With the colder weather closing in and one of the hottest summers in history behind us, it’s time to think about transitioning our homes from bright and breezy to warm and snug. Autumn presents the perfect opportunity to pack away the garden cushions and reach for fur throws, swapping pops of summer colour for warming neutrals and crisp autumnal shades. After all, your home is your sanctuary and this is the season to transform it into a warm retreat to shield you from those cold, crisp days.
Settle down with a pumpkin spice latte, slip into something comfortable and warm, and get your bedroom autumn/winter ready with our interior design tips for this season.
Utilise Fabric and Textures
Minimalism may be in, but at Emily’s House we like to add a bit of extra texture and softness to your space too. There’s nothing like curling up in bed with a good book as the long, dark nights draw in. Textured cushions and throws will offer you all the comfort you crave as you sink into the soft fabrics. Restricting them to your bed will give you a hygge haven to retreat to and is the ideal solution if you prefer to keep decorative objects to a minimum.
It’s an age old trick, but adding blankets and throws to your bed will create a feeling of warmth and cosiness. They ensure you wake up warm on even the coldest of autumnal days, providing extra depth and luxury to your sleep space – the only downside is it’ll be even more of a struggle to leave your bed on those weary winter mornings.
Introduce Accent Rugs
Introducing a rug is a great way of uplifting a room, creating a space that has transformed from simple yet stylish to the trend-driven hub of your home. The addition of soft texture and smooth edges offers a warm, homely touch underfoot and a bold design can be revolutionary. Not all spaces are conducive to a vibrant print but choosing a single coloured rug is no compromise. Our Vintage Moroccan Plain Rug is a great choice, adding some true ‘midnight blue’ vibes to your home.
The choice is yours; run with your existing colour theme and match your rug to current accessories and bedding, or go for a contrast to create a real statement bedroom. Sneaking patterns and shapes in can be an excellent way to take a room from basic to beautiful and is the secret of creating an aesthetically pleasing space – as comfortable on the eye as it is underfoot. If wooden floors are your thing, a rug can take away that morning chill, a must for the colder seasons. Introducing a rug with a vibrant colour or statement pattern, such as our Turking Tulu Carpet Orange Rug, can be the perfect way to cement your chosen theme. Vibrant tones go surprisingly well with antique and brown furnitures or to uplift your inherited pieces.
Combine your choice with the right woods and tones to really offset your room. It’s all about creating a space that feels cosy and right for you, so sticking to your style and picking colours that are right for you is essential.
Make Use Of Creative Lighting
Getting your lighting right is key, especially for autumn/winter. Harsh, white lighting is not conducive to a relaxing environment, you need to encourage warmth and softness now that the days are getting shorter. Calmness and serenity are the order of the day, so think about warming orange tones, perhaps picking standard lamps over traditional pendant lights; it’s all about feeling cosy this season.
For the ultimate hygge vibes, consider using multiple lamps at a range of different heights. String lights are a great alternative, providing a calming atmosphere and creating a sense of warmth in a way that is hard to achieve using only a single bulb. They also give you greater control over the levels of brightness in your bedroom, giving you the opportunity to dim the lighting as you unwind before bed.
For smaller bedrooms, the inclusion of different lighting sources can really give a sense of space. For a brighter vibe mix this with cleverly situated mirrors, but for a snug feel try dotting a few candles around, the warm, flickering wicks will promote relaxation. If your room is on the larger side then focus your attention on the bed, cluster lighting will help to centre your focus. Picking out essential areas of your room will then give you alternative areas to target with a multitude of lighting options.
Batten down the hatches and shut out that vicious cold air as autumn seeps into winter. Retreat in the comfort of your home in cosy lounge wear – a hot water bottle and a warm bowl of tomato soup are essential. Warm bedding, textured fabric and a statement rug will draw a room together, providing a personal sanctuary to shelter from the harsh winter weather.
If you’re on the lookout for the perfect rug to complete your bedroom this season, check out our full range here. Perhaps you’re looking for something simple and chic or vibrant and autumnal for your seasonal home makeover. Our complete collection features rugs in a rainbow of colours, assortment of fabrics and a variety of sizes; we have something to suit every style.