Spice up your home this autumn with earthy neutrals

Bring chic, earthy neutrals into your rental home this autumn.

Inspired by runway looks of the 2021 season, warm, spicy tones take centre stage in the home too and are layered over timeless neutrals to offer comfort and a sense of natural ease.

Rebecca Snowden, interior style advisor at Furniture and Choice suggests this can be achieved in three key rooms in the house.

Use an earthy, spice-inspired palette to create a chic and cosy bedroom, a welcome haven to relax in as temperatures begin to dip, she says.

“Mirror the richness and depth of spices like garam masala and turmeric by bringing in warm earth tones such as reddish brown and tan.

“Fashionable and intuitive, they create a deep, contemporary palette that encourages slow living, perfect for winding down comfortably indoors,” she adds.

Balance out a deep coloured bedroom with light neutrals and soft materials.

Create an irresistibly cosy space with comfy linen bedding, a chunky knit throw and velvet pillows.

“Choose mainstay pieces in timeless neutrals – cream storage drawers or a grey velvet bed, for instance – so it’s easy to update your space throughout the different seasons.

“Reach for soft and smooth materials like linen or silk instead of jute, which can feel a little rough,” she says.

As a finishing touch, decorate with fresh greenery and gold accents.

Introduce olive green for a lush, tranquil living room through pillows, throws or even wall art, she suggests.

“This is a subtle, quiet colour that brings comfort and peace while also being incredibly lush and stylish,” says Rebecca.

“Much like switching your footwear from sandals to boots, use colours and materials that are specific to autumn indoors.”

And why not style an elegant dining room with warm lighting and soft materials? asks Rebecca.

“Using a subtle, darker palette with just a hint of shine, style your dining room like an elegant autumn outfit,” she says.

“Signal the switch from bright summer days to cosy autumn evenings by borrowing from the concept of hygge – use warm lighting and candles to ease in a relaxed and comfortable feeling.”

Just as accessories can add the perfect finishing touch to a great outfit, complete the look by introducing a mix of soft, smooth materials.

Ceramic tableware and linen napkins lend a natural feel, while faux fur throws are comfortable and indulgent.

“Incorporate the autumn palette of lush olive green and spice-inspired earth tones throughout your table to get a cohesive, designer-led approach,” she concludes.

“And the gorgeous colours will tie your whole home together beautifully.”