How To Decorate Your Home with Autumn-inspired colours

26 Apr 2021

As we transition out of the warm summer months, it’s hard not to fall in love with the beautiful autumn colours outdoors. There isn’t much better than watching the leaves transform from crisp greens to vibrant yellows, oranges and reds. As they fall from the trees and line our paths and we can’t help but take comfort cozying up indoors.

To celebrate the rich and textual colour palette of autumn, we’ve pulled together a guide on how to decorate your home with the coziest colours of the season.

Want to know what’s buzzing in the decor world, first? Check out our blog on the 10 autumn interior design trends to transform your home into an autumn sanctuary.

What are the colours of Autumn?

Autumn, or fall as it’s also known in the northern hemisphere, draws inspiration from the rich and cozy colours we can find outdoors as nature prepares for the cold snap of winter.

Here are some of the most common colours associated with the drop in temperature.


When we think of autumn, red is one of the colours that immediately springs to mind, reflected in the rusty-red of the leaves falling from the deciduous trees. An intense and warm colour, red evokes feelings of passion and acts as a stimulant to make decisions. Reds with shades of brown are seen in both interior and fashion trends throughout the autumn season.


Orange is also a colour synonymous with autumn, especially as we crunch through the fallen leaves on our walks. Orange brings with it feelings of positivity and vibrancy, especially when combined with other autumn colours.


Perhaps we include yellow in our autumn palettes to channel the warmth of the sun as the temperature around us begins to drop. Yellow is one of the cheeriest colours and is adaptable to different complementary palettes. Yellows leaning towards a mustard shade are very popular for autumn-inspired interiors.


Using a natural and earthy tone like brown is sure to bring a sense of comfort to any space. Brown is often associated with honesty and health and will definitely bring a sense of calm to your home. Brown is also a great neutral tone to help tie in your other autumn inspired colours to your overall design scheme.

Out Top Autumn Decorating Tips for your home

When looking to incorporate an autumn theme into your home decorations, there are numerous ways you can do this. Some of our favourites include:


If you’re looking to make a bold change to your space this autumn, why not reach for a brush and start painting?

We’ve found some beautiful colours from the Dulux range to help bring autumn indoors, including Capital Yellow, Very Terracotta, Capsicum Red, and Meerkat Brown.

The autumn palette will help create a warm space for you to cozy up in over the cooler months ahead. Whether you decide to commit to a total change and paint all the walls within a room, or opt for a stand-out feature wall, you’re sure to transform your space.


Another option could be to divert your attention from the walls to the floor.

Making a change to your flooring is a great way to make a big impact on your space for years to come using warm and earthy brown tones.

With our extensive engineered timber flooring range, you’re sure to find the perfect fit to help transform your home with an autumn feel.

Check out our latest autumn lookbook to help inspire your decision.

Have fun with furniture

Furniture is a great way to change up the look and feel of a room, without committing to a large-scale transformation.

If you’re looking to make a bold statement, why not try a red lounge?

For a pop of colour and fun, perhaps yellow dining chairs.

Look at furniture as a way to have fun with your home without the permanence of painting a wall and can be easily updated with covers and cushions as trends evolve.

Make it soft

Soft furnishings like rugs, cushions and curtains are a fantastic and inexpensive way to transform a space easily.

The warm and vibrant patterns in a rug can help bring cohesiveness to your space and tie in the colours of your autumn palette.

Cushion covers are another easy way to update the style of a room throughout each changing season and can be easily stored when not in use. The same idea applies to curtains which can be updated regularly for a low cost and bring with it a big impact.

Need some help with incorporating autumn colours into your home design?

Knowing how to make a large-scale change can be difficult to navigate, but our friendly team at Havwoods are ready and waiting to answer your question.

If you are inspired by the gorgeous colours of Autumn and are ready to change up your flooring, you can request a free flooring sample online, or get in touch with our friendly team today.