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Autumn Decor is all about Rich, Romantic Hues this Year

Autumn decor is all about richness and romance this year, Creatives. You heard it here first! In what’s set to be an Autumn of snuggles and sophistication, lots of local brands are getting involved. From paint to cushions, bedding and beyond – deep and moody hues are prominent in so many of the latest homewares drops.

Think rich red tones like maroon, mahogany, burgundy and plum, all interplaying with one another against a beautiful neutral backdrop. The great news is that you can introduce these red tones en masse or in bite-sized pieces, each with equally stunning results.

Let’s take a look at some visual inspo below. And I’ll include all the links you need to shop the looks if your heart desires.

haymed paint deep red burgundy feature wall with maroon armchair and grey pendant light

Autumn Decor calls for Richness and Romance

It almost feels like we’re on a satellite delay Down Under, doesn’t it? Pantone’s colour of the year was Marsala – in 2015! Perhaps the news hit us via snail mail, because it seems we’re only now embracing these rich red tones in our homes. That, or the retailers knew we wouldn’t warm to these colours for a while and held the products back. The clever cookies.

Haymes paint got on the trend pretty quickly, I must say. The image directly above is courtesy of them and features a gorgeous paint colour called Rubicon (see more of it here). It’s been at least 20 years since deep red feature walls were on trend, so it’s probably time they came back.

I noticed something on Facebook the other day that suggested embellished jeans are apparently on the return (think Britney, Anastacia and Shakira – circa 2001). So if we can embrace that, surely the red feature wall is an easy comeback to accept. Trends are cyclical, after all. I just pray that those resin toilet seats with aquatic motifs on them never return. I won’t ever be ready for those.

Related Read: If you want inspo on colourful feature walls, this post has you covered.

h and m stack of velvet cushions in blush pink purple burgundy and plum

burgundy grey and charcoal throws with tassels hanging on branch from zanui

Richness and Romance in your Soft Furnishings

There’s no need to feel the pressure to go all out with a red feature wall. You can easily introduce smaller Autumn decor pieces in rich reds. The hero image in this post, courtesy of H&M, is a fabulous example of placing a moody plum bedding set against a charcoal grey base. Throw in some softer pink tones and you have yourself a sumptuous space with a hint of femininity. Click here to hit their website and shop this look.

The stack of cushions above are also from H&M and are a fabulous example of monochromatic redness at its best. And of course, something as little as a rich maroon throw like the Chesham one above from Zanui can be brought in if colour scares you off a little and you need to introduce it slowly.

Related Read: if you do get confused with how to introduce colour into a neutral palette at home, this post will help.

Below is one of my favourite bedding sets from Lorraine Lea, who are masters at stocking affordable bedding that’s full of surprises. I love the way they’ve paired rich plums and mauves with black and dusty blush tones to create a luxe space fit for a queen. If you’re keen to shop this divine Carissa bedding you can do so here.

“embellished jeans are apparently on the return (think Britney, Anastacia and Shakira – circa 2001). So if we can embrace that, surely the red feature wall is an easy comeback to accept”.

Rich Red Art and Accessories

Art has gone in a rich and moody direction as well. Urban Road has just realised a new collection titled Illusion. It’s an emotive collection packed with dark red tones, rich blues, deep greens and some black and pink thrown in too. I love the piece above, called Garnet. Prices for it start at just $135 so it’s an affordable Autumn decor piece you’ll love for years to come.

Cotton On Home are also getting into rocking the deep maroons with the gorgeous tote you see above. It comes in other, more subdued shades, but the one above it by far the most wonderful. Click here to explore their entire new Autumn decor collection. It is truly something.

Are you loving rich reds in Autumn decor? I’d love to know if you’ve picked up homewares in these tones that I’ve neglected to mention. Drop me a comment below and share your style secret. I’d love to hear from you!

Outside of writing the TLC Interiors blog, Chris is an interior stylist and author. You can also catch him on your TV screens as a designer on Channel 10's Changing Rooms. If you'd like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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