Quick and simple ways to update your home this autumn/winter

Keeping your home on trend can be as simple as moving furniture around, using the space in a different way, or picking a new colour scheme that brings your style bang up to date.

Take a look at our round-up of the very best UK influencers for inspiration on how to refresh your home for the change of seasons, without breaking the bank.

Rethink how you use space

Sometimes, all you need is to step back for a minute and rethink how you use the space in each room. Below, a blank wall in Ediebirdshouse’s kitchen has been repurposed into a cosy nook complete with chair, magazine rack and plants.

By using a rug to mark out the space, visitors can settle in without getting in the way, leaving whoever’s doing the cooking to make themselves busy!

Monochrome kitchen

Get the look – check out our black and white rugs, cushions and throws.

Dark walls are king

The trend for dark walls is still going strong, as demonstrated beautifully by Jen Stanbrook in her living room. Dark walls are also perfect for north-facing rooms that struggle to get enough natural light.

If you’re brave enough to take the plunge, make sure to balance creamy dark grey walls with light, bright or colourful accessories.

Dark walls in the living room

Get the look – check out our grey, blue and green cushions.

Ocean vibes

It may feel counterintuitive to embrace seaside tones for the autumn/winter season, but bright walls can be just the ticket to get you through the long, dark evenings. This particular aquamarine shade from award-winning blog Designsixtynine will look different in every light, reflecting the change in seasons and helping soothe you off to sleep.

Blue and gold bedroom

Get the look – check out our white bed linen, blue throws and blue bedspreads.

Ladders and lights

What makes a home truly personal is the unexpected – elements you enjoy that surprise and delight visitors. Ellie at e.t.shown_home offers plenty of treats to her guests, and her use of ladders and lights throughout her home is a great example.

This ladder and light combo at the top of her landing offers practical illumination for those coming dark months, plus a gorgeous talking point (and check out those repeated circular rugs!). Best of all, a ladder can be easily moved and repurposed whenever you feel like it.  

Fairy lights and ladders for the landing

Get the look – check out our circular rugs here.

Update your gallery walls

Gallery walls have long been adored by influencers on Instagram as a simple and effective way to personalise your room or refresh the colour scheme without having to commit to paint.

In Emma Peleshok’s kitchen, she’s curated a homogeneous gallery by sticking to black and white frames, and used pops of colour within the artwork to bring the white wall to life. Take a moment this autumn to review and update your gallery wall – update photos of loved ones or move the frames around for a fresh new look.

Gallery wall in the dining room

Check out our selection of artwork here.

Just as you begin to pull out your jumpers, scarves and boots from the back of the wardrobe at the start of autumn, it can be fun to step back and adjust your interior decor to reflect the changing seasons. So, this year, instead of getting down by the darker evenings, use the opportunity to fall in love with your home all over again and get a head start on the festive season ahead.

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