Top Tips for Cosy Autumn Interiors

September 28, 2022In News3 Minutes

As the nights draw in and Autumnal colours start to unfold, we take a look at some of the interior design trends set to make a big statement as the seasons change.

Wild Wonder

Revealed this month, Wild Wonder is the 2023 Dulux paint colour of the year. An earthy “soft gold”, Wild Wonder was chosen because of its natural tones and connections to nature. As we all seek to strengthen our relationship with the great outdoors, bringing the colours of nature into the home is an easy way to achieve this. Wild Wonder can be used as a calming base palette for any room or can be paired with bold accents and greenery to add warmth and a sense of Autumnal style.

Embrace Nature

The emphasis on sustainable living has only grown in popularity over the past two years and is here to stay. Natural materials and textures like rattan, wood, cork and stone can combine to create a rustic, homely décor especially alongside botanical print accessories or sheer fabric window dressings. In the kitchen, forest green looks set to remain one of the most sought-after colours for cabinetry but if you’re not looking for a full makeover, try bringing in seasonal greenery. Ferns, eucalyptus, pine cones, acorns, moss and winter berries will freshen your interiors.

Farmhouse Living

A spin-off from the hugely popular cottagecore trend, which romanticises English country living, farmhouse interiors are all about simplicity, functionality and cosiness. Combine deeper fabrics like boucle, wool or velvet with upcycled, pre-loved or inherited furniture to create richness and warmth. Layer your accessories to add texture but avoid clutter; think rugs, log piles, cushions and lamps.

Wall Panelling

Instantly eye-catching and effortlessly versatile, wall panelling will always make an impact. From feature walls to half height designs or even hidden storage, wall panelling is an easy way to add a luxury appearance on a budget. Use behind the headboard to make a focal point for the bedroom; in open plan rooms to give identity to a space or add a ‘zone’; or in the study to create a classic and timeless office. Wall panelling makes an excellent frame for lighting, mirrors and artwork and can be further personalised by painting or wallpapering individual panels.


The shorter days of Autumn and Winter mean we look for joy and brightness, and where better to do this than in your own home? Bold colours, mismatched furniture, handmade  artisanal pieces and patterned tiles can all be layered to express your personality. Prints, motifs and collections that are meaningful and individual can add energy and character to your home and invoke feelings of wellbeing.

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