It’s the season for staying in – and we’re betting your living room is where you’ll do most of your autumn relaxing. So if you’re planning to give your living room some TLC before the clocks go back, here’s our cosy living room decor ideas for autumn – tips to get you in the mood for staying home, while amping up the ambience.
Hardwood, parquet and tiled floors are fashion-forward and perfect for interiors in the summer. But come autumn time, hard floors can feel less inviting, and colder underfoot. Add tempting texture in the form of large area rugs to your interior – placed under a sofa or coffee table for maximum impact. This Moroccan patterned rug is neutral enough to fit in with most interior design styles, while this white Moroccan rug has cosy Christmas written all over it. In the market for something brighter? Keep it festive with a red handwoven rug.
The light outside has already started to fade, so it’s time to get working on your indoor light – get it right, and you’ll have ambience all season long. A classic scented candle is a great mood-setter for your autumn living room, and an affordable seasonal switch-up. Or, if you’re looking for something more permanent, consider adding wall lamps – they offer a softer glow than a ceiling pendant, making living room lounge days more appealing. This brass wall pendant has an industrial look, in a shade that’s fitting for the festive season.
Nothing says Sunday spent on the sofa like a throw or pillow, especially if you’ve got a leather sofa, or your sofa’s brighter in colour. If that’s the case, you can use throw pillows in neutral or contrasting, dark shades to tone your living room down a little – making it more fitting for the weather. This white and green throw pillow is on-trend for AW19 in green – the season’s colour. While a chocolate brown and caramel throw pillow will always feel festive at this time of the year. Layer them up before you lay down – and make sure a throw is next on your list. As well as helping you keep warm, it’ll look inviting too. Try a textured throw for extra effect, like this quilted throw.