Affordable autumn decorating ideas to make your home feel cosy

Get your home feeling cosy and festive with these easy fall decorating ideas

Home with Holly J via Pinterest

Have you noticed what all beautiful homes seem to have in common? Look closely at any inspirational interior, whether it’s on the pages of a magazine or your Instagram feed, and you’ll see that all stylish homes do one thing – they shift with the seasons.


It might seem simple, but when autumn arrives, adding a few seasonal accents can completely transform your home into a warm and cosy oasis.

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From foliage wreaths to scented candles, here are 18 of the best ways to style your home this autumn.

Add chunky blankets

Chunky blanket draped over a chair
To keep your room looking cosy but fresh, try adding white and neutral coloured blankets to your space. They’ll make it feel homely but light and bright. Image via Pinterest

Layering blankets over your sofas, chairs and bedding is a budget-friendly way to amp-up the cosiness in your home. As temperatures begin to fall, think thick, Scandi-style knits and tasselled throws.

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Style pumpkins

Fireplace pumpkin display
For a budget-friendly pumpkin display, paint pumpkins in a colour of your choice and add your own stamp with stencils or glitter spray. Image via Pinterest

Nothing says autumn quite like pumpkins. Whether you use the real thing or sophisticated ceramic ornaments, there’s no better way to add an element of fall charm to your home – they look great grouped on a mantelpiece or displayed on the middle of a kitchen island. Check out some of our favourite pumpkin decorations for autumn 2020 here.

Scatter rich coloured cushions

Autumn inspired cushions and blankets on a sofa
Mix natural tones and textures to create a warm, cosy feel. Image via Pinterest

Dotting autumn-inspired accent cushions around your home will instantly inject it with a fun, seasonal feel. You can be as bold or as subtle as you like – if you’re not a fan of pattern, we love using burnt orange velvet or subdued khaki tones to add texture and warmth!

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