It feels a bit weird writing this as the temperatures have been soaring outside this week and I’ve spent most of it on the beach, even though autumn is next week! Are seasons and seasonal shopping becoming a thing of the past? This week alone I have ordered a new summer dress and flip flops, just when I was looking forward to getting out my autumn/winter jumpers and snuggling down for the rest of the year. Because, let’s face it, this year has been such a sh!t show, I was looking forward to closing the curtains on the world and hunkering down until Christmas. But the weather gods have more up their sleeves for this year it seems.
I’ll admit, I’ve never really been a fan of autumn. I am 100% a summer person and always mourn the warm weather, beach days and cheeky half pints in a beer garden when summer is officially over. I believe that the colder months see a change in my mood and my energy and motivation seems to get packed away with my bikinis, not to return until the following year.
But what I do like about autumn is the colours and embracing cosiness again. Are you someone who not only dresses for the seasons, but also dresses their home depending on the weather? I don’t think I am, I really only have one wardrobe and will pair my summer dresses with tights and cardigans and add a few throws to the sofa.
What new home-wares will Autumn bring us?
Rich and jewel like colours are still big in the interior world and they help to bring a bit of luxury to your home. They are also fantastic colours for the colder, darker months by bringing a bit of warmth to the room.
Grandmillenial style is still going strong, which can only be described as Granny Chic. Wicker, chinoiserie, shells, scallop shapes and chintz are all still very much on trend and are in abundance in the A/W 2020 season.
I’m always a bit wary about the ever-evolving trends in the fashion world and indeed, in our homes. I think we should all be making a conceited effort to shop our homes by creating new looks out of what we already have and upcycling, re-using and repurposing.
However, I also realise that after the terrible year retail has had, we still need to support home décor businesses and industries, so I have put together 50 items for under £50 that won’t break the bank but can update a corner in your home.
Continuing on from last week’s blog post all about the Dulux Colour of the Year – Brave Ground, this week I bring you 4 different mood boards all inspired by the palettes that Dulux created, Earth, Trust, Timeless and Expressive and all for under £50.
Earth Palette Under £50
My favourite palette full of earthy blue and green tones, keeping your decor fresh and calm and reminding you of the blue skies and teal sea of the summer.
1 . Simen cement tile print rug – La Redoute £40 | 2. Porcelain Cup – HM Home £2.99 | 3. Lanua Blue Cushion – made.com £35 | 4. Sixties stem ceramic pot – Orla Kiely at Amara £40 | 5. Blue Enamel Wall Light – TKMaxx £16.99 | 6. Blue Diamond Vase – TKMaxx £10 | 7. Teal throw – made.com £29 | 8. Copita Adjustable Metal Light – La Redoute £46 | 9. Blue vase – Sainsbury’s £9 | 10. Keyiah Patterned duvet cover – La Redoute £35 | 11. Castele Teal Cushions – Made.com £39 | 12. Kirkton house velvet storage stool – Aldi £24.99
Expressive Palette Under £50
Pinks, terracotta, fuscia and beige make up this colour palette helping you to create a warm autumnal glow in any room.
1. T’es Belle Comme Poster – Juniqe £9.95 | 2. Gold Pink Parrot Candelabra – Audenza £40 | 3. Concept Corduroy Table Lamp – Cuckooland £44.95 | 4. Pink Luxury tufted double duvet set – George at Asda £25 | 5. Terracotta Cotton Tassel Cushion – George at Asda £7 | 6. Coral Glass Vase – Beaumonde £18 | 7. Cushion with tassels – HM Home £19.99 | 8. Sofie Scalloped easy fit pendant – Dunelm £12 | 9. Aisa Flower Pot – La Redoute £36 | 10. Rose Gold 3 Tier Storage Caddy – TKMaxx £29.99 | 11. Dried grass Pink bunny tails – Rose and Grey £12 | 12. Pink striped throw – George at Asda £15
Timeless Palette Under £50
When you think of autumn, the colours of the timeless palette probably capture the season perfectly. The mustard and golden browns mimic the leaves falling from the trees and the paler greys encapsulate the colder mornings, fresh and crisp.
- Aftas Round Jute Rug – La Redoute £35 | 2. Stoneware Plant Pot – HM Home £14.99 | 3. Rattan magazine rack – HM Home £34.99 | 4. Mustard Plant Pot – George at Asda £9 | 5. Yellow Knitted tassel throw – George at Asda £20 | 6. Jacquard Weave cushion – HM Home £8.99 | 7. Metal Trivet – HM Home £8.99 8. Henna Lamp Shade – Made.com £45 | 9. Novelty face vase – Sainsbury’s £12 | 10. Albert brushed brass lamp – made.com £49 | 11. Lozenge Mirrored Shelf – Matalan £28 | 12. Castele velvet cushion gold – made.com £39 | 13. Geo Global Ochre Candle – Dunelm £5 | 14. Lanua Pink Cushion – made.com £35
Trust Palette Under £50
A palette perfect for all those Scandi or minimalist lovers out there; rattan, wicker and neutral tones play an important part in the trust colour scheme and compliment the Dulux Colour of the Year – Brave Ground, perfectly.
- Cesta Wicker hanging baskets – La Redoute £35 | 2. Sand ceramic circle vase – Rose & Grey £40 | 3. Beige Frills Cushion – Rose& Grey – £45 | 4. Glass and wicker cup – Rose & Grey £10 | 5. Rattan Basket – HM Home £34.99 | 6. Nereus cushion – made.com £35 | 7. Handled Storage Basket – HM Home £17.99 | 8. Carved Stripe wooden candlestick – Amara £20 | 9. Natural tufted spot throw – George at Asda £16 | 10. Patterned cotton cushion cover – HM Home £3.99 | 11. Bamboo lantern tealight holder – Matalan £45 | 12. Fatouh Bedside Rug – La Redoute £40
It’s really easy and cheap to update your home for the autumn, cosying up with throws and tasseled cushions and introducing candles into your homes to light up the darker nights.