32 autumn home decor ideas from Julia Kendell

Add a touch of seasonal style to your home with these autumn decorating ideas from design expert Julia Kendell. With 32 inspirational tips to choose from, it’s easy to update your space and create a beautiful autumnal look in every room.

Colour

Embrace autumn colour

Summer’s washed out bright light is making way for a mellow, softer time when natural light is at a premium. By introducing an autumn colour palette you’ll evoke a sense of warmth and comfort that will make your home feel welcoming as you start to retreat indoors.

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Lighting ideas

Lighting is key for a perfect ambience

As the days get darker and the nights start to creep in it’s time to think about restyling your lighting scheme to fit the season. With a few simple changes, you can create a mix of task lighting and ambient lighting that’s perfect for the autumn months.

 

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Cosy and snug

Cosy and snug

Take the chill off the season by creating cosy spaces to relax in and a warm place to snuggle up in front of the fire. Styling our homes to make us feel comfortable and content is a great way to embrace the increasingly popular Danish movement of Hygge. 

 

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Upcycling

Upcycling and personalising

Inject your personality into your home this autumn. Upcycle furniture to create unique pieces and add personal touches that express your individual style. There are lots of easy and enjoyable ways to give your space a customised feel, even on a tight budget.

 

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Storage ideas

Storage ideas

It’s time to make way for your coats, boots and scarves by getting organised and storing away anything you won’t need until spring. From baskets and boxes to coat hooks and drawer dividers you can create a place for everything with these ideas for smart storage.

 

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Kid's bedroom

Decorating ideas for kids’ bedrooms

Whether they’re tots or teenagers, with a little imagination you can transform your kids’ bedrooms into fantastic spaces where they’ll want to play, hang out – and even do their homework. From upcycling furniture to having fun with lighting it’s time to get creative.

 

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Bedroom

The perfect bedroom retreat

Add a warm, cosy feel to your bedroom with clever use of colour, texture lighting and flooring. Create a relaxing haven where you can retreat as the evenings draw in and the temperatures drop.

 

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Bathroom

Refresh your bathroom

When there’s a chill in the air and it’s gloomy outside there’s nothing quite like a long soak in a warm bath full of bubbles. From great grouting to smart storage you can transform your bathroom into a stylish sanctuary with a few simple yet effective changes.

 

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About Julia Kendell

With over 30 years’ experience as an interior designer Julia’s portfolio is packed with projects ranging from elegant yet practical homes all the way to large scale restaurants and hotels. You may recognise her from her regular appearances as the resident design expert on BBC1s DIY SOS or ITVs 60 Minute Makeover where she prides herself on creating fabulous interiors on tight budgets and limited timeframes. As well as mentoring the design students in Homebase’s Interior Design Academy, she also finds the time to impart her easy-to-follow advice to you through her videos and guides.

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