5 Cosy Autumn Interior Design Ideas To Embrace The Season


As the leaves start changing colours and the air becomes crisper, it’s time to bring the warmth and charm of autumn into your home! 

Besides the popular and beloved pumpkin spice lattes, cosy blankets, scented candles and early nights in with your loved ones, there’s one more thing most homeowners can’t wait for – decorating.

In this blog, we will share our top 5 autumn interior design ideas that will bring a splash of colour to your home whilst transforming it into an inviting and cosy haven.

What Is Autumn Interior Design?

Just like the wardrobe, interior design can follow the seasons’ trends. Autumnal interior design is all about warmth, comfort and cosiness whilst using neutral colour palettes with small amounts of “bolder” colours. 

The autumn-inspired interior design calls to mind harvest-inspired garlands, decorative pumpkins and an excess of orange. However, in reality, it’s more than that. It’s about creating a specific mood for the season as it slowly shifts. It’s about preparing your home for hibernation, ensuring your evenings will be cosy, and even creating a connection with nature that echoes how the world outside has changed in the autumnal months. If you want to find out more about how you can transform your house into a relaxation oasis, check out our blog on How To Create A Hygge Home

And now, let’s look at our top 5 cosy autumn interior design ideas so you can bring the autumn aesthetic into your home!

Our Top 5 Autumn Interior Design Ideas

If you’re all about creating that autumn feeling by choosing comforting, colourful paints, unique decor elements, warm and calming lighting, fabrics and scented candles that make you feel like autumn is in your home, this is the best place to start getting your inspiration!

Embrace Earthy Tones


When it comes to autumn colours in interior design, think about the stunning palette nature puts on display. 

Deep earthy tones like rustic oranges, warm browns, and golden yellows are the most popular choices and one of our favourites. These hues can instantly transform your space, especially when incorporating them into your decor through pillows, rugs, accent walls, artwork and decorative objects.

Only a few splashes of an autumn-inspired colour palette can lift your spaces without making them feel over the top. For example, consider rust tones, terracottas, and olive greens for your living room accent wall. Painting is an easy and inexpensive way to warm up a space, especially when the paint is used on just one or two walls.

However, if you want to be “traditional”, you can embrace brown shades delicately paired with beige and natural tones (accents of brown can be easily noticeable, especially when highlighted through upholstery and tiles). For more inspiration on what colours to choose when decorating your home, look at our Interior Colour Palettes board on Pinterest and read our blog on How To Create A Complementary Colour Scheme In Interior Design.

Warm Lighting

Henningsen Artichoke Lamps

Whether it’s the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, or living room, the key to creating a comfortable space is to combine different lighting sources to complement the room’s vibe without making it overly bright or too under-lit.

Opt for a combination of accent and task lighting by using a mix of floor lamps, desk lamps, and pendant lighting to impact the mood of a room. To learn more, read our article on All You Need To Know About The Trendy Artichoke Lamp, one of our favourite lightings at Pash Classics.

You can also create a magical ambience by adorning your indoor and outdoor spaces with fairly lights. Hang them around the windows, along staircases, or across your patio. The warm glow of the lights will instantly transform your surroundings into a cosy and enchanting autumn retreat! 

Whenever we think about autumn interior design, we love pairing soft yellow lighting with plenty of lit candles to promote a feeling of calm and serenity.

Natural Elements


Cosy is autumn’s buzzword, and the fireplace is where it’s at. Surround yours with fall stems from the backyard and more lovely natural textures like textured blankets, scented candles and woody accents to create an inviting space.

Besides the fireplace, the living room table is another focal point of your house. You can decorate it with minimalistic decorative items, a small wreath made of dried flowers and fruits, scented candles and anything else that makes you feel cosy and ready to enjoy a relaxing evening at home. 

You can also add a touch of rustic charm with decor inspired by branches, dried flowers, pinecones, pumpkins, gourds, and dried leaves. Bringing nature indoors will create an inviting atmosphere that perfectly complements the changing season.

Add Wood Elements

Eames Walnut LCW Chair

One of the simplest ways to create an upscale look in your home while incorporating wood is to furnish it with wooden pieces. 

Thanks to its durability and timeless beauty, homeowners opt to expose wood throughout their homes, especially in kitchens. Consider installing wooden cabinetry or an island to create a more organic focal point in the kitchen. Try adding interest to your kitchen cabinets by playing with texture for a more modern look. This could mean creating a marble backsplash to compliment the natural features of wood. 

There’s nothing like a cosy cabin aesthetic during the autumn season, and you can create that ambience in your home with logs, log-inspired pieces, and wooden furniture like our wooden coffee tables and wooden chairs

Even more, when arranging wood home decor pieces around the house, don’t be afraid to mix different types of wood, as this actually increases character in your home. Try opting for pieces that feature clean and simple lines, such as floating wooden shelves.

Create A Cosy Reading Corner


Reading nook ideas can take advantage of a home’s features, such as a bay window or an alcove. But they can equally be designed into a square or rectangular room, allowing these regularly shaped spaces to provide the cosy surroundings you crave.

A reading nook should be intimate, so creating one or even a few around your home won’t involve sacrificing much space. For example, you could incorporate a rocking chair in your reading room décor alongside vintage artwork, chunky knit throws, and natural linen pillows (anything that reminds you of a cosy cabin hideaway).

Also, finding the perfect reading chair is key to creating a favourite spot in your home where you can curl up in your cosy nook with a glass of wine to enjoy the autumn season in style. To do so, check out our article on How To Find The Perfect Reading Chair For Your Lifestyle.

And there you have them – we hope our autumn interior design ideas will help you make your home cosy this autumn season! For more home decor inspiration and ideas, check out our blogs on:

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