Autumn Decorations That Will Transform Your Home

autumn decorations adorn a stairways with orange pumpkin lights, vase with leaves and a glass cabinet topped with candles

As the nights begin to draw in, and the leaves on the trees transform to vibrant hues, bring this beautiful season indoors with some fabulous autumn decorations. Embrace the warmth of the Autumn colours to escape the creeping chill in the air. We’ve got 10 things to help you enhance your home with vibrant colours to coincide with our favourite season!

Let your imagination run wild. The Autumnal season offers a spectrum of beautifully warm oranges and rich browns to adorn your homes with. Embrace the comfort and cosiness of the season and transform your home into an Autumn wonderland with a few autumn decorations! We’ve put together a few ideas to help get you started on how to change your interior with the leaves, transforming from summer florals to Autumnal burnt oranges and blankets!

10 Ways To Decorate For Autumn

The warmth of fire can bring Autumn into your home

If you’re lucky enough to own a fireplace, this is the perfect time to take advantage of this! The beautiful wood smoke smell and the orangey glow is pure Autumn joy. Decorate it with items like pinecones and leaves to top off the seasonal look. Not all of us are that lucky, however, another wonderful use of fire is candles. The warm orange glow gives the same instant lift to any room, and there are even candles that can offer the crackle of a real fire! Try an Autumnal scent like cinnamon or pumpkin to go the extra mile. You can even make your own themed jars, like these beautiful DIY leaf candles here for ultimate autumn decorations.

Bring the outside in, using nature to decorate your home

The most effective autumn decorations to use are the ones you can easily find outside. Autumn is defined by the changing nature – so bring this inside to adapt your interior into an autumnal haven. See what you can find outside, but things like pinecones, conkers, twigs and leaves are all great to use. Use red ribbons and things like fairy lights to help them stand out and to help you arrange them.

autumn decorations collage of conkers in a heart shape tied to a window and a vase surrounded in pumpkins with twigs with fairylights in

Don’t forget pumpkins!

What would Autumn be without Pumpkins?! So of course, you need to include them in your autumn decorations for that truly authentic feel. There’s the classic lanterns, and we love this elegant look here, a move away from the jack ‘o’ lanterns of Halloween. Get creative and even paint mosaic patterns on pumpkins and place candles inside for a cute, decorative look. But it’s not only lanterns that you can use pumpkins for. Use gourds or even smaller pumpkins to create an ornamental look in a vase or decorated in a wreath. Learn how to keep them look fabulous for longer with this ‘how-to’ on preserving pumpkins and gourds here.

autumn decorations of multiple gourds in a wicker bowl on a brown table

Display Autumn artwork for an elegant feel of Autumn

Choose Autumn artwork for your hallway or a focus wall for when you enter your home. Artwork can change the mood in your home instantly, and you can even make your own. Consider natural themes, maybe woodland animals – and of course, leaves. Opt for Autumnal colours with oranges, rusts, and golden yellows. Go out and pick leaves to stick together in a collage for an activity to do with your kids. Even hang leaves from a branch like these beautiful creations! We particularly love the leaves artistically glued onto the card. It really highlights the beauty of the season and the leaves.

autumn decorations collage of leaves hanging from a branch and leaves painted on postcards

Create a spectacular centrepiece for Autumn

Depending on how formal or casual you want your table to depend on how creative and crazy you get with this one. Use things such as gourds, pinecones and even apples for your centrepiece. You can always add or detract from it throughout the season for added visual interest, so it’s not final. If you have a good base, you can work it into winter and even Christmas decorations with more evergreen shades, so it really is worth the effort. For an added touch suited for a dinner party, add some autumn decorations like berries as napkin ties and table linen in Autumnal colours or themes.

Use your fireplace to showcase seasonal décor

If you have a fireplace, make sure to use it this season! As well as making sure you’re lighting your fire for the Autumnal flames, decorate the fireplace as well. Whether you look in your garden, or you travel to an arts and crafts store – dried leaves and pine cones make great autumn decorations. Small pumpkins, gourds or dried leaf vines, and colourful candles will brighten your mantle (and spirits)!

autumn decorations adorning a pale coloured fireplace with pumpkins and orange flowers and autumnal wreaths

This fireplace has quite a lot going on, but it works fabulously with the neutral colours of the interior. If you don’t want to go all out – just choose a few elements. Try the upcycled wooden pallet box with the pumpkin and bright leaves, which we love. Or even several of the mini pumpkins along the mantelpiece with a tea light in it.

Cooler temperatures mean cosy sitting areas

As the temperatures begin to drop, nothing says Autumn more than snuggling down with a cup of tea or hot chocolate. Create a cosy and inviting living space by introducing lots of blankets and throws into your interior. Add some with autumnal colours, or just thick, fluffy ones – the more the better! They’re more than just autumn decorations – they can help you relax and warm up by the fire as well.

Use Fur or Autumnal Coloured Rugs to Decorate your home

As well as making your sofas more comfortable, adding an extra level of decoration and insulation through rugs is a great way to spruce up your interior with some seasonal colour. Try saffron colours or burnt oranges, like this Spider Shaggy rug in Orange here for a subtle injection of autumn decorations. If you’d like to go for something a little more luxurious, try this elegant Faux Fur Pelle Feel rug seen below. It’ll add instant warmth and glamour into any space and up the Autumnal ante! For something completely out there, but wonderfully charming – try something like the Scion Mr Fox rug and below. It’s such a unique rug, and the colour palette along with the woodland animals just screams autumn.

autumn decorations rug collage with a faux brown fur rug with magazines and a chair places on top and an orange fox print rug in a fox themed room

Cushions are a cheap and effortless way to add seasonal décor

Cushions as autumn decorations are reasonably inexpensive, and are an easy way to shift your interior according to the season. You could even choose to get a cushion cover and just swap that over so you don’t have too many excess cushions! Opt again for the autumn colour palettes such as oranges and yellows or dark browns and fluffy and soft materials. Tartan is a nice pattern to add some depth to one-dimensional coloured themes; adding that country charm. Or even opt for an autumnal image, like a tree line or woodland animals – like a stag’s head or a pheasant.

autumn decorations autumnal cushions collage of woodland animals such as hare and pheasants and orange wooly cushions on a brown sofa

Bring the aromas of autumn into your home

Autumn decorations are very visual, but you don’t want to ignore the scents of the season that can complete your autumnal interior. Try hanging cinnamon sticks or even baking to get the scent to fill your house. Get a reed diffuser or scented candle and think spices and warmth like wood smoke. You could even boil a pot of spices for short-term intense hit – use cinnamon sticks, cloves, and nutmeg to instantly transport your home into autumn.


With so many autumn decorations to try, it’s never been easier to wave goodbye to summer and jump into autumn. Just be creative!

What autumn decorations have you added to your house? Let us know in the comment section below.