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Autumn Home Decor Ideas To Transform Your Abode

We’ve well and truly waved goodbye to summer, with all the lazy summer BBQs and beach trips it brings. But, rather than mourn the summer, here at I Want Wallpaper we’re ready to fully embrace the autumn/winter seasons. 

Autumn truly is one of the most wonderful times of the year; a time for relaxing, enjoying time with loved ones and making the most of cosy nights in. You may remember the Danish ‘hygge’ craze of a couple of years ago – translated loosely as ‘the feelings of cosiness and contentment evoked by simple comforts’, hygge ties in with the autumn season perfectly. 

If you’re looking to make the most of the season of comfort, you should begin by looking close to home. The nights are getting colder and darker and the idea of staying home wrapped in a blanket with a hot chocolate has never been more appealing, so, why not bring the magic of autumn into your home with autumn decor?

From decorating your walls with stunning autumnal shades to simple additions such as throws and Yankee Candles, there are a whole host of autumn decor ideas you can embrace to bring those autumn vibes into your abode. 

Transform your walls with autumnal shades

The leaves are changing colours, so why not your walls? Deeper, darker and more sophisticated autumn-inspired colours aren’t just great for the autumn season – they’re actually seeing a huge resurgence in home decor for 2019. Colours in the autumn range take inspiration from nature; think warm, earthy and natural. From burnt oranges and rich reds to leaf green, dark olive and copper tinged browns, white walls are out and atmospheric, dramatic colours are in. 

However, decorating with darker shades can be difficult. You want to create cosy, sophisticated vibes, yet don’t want your room to appear too dark or imposing. If you’re looking to decorate your walls with dark colours, here are our top tips:

  • Utilise natural light. If you’re wanting to embrace darker walls but aren’t sure which room to go for, opt for a room that already benefits from a lot of natural light. This way you can enjoy darker, dramatic walls while still feeling the benefits of a brightly lit, open space. 
  • Create contrast. In order to keep the room feeling bright, use lighter touches in your furniture and accessories – a white rug or throw will go a long way! Skirting and ceilings, too, should be painted a nice bright white shade to help create a nice balance between light and dark. 
  • Create a wallpaper feature wall. If painting a whole room dark is too daunting for you, why not dip your toes in with a dark feature wall? A dark green wallpaper in a living room or a copper metallic wallpaper in your hallway is a great way to embrace darker shades without committing to a full room makeover. 

Bring cosy vibes with blankets, cushions and throws

There’s nothing like an autumn evening wrapped up in a blanket with the fire blasting, reading a book or enjoying a film with your loved ones. To help make your room feel extra cosy for nights in this season, treat yourself to comforting blankets, cushions, rugs and throws. 

Soft furnishings are a great way to really turn up the cosy vibes in your living room. Opt for textured blankets draped over sofas, stylish woven pouffes and fluffy cushions to bring an extra homely feel into your space.

Rich, luscious textures are ideal for the cooler months, so create some contrast and interest with a variety of different fabrics. If you have a leather sofa, opt for super fluffy cushions. Wooden floorboards? A faux fur rug will instantly bring a warm and comforting feel. From rich velvets to rustic knitted and woven soft furnishings, play around with a range of different contrasting textures for a relaxing autumnal appeal. 

Spice up your living room with the Yankee Candle autumn collection

Autumnal wallpapers, paints and furnishing are all fair enough, but what if your home is already how you want it and redecorating isn’t on the cards? In that case, scents truly are the greatest way to instantly evoke an autumnal feel.  

Scents are a great way to play with the senses in autumn, with certain smells bringing back memories and transporting us to a whole other time or place. Candles, therefore, are a wonderful way to invite nostalgic autumn vibes into your home without the cost or effort or redecorating a whole room. 

If you’re looking for a candle for autumn, the Yankee Candle American Home range is our number one choice. With their vast array of scents which diffuse throughout your whole room, Yankee Candles are long-lasting and high quality – great for a stunning scent all season long! Here are just a handful of our favourite Yankee Candles for autumn… 

Apple Cinnamon Cider

Does it get much more seasonal than apple cinnamon cider? With this candle, you’ll feel as though you’re strolling through a fairytale Christmas market, a mug of hot cider in hand. The Yankee Candle Apple Cinnamon Cider boasts an apple cider scent, spiced up with cinnamon, cloves and citrus, for warm cosy vibes on even the coldest of days. 

Bountiful Harvest

Perhaps we spoke too soon, because the Yankee Candle Bountiful Harvest option may just be the most autumnal of all our picks! Again, expect classic autumn scents of cinnamon, cloves and apples, combined with pumpkin and musk for the feeling of a brisk autumn day in the comfort of your own home. 

Mountain Escape

Transport yourself to a cosy mountain lodge with the Yankee Candle Mountain Escape scent. With a beautiful blend of cool juniper and lavender combined with rich cedarwood and fresh citrus, this fragrance is all at once crisp yet comforting – just like an autumn day!

A Walk In The Park

Nothing beats an autumn stroll – the crisp air, the crunch of the leaves, and the scents of the season. Well, with the Yankee Candle A Walk In The Park candle you can enjoy those vibes without leaving the house. Combining scents of fresh apples with crisp autumn leaves, this light and airy candle is a must for autumn vibes. 

Cozy Corner

And finally, for an option that brings all the comforting qualities of autumn and places them in one scent, look no further than Yankee Candle Cozy Corner. This gorgeous autumnal candle is subtle, fresh and relaxing, with fragrances of “soft pillows and throws” to help bring a comforting and calm sentiment to any room. 

So there you have it – from redecorating with autumnal colours to simply treating yourself to an autumn-inspired candle, there are a vast array of things you can do this season to help bring comforting and cosy vibes into your home.

If you’re looking to transform your abode, be sure to explore the wallpaper selection here at I Want Wallpaper – from plain wallpapers in a range of stunning shades through to floral or geometric wallpapers, you’re sure to discover an option to fall head over heels in love with. Or, for those little finishing touches, take a look at our range of homeware