As we so long summer and usher in fall, the change of season delivers the perfect opportunity to give your spaces a stylish spruce. While we may have mixed emotions about packing away the beach towels and pulling out the flannelette sheets from the back of the linen cupboard, there’s something oh so snuggly about the onset of the cooler weather. We’ve got some autumn decorating ideas for giving your home a new-season update with cushions, throws, rugs, lamps and mood-boosting scented candles.
We’re so excited about this season’s colour palette as there’s be a clear shift of preferences. As Australian households seek out more eco-friendly and sustainable materials, a back-to-nature vibe has evolved that is embracing more natural hues with a warm and earthy aesthetic.
“We have been increasingly looking to nature for colour inspiration,” says Lisa Hunter, category manager at Early Settler. “We’ve introduced rich earthy tones like beige, rust, golden yellow and earthy moss green to connect our homes and ourselves more with nature.”
Soon to be in-store, the ever-popular Slouch sofa range is expanding to include velvet options in new, on-trend earthy hues. In the meantime, you can easily add some colour and extra comfy from our expansive range of cushions, throws or ottomans.
We have been increasingly looking to nature for colour inspiration. We’ve introduced rich earthy tones like beige, rust, golden yellow and earthy moss green to connect our homes and ourselves more with nature.
— Lisa Hunter, Early Settler product manager
Farewell frosty floorboards and ceramic tiles. As the weather cools down, we need to turn up the heat at home. But that needn’t mean running the (expensive) panel heating 24/7. Soft furnishings can add instant warmth and there’s none more effective than a plush woollen rug.
“There’s been a huge increase in demand for the natural look this year,” says Mamta Johal, homewares buyer with Early Settler. “Buyers are looking for both natural colours and natural fibres, such as wool and jute.”
Rugs are not only toasty under tootsies, the also help to muffle ambient household noise. Additionally, they add a soft and luxurious look to your room and help to zone spaces. Check out our guide to choosing the perfect rug for your rooms.
There’s been a huge increase in demand for the natural look this year. Buyers are looking for both natural colours and natural fibres, such as wool and jute.
— Mamta Johal, Early Settler homewares buyer
Lighting is an obvious necessity in every home, yet did you know it can also have a huge impact on mood, energy and productivity? As the temperatures drop, nights get longer and the flickering fireplace beckons, having the perfect ambient light to curl up with a book or snuggle on the sofa can really harness the ‘hygge’, which is a Danish term for the mood of cosiness and comfort at home.
Having a selection of lighting options will help you create the atmosphere you want for every time of day and night. And that doesn’t just mean the electric kind — candles can also create a seductive or soothing ambience and they come in a selection of delicious scents to further pique your senses.