The Halloween weekend is fast approaching, and as we reach peak pumpkin-filled, crunchy leaf and cinnamon-spiced treat season, we want to capture the essence of autumn within our homes. Today’s blog will provide inspiration for cosy ways to transform any space ready for the festivities of Bonfire Night and beyond, so you can take refuge from the colder nights in your snug home…
Making an entrance –
One of the easiest ways to add a seasonal feel to your home is by creating a stylish hallway or entranceway. Our favourite way to do this is by adding a splash of colour through our patterned flooring collections. Dovetail French Clay (pictured in the entranceway below) is a beautiful blue-toned green design that is adaptable year-round to complement each season’s look. For autumn, contrast the natural green tones with gorgeous vibrant pumpkins and gourds (plus, visiting a pumpkin patch is a fun day out for the family). We love arranging them around our front doorways to add a bit of magic to the Halloween weekend festivities (extra brownie points if you carve some cute boho designs into them & let them glow with little tea lights!).
Using pattern to create cosy homes –
A stylish new floor provides an instant update, introduces colour and brings warmth to your favourite rooms. Our popular patterns this autumn have come in warm greys and soft monotones – choose one that suits your mood and add a chic finishing touch to your new kitchen, bathroom, or hallway. You can combine it with one of our ultra-realistic authentic woods for extra cosiness. For a trending look, why not create zones or add borders with your flooring combination. This way of dividing rooms adds a more homely feel to open-plan spaces, perfect for multifunctional rooms that still want that sociable feel.
Introduce earthy tones and monochrome –
As the evenings draw in, we’re looking for more ways to add warmth to our homes. Combining statement monochrome with earthy neutrals is a simple way to create a homely atmosphere that still has that on-trend vibe. Consider pairing our Heritage Squares in Stove Black and Linen White to create a chequerboard effect, then adding pops of dusky pinks with textiles and feature walls. Alternatively, opt for our various Terracotta floors such as Northmore Fired Terracotta which features both monochrome and warm terracotta tones for a striking and authentic look reminiscent of original encaustic tiles. Paired with soothing green kitchen units, this will create a space perfect for baking a batch of cinnamon biscuits for the ultimate autumnal feel.
Modern rustic styling –
One of the trends we see on our Instagram feed frequently is Modern Rustic decor. This blends both contemporary and vintage/traditional interior schemes to create a home that both reflects innovative interior influences and authentic design, giving it a welcoming and cosy feel. We love how interiors influencer @kos.home has styled her beautiful kitchen-diner using our MSeries Natural Plank Tawn to draw together the rustic seasonal styling with her more modern furniture. This gives a subtle nod to the season, bringing a sense of the outdoors in. Why not plan a countryside walk and forage leaves, branches and add in fairy lights for a cosy setting.
Colour drench with no-carve pumpkins –
Colour drenching is a trend we’re loving for 2021, and what better way to amplify it than with fun pumpkin craft ideas! To get the year-round colour drench look in your home, opt for a strong and consistent colour scheme throughout (match flooring with textiles, colour block walls and decor). This adds a chic look to any room that showcases your interior style. This October, why not rethink the traditional pumpkin and opt for a painted one? Tie it in with your existing colour drench theme for a nod to the season that doesn’t detract from your own style. Some of our favourite designs to colour drench with include Dovetail Oxford Blue, various combinations of our Heritage Squares and of course our nature-inspired Pattern collection that comes in the autumnal Pattern Warm Terracotta colourway.
Looking for more inspiration for a cosy home? Make sure to follow us on Instagram for daily styling ideas and tag us in your photos @harveymaria using the hashtag #MyHarveyMaria.