As the temperature drops and we say au revoir to summer, you might be thinking of ways to make your home even cosier for the colder months. From small autumnal decor touches to slightly bigger home improvements, we’ve got all of the top tips and advice you need for transforming your home ready for hibernation season. It’s time to hunker down, reacquaint yourself with your Netflix account and light a pumpkin spice candle.
Let’s jump right in…
Think about upgrading your front door
Ok, we’re not necessarily saying a new front door is an autumn must-have but it is pretty important so hear us out. Autumn/winter is a time where front doors shine and get noticed – sometimes because of their lack of performance! A fall-inspired wreath is gorgeous with its burnt orange hues and autumnal foliage but will your door live up to its beauty? Or does it need a refresh or upgrade to match up? Not only do we seemingly pay more attention to our door decor over the cold season but, more obviously, they are quite important for keeping the cold weather out. If your front door is old, drafty and coming to the end of its lifespan then now is the time to consider upgrading to a more thermally efficient, stylish new entrance door. Here at Kloeber, we have our modern FunkyFront, our more classic KlassicFront or our mid-century inspired RetroFront to choose from and with fully customisable options including any RAL colour, you can make your door truly YOU!
Think you’d struggle to decide? Here’s some front door inspiration…
This black KlassicFront door is crying out for a wreath…we can easily imagine how some orangey hues would bring a touch of autumn to its classic style.
Timber is great for adding warmth to a property and it’s a sustainable choice too! Our timber FunkyFront is a great option for those who want an eco-friendly, contemporary style front door. This choice of wood stain is also rather naturally autumnal – an added bonus!
Just look at this beautiful anthracite grey KlassicFront door. A softer look than the black version above, it is still stylish, sophisticated and ready for an autumn makeover.
Bring the autumn nature inside
One of the greatest beauties to enjoy this season is watching the leaves slowly turn to fiery warm shades of red, orange and yellow. Bring the autumn foliage indoors with preserved branches of eucalyptus, oak, pampas grass and other dried fall blooms. They make for a wonderful statement vase filler and will look fantastic as a table centrepiece. It’s also an eco-friendly and easier way to give your home decor that seasonal upgrade.
If you’d rather go all out, another way to connect your indoor space with nature is to consider your glazing. Sliding doors aren’t just for summer. They offer wonderful views of your outdoor space all year round and in the colder months, you can enjoy them from the comfort of your lounge or kitchen with a warm cup of cocoa in hand. If your space doesn’t lend itself to patio doors there are alternatives such as fixed glazing or rooflights that you could consider. Both of these options can be ideal for smaller or more awkward shaped rooms and will still allow extra light to seep into your home on dull days. Fixed glazing is likely to bring those stunning views of your outdoor space too.
Consider your colour scheme
Whilst we’re not suggesting you go all-out with a full redecoration for the autumn time, there are ways to subtly bring in those fall colours. Warm oranges, reds, yellows and berry colours all work really well for this time of the year so work with what you already have and identify the best colour to add to your existing home interior. This could be as simple as a cosy dark orange throw or new scatter cushions for the sofa. Or, if you are feeling a bit more confident, why not add a splash of colour to your walls? Not only will these touches bring those rich, warm shades, they will also add texture to your home’s interior which will make your room even cosier.
Create a warm and thermally efficient living space
It’s hard to fully enjoy the cosy, colder season if you’re suffering from drafty doors and windows. Not to mention your heating bills will skyrocket! Just as with your front door, replacing your other doors and windows with a thermally efficient design will see you better off financially in the long-run, and create a much more comfortable home space for those chilly evenings under the blanket. If you’re thinking about changing up your windows why not consider a different design such as our Heritage window? Adding those New York loft apartment vibes, this window design will totally transform your space and make for a wonderful backdrop against your autumn windowsill display.
Add lighting for extra warmth
One relatively cheap way to give your home that cosy touch is to add warm lighting. From stringing fairy lights across the fireplace mantel to filling up Kilner jars or even draping them around your patio, warm fairy lights are great at creating a cosy snug feel. It may be a simple but effective tip and perfect for creating an autumnal ambience!
We hope our autumn interior design tips have given you some ideas for your own home. For more inspiration, why not check out our other blogs:
- How to create an Instagrammable home
- How to bring the inside out and the outside in
- Patio door blogs
- Windows blogs
- Windows and door materials blogs