If you have just completed a move to a new home over the summer, then congratulations, you made it! Now comes the fun part—decorating your home.
And it is just in time too! Autumn is around the corner, so it’s time to embrace fall interior design trends and get creative.
After you have just moved house, you’re probably eager to make your home feel more like home. What better way than to try new decorating ideas to spruce up your new humble abode? Here are 5 ideas to update your home in time for autumn.
- Dark Green
One of the first things you will probably look at when designing your new home are the walls. A fresh coat of paint will create a new energy to the room, breathing new life into your home.
Green is the Pantone colour of 2017 and has fittingly made an impact in many homes this year. However, with autumn arriving soon, gone will be the days of bright or light green. Instead, darker shades are more appropriate with the changing season.
Painting one or two walls, a few pieces of furniture, or a set of cabinets will transform the feeling of your home. Dark green really corresponds with cream colours or the tint of natural wood. If painting is a bit too much for you, adding a rubber plant or dracaena is great for the look and health benefits. Also, cushions, curtains, and small decorations can be used to add that splash of dark green.
- Fake It Till You Make It
There are a lot of things you can do to decorate your home but most of these will require many purchases. If you don’t have the funds, opt for faux finishes.
Things like wallpaper, floor decals, and fake plants are cheap and easy ways to change the look of your home. And don’t worry—modern fake plants look realistic and nothing like the obvious plastic ones of the past! The fantastic thing about these faux finishes is that it is easy to implement. If you have a change of taste or want to switch things up again, you can easily replace the changes you have made.
- Cozy Up With A Quilt
As the season changes, the leaves will change colour and temperatures will drop. With things getting a bit chilly, it’s time to get warm and cozy by adding in a few quilts and throws to your home.
Quilts are full of character and provide that handmade feeling that your home needs. Throws are perfect for extra warmth while lounging on your sofa as well as a design accessory. Match it with the colour palette of the room and choose warmer fall colours and textures.
Quilts, throws, and pillows create a calm, inviting atmosphere—exactly what you want from your new home and for the upcoming cold months.
- Add Texture
Another way to make your home feel more welcoming is add texture. Soft fabrics create a nice contrast to the natural ruggedness of wood or woven textiles. Your quilts and throws will help with adding tactile coziness to the room.
However, go even further by buying a few velvet or faux fur items. These feel luxurious and make any room feel even more inviting.
If you are willing to splurge, add in a rug or two to really bring up the coziness factor of your house.
- Upgrade Your Bedroom
After the gruelling months leading up to your move, with packing and coordinating with movers, you definitely need a place to fully relax. As your sleeping space, your bedroom needs to be properly optimised and conducive to a calm environment.
Place a large comfy chair in a corner as your designated reading and relaxing spot. Add hues of light blue by way of pillows and blankets to evoke a sense of calm and serenity.
Ditch the boring white sheets and choose simple patterns. Try not to put too many stimuli on your bed since this is ultimately your oasis—a place to escape from your busy life. Playing with clean lines and simple patterns, you can find the perfect balance between visually interesting and relaxing.
With these 5 ideas for decorating your house, you will be able to create a warm, welcoming space just in time for autumn. With so many options available, you can have fun, get creative, and enjoy your new home.