September is a month of fresh new starts – from new school years to the close of summer and the anticipation of autumn in the air. A little ‘back-endish’ as we say in Yorkshire.
If you’ve recently been considering redecoration, there’s no time like the present as our thoughts turn indoors.
As you start to think about putting away the summer dresses and short-sleeve shirts, an overhaul of your wardrobe storage is worth considering. Take a look at Hartley’s inspiring bedroom designs for the perfect way to keep your clothes and accessories tidy all year round.
Perfectly complementing the traditional autumn colour palette, choose natural tones such as our beech style woodgrain veneer furniture with its earthy feel for autumn – greens and browns for keeping in touch with nature after the summer brightness fades.
In the same way that you’re starting to pull on cardigans and jumpers, think about adding layers in your home too, to give it an attractive autumn feel and more comfortable. Throws and rugs bring some much-needed warmth to surfaces in the colder months and are a great alternative to reaching for the central heating thermostat.
Don’t let any chairs or sofas in your home stand alone in autumn: give them all a coat to last until next year. Thick, fluffy throws and blankets are perfect this season, with faux sheepskin material as snug as it is attractive. Your pets will love it too, of course!
Your bedroom can never have too many layers heading into winter either, with luxurious eiderdowns adding extra warmth with a traditional or contemporary twist depending on the fabric.
Cushions are an instant way to accessorise your home in keeping with the changing season. Swapping cushion covers is a simple way to add a touch of warmth and rich autumnal colour. Orange, brown, and green hues work particularly well, bringing the beautiful outdoor colours inside. Switch light breezy beach-style coverings for something a little fuzzier wherever possible. Fluffy cushions are fantastic snuggly additions to the sofa in the colder weather.
Think Hygge. For layering ideas, there are few better trends to consult than this Scandi living vibe that prioritises cosiness above all else. Adorning your wardrobes and shelves with lighted candles is a good place to begin setting the tone – adding visual warmth to the interior to complement the makeover.
Embracing a mixture of textures and tones is also very Hygge – although sticking to a handful of subtle shades is the best way to instil the trend effectively. So, when you’re picking out cushions, rugs, blankets and curtains, keep an overarching theme and colour scheme in mind.
Above all, it’s the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, so don’t forget to fill your home with produce foraged from the garden and hedgerows, with bowls of apples and vases brimming with bright berry branches.