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Autumn trends 2023

It's cosy season. Here's how to update your home with 4 feel-good trends that will see you into 2024 and beyond...

Autumn trends bedroom

1. Comforting colours

If you’re in need of a colour hug, the autumn 2023 palette is here to spread the love. Yes, it’s time to ditch the safe, grey tones and smother your home with warm, earthy colour. The beauty of the new season hues is that there’s something for everyone. From spicy terracotta and rich brown (yes chocolate and umber are back on the interiors radar) to mellow buttermilk and blush. Test the trend by switching to beautiful, soft brown walls in the hallway or a spirited rust coloured sofa. We can feel the temperature rising already.  

WHERE TO START: Good news if you’re still into pink as the Dulux Colour of the Year 2024 is a calm and comforting blush called Sweet Embrace. Use all over the home for subtle sophistication. 

Photo credit: ‘Sweet Embrace’ is the Dulux Colour of the Year 2024. 
Autumn trends living room

2. Heritage prints

We’ve adored vintage hues for a couple of years. So, this autumn, get ready to pair deep navy, charcoal, sage green and stone with a gorgeous heritage print. Many fabric and wallpaper houses are delving into their archives to make a statement in our 2023 homes. It’s just the right hint of maximalism for cosy autumn living. From iconic William Morris prints in blue, green and russet to buzzy, bold retro designs in pop-art pink and tangerine. Looking back is definitely the way forward.

BUY IT: Don’t miss Marks & Spencer’s second edit of William Morris at Home bedding, cushions and throws. The Peacock & Bird duvet set is a key autumn buy. 

Photo credit: Make a statement with the ‘Snakeshead’ William Morris wallpaper from 
Autumn trends bedroom

3. Quiet luxury

The ‘quiet luxury’ trend is still big news for the autumn home – and we couldn’t be happier. This easy-on-the-eye look moves away from stark colour and pristine style to a new cosy minimalism. Think elevated materials, warm hues and elegant shapes – spaces that are a joy to live in. Choose gentle shades and mix with high quality materials, like marble, reclaimed wood and organic cotton. Layer with textured surfaces, objects you adore and something soft underfoot. The result: a restful oasis you’ll never want to leave. 

TRY THIS: Channel the quiet luxury mood by swapping bare floorboards for cosy carpet. If you don’t fancy wall-to-wall, go for a super-large rug in earthy tones. 

Photo credit: Loaf’s cosy, neutral homeware is perfect for the quiet luxury mood. 
Autumn trends bedroom

4. Set up a cosy corner

Carving out a reading nook to enjoy a good book or podcast in peace, is key for the cooler months. It’s part of the ‘broken plan’ living trend where single, open spaces are replaced with corners and secluded spots to call our own. Let’s face it, cooking, eating, socialising and relaxing in one room can be a little hectic these days, especially with more of us working from home. Reclaim part of your living room or bedroom with a big comfy chair and reading lamp. Or section off an area of the kitchen with a desk and screen for a snug WFH office. Time to divide and conquer… 

GLOW ON: Enhance quiet corners by burning cosy candles in warm scents like orange peel, amber, wood smoke and moss. 

Photo credit: Set up a reading corner with the Baltimore Armchair in dove grey plush fabric from

Autumn trends chair