from so many different companies and shops, while there is also the option of a colour match service, if there is a specific colour that you want your walls to be, for example if you want your walls to match the pillows etc.
Lamps and Lights
If you are wondering why your room looks so dark, this can either be because of the colour scheme you have chosen or the lighting. During summer, there is no need to have lamps and lights on all of the time and it is very easy for your lights to be tossed aside and forgotten about until autumn hits.
When the dark evenings draw in, we dig out the dusty lamps, hidden away and we become puzzled as to why the room still looks so dark, despite the lamps being on.
Give those lamps a much-needed clean and while you are at it, test out placing the lamp in different locations around the room so you can work out where the lamp provides the most light for your room.
Whilst moving the lamp around the room and finding the right location for it, you will most likely find it fun moving the classic or contemporary furniture around to suit where the lamp is going to be placed, now giving your room a much newer appearance.
Meanwhile, lampshades hanging from the ceiling gradually become dusty over the months of just sitting there, so don’t forget to give these a good clean so that your room can once again appear brighter. Changing lampshades can also give your room a whole new appearance.
Porch and Patio Ideas
When decorating your home, don’t forget about the exterior! With Halloween, you can have so much fun with decorations and autumn ideas!
For those of you who have a nice large porch surrounding the front of your home, autumn displays such as piles of pumpkins – which can later be made into pumpkin cake, pie and soup – beautiful lanterns, along with a sweet rocking chair or bench for you to sit on while relaxing, can really make your house appear so much more homely and welcoming, which is important especially for the trick or treaters!
Patios can also be decorated with pumpkins and squashes. Meanwhile, we must not forget about that beautiful autumn wreath to decorate the front door of your autumn home!
Conservatory Interior Design
People who have conservatories will no doubt also want to get this room decorated in theme with the rest of the house, so that on those chilly evenings, they can curl up in the conservatory and admire the outside world.
In this room, as there is only one wall to paint, the best option to get this room coordinated is through the use of pillows, blankets and table decorations.
Get some beautiful, squishy, eye-catching pillows to decorate your chairs and sofas with, in colours such as sunset orange and shining gold.
Meanwhile, throws and blankets can be draped over the backs of chairs and sofas, adding that extra splash of colour, while also coming in handy when you are feeling a bit chilly. Soft chequered blankets will give your conservatory a cosy autumn touch.
Autumn Display Ideas
Table decorations such as acorns, conquers, squash and pumpkins will look beautiful. Pile them up on a tray and you can move this table decoration around depending on what room is in use at the time.
Meanwhile, mantelpieces and shelves in the hallway will look beautiful with vases of twigs with leaves, acorns and flowers featuring dark colours such as purples, reds and black.
Pumpkin Decorating Ideas
One of the main things that are fun about autumn, is pumpkin decorating.
While one of the most obvious ways of decorating pumpkins that will spring to mind is carving them, however, there are actually many other ways to decorate them and it is time for you to get in touch with those autumn DIY skills. Why not get a permanent marker and draw on the pumpkin – both an easier and safer method for those of you with kids – or you could even paint the pumpkins, adding a beautiful blend of colours.
Finally, another option is to make doily’s and cover the top of pumpkins and squashes with these beautiful accessories.
Finally the Floor
Last but not least is the floor.
For those of you who have carpets, you may choose to simply give your carpet a nice and thorough clean or to add a rug on top to give it that extra mixture of colour.
Meanwhile, anyone with wooden or laminate flooring may decide to mop or steam the floor, getting up all of those hard to clean stains.
Finally, people with wooden floors, also have the exciting option to paint their floor to give it a different look. You may decide to go for the chequered board design, completely repaint the floor a different colour, or paint a picture on the floor, maybe adding swirls of colours here and there.
Having a colour scheme to work from is important as it gives you a basis so you can start working, ready for when you begin choosing wallpaper and paint colours, a colour for your interior window shutters along with furniture colours.
If you love autumn and you are very much in favour of the autumn theme, then we would recommend warming colours such as red, gold, brown and hints of green when you are decorating.
Are you thinking of installing internal window shutters? Need some advice on the different options and services available to you? Give Lifestyle Shutters a call today and we will be more than happy to give you a hand.