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Autumn refresh.

With cooler weather on the way, it’s time to embrace those cosy vibes that Autumn brings.

As the sun starts to set earlier in the evenings, we’re all spending more time at home, curling up to cups of tea and coffee, relaxing into plush cushions and soft knits while we devour an episode (or five – who’s counting?) from the comfort of the couch.

To give your interiors an instant seasonal refresh, a less-is-more approach is the way to go. The key is to create a strong base that lends itself to new layers. Depending on your style, this could mean starting with muted hues like beige, stone or dove grey for your larger pieces – a couch or lounge suite, window coverings, a coffee table – all of which give you the flexibility to go bolder or more colourful with your homewares, accessories and occasional furniture pieces.

For more seasonal style inspiration, scroll down for our favourite selection of homewares and accessories to give your loungeroom a welcome refresh.   

 

Cosy up

Warm up your space by layering with cosy pieces like this soft throw. The braided texture and muted colour add a sophisticated and inviting look. Drape one over your armchair, lounge or across your bed for instant warmth. Elsa throw $48.97, Pillow Talk.  

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Natural beauty

With its warm blush and green tones, this framed canvas print is sure to brighten up your home. Featuring beautiful detailing and shading, your walls will thank you for this welcome addition. Sugar bush framed print (60 x 90cm) $299, Harvey Norman

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Freshen up

Plants are the easiest, freshest and nicest way to bring your home to life. And what better way to display your greenery than with a stylish planter? This handsome ceramic design will look great on your console, your bookshelf, dining table, kitchen bench or bedside. Flint planter $24.95, Pillow Talk

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Cosy up

Warm up your space by layering with cosy pieces like this soft throw. The braided texture and muted colour add a sophisticated and inviting look. Drape one over your armchair, lounge or across your bed for instant warmth. Elsa throw $48.97, Pillow Talk.  

STORE PROFILE

Natural beauty

With its warm blush and green tones, this framed canvas print is sure to brighten up your home. Featuring beautiful detailing and shading, your walls will thank you for this welcome addition. Sugar bush framed print (60 x 90cm) $299, Harvey Norman

STORE PROFILE

Freshen up

Plants are the easiest, freshest and nicest way to bring your home to life. And what better way to display your greenery than with a stylish planter? This handsome ceramic design will look great on your console, your bookshelf, dining table, kitchen bench or bedside. Flint planter $24.95, Pillow Talk

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Layer up – as the temperature drops, textural cushions and throws in velvet, linen or with macramé detailing add style and warmth. For a modern look, try a monochromatic palette, or for something more eclectic, introduce patterns and additional colours that complement your loungeroom. Rugs, sheepskins, armchairs and daybeds are stylish ways to welcome new layers and pieces with personality.

Embrace colour – expect to see more deep, rich and warm colours this season, with pinot, peacock blue, emerald green, amber and blush pink all picked by trend makers. Interior designers are layering these colours in living rooms with paints, textures, accessories and rugs to create a sense of drama against white and neutral backgrounds.

Bright spark – indoor plants are an excellent way to refresh your space naturally. If you’re green thumbed, try your hand at a fiddle leaf fig. Pop one in a well-lit spot away from direct sun and be sure to prune, water and fertilise. For something more low maintenance that even black thumbs will love, rubber plants or snake plants are hard-wearing and tolerant of a little neglect.

Bring the outside in – let the beauty of the season inspire your home by welcoming beautiful foliage indoors. Collect any interesting looking branches you come across while you’re walking the dog or even in your own backyard. Display the branches in a vase and style them on your lounge room console or mantlepiece. We love eucalyptus branches for a modern Australian look.

 

1. Bristol side table, $49, Pillow Talk.

2. Velvet cushion in emerald 45 x 45cm, $24.65, Eureka Street Furniture.

3. Glasshouse handwash in Gardenia, $24.95, Pillow Talk.

4. Aurora quilted coral jersey cushion, $34.99, Harvey Norman (online only).

5. Round basket in natural, $24.65, Eureka Street Furniture.

6. Archie table lamp, $199, Harvey Norman.

7. York wall clock, $24.95, Pillow Talk.

8. Mini palm with pot, $50.15, Eureka Street Furniture.

9. Brody velvet armchair, price in store, Harvey Norman.

10. Calathea plant (basket sold separately), $49.95, Pillow Talk.

All prices correct at time of publishing. Please check with individual retailers for item availability.

Style tip:

Layer rich jewel tones with paints, textures, accessories and rugs to create a sense of drama against white and neutral backgrounds.