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Top Tips For Autumn Home Styling

Are you ready to embrace the Autumn feels?

As the days grow shorter and the nights cooler, the crisp autumn air blows vitality and verve back into the home canvas. Just as Adelaide’s changing treescape injects an array of autumnal tones to delight the eye, indoors we are seeing infusions of personality into interior styling.

Rich Colour

Autumn is the perfect time to bring nature’s rich earthy tones into our homes. And this year a purposeful palette of rich colour is appearing not only in our soft furnishings but in our joinery, tiling and paint. Terracotta, warm beige and burnt sienna are all scrumptious colours adding visual warmth and cosy vibes while cool blues pop in to make a bold statement.

Australia’s ‘Colour of the Year for 2024’ is Peach Fuzz – an orangey, pinkish beige that provides a softer option for introducing warm tones to cooler interiors. Whites remain as the most popular paint staple, but whites with warm undertones are replacing the crisp, cool whites of last season.

Woven Texture

We’re lapping up the intense sensuality of tactile textures and natural fibres this autumn. Use complementary tones to tie these contrasting textures into a harmonious look and feel.

Beautifully tactile and sensuous fabrics like velvet are introducing a sense of sophistication alongside hand-woven textile wall-hangings, floor coverings, light fittings and throw pillows.

Natural fibres like jute and wool satisfy our need for eco-friendly materials within the home, while bouncy boucle and furry fluff add lively form to our soft furnishings.

Softness and Light

With more depth of colour and a busier vibe presenting strongly in this autumn’s design trends, softness is introduced via diffused light and gentler window treatments.

Wall to wall, floor to ceiling sheer curtains add an air of romance while diffusing natural light. Also making a comeback are roman blinds whose soft folds take a gentler approach than their venetian and holland blind counterparts.

Functional Art

Shape, form and geometric pattern are introduced by statement light fittings and pendant lighting alongside energy-efficient LED downlights. And while interior lights are present all year round, darkening autumn days sees lighting step into play as the days grow shorter.

Bold pendant lighting over island kitchen benches take ‘function’ one step further to introduce contemporary ‘functional art’ into a productive area of the home.

And as we attempt to curb urban sprawl with higher density housing, two-storey townhomes on courtyard blocks are becoming commonplace. In these homes the vaulted ceilings above stairwells are the perfect place for statement chandeliers to showcase dynamic form and structure.

At Boffo, we love selling homes with a warm and comforting vibe. We hope these autumn design trends will help you introduce comfort and cosiness to your home this season. If you’re thinking of selling and need some home styling tips, give us a call!