With the shifting season comes the opportunity to make some changes to your home. As we spend longer indoors through the cold, dark months of winter, it’s even more important that it feels like a lovely space. The perfect Fall colour for your interior, and one of the biggest current interior trends, is brown. Think earthy, warm tones that reflect the colours around us in Nature: damp leaves, firewood, ploughed fields, bare branches, mugs of hot tea, woodland mushrooms, deep dark evenings with big yellow moons.
Browns range from delicate taupes through to dark chocolate colours. Pair with dusky pinks, teal blues, grey-greens, mustard yellows, reds and corals. Brown can help us feel grounded, calm and cocooned. Perfect for when there are storms blowing outside and the world feels unsteady.
Here are some easy ways you can bring on the brown:
If you need to replace any chipped or marked tableware, invest in some rustic earthenware plates or bowls. The textures in hand thrown or hand pressed pottery are so much nicer, and the tones are more individual and varying. This range is gorgeous and perfect for laid-back entertaining. Mix up different pieces from craft markets, flea markets and artisans, or go for a matching set. For the perfect Autumn tablescape add natural linen napkins in muted tones, and decorate with seasonal things you have foraged in hedgerows or the garden. We would love to cradle a thick hot chocolate in one of these retro-inspired mugs, and tuck into a hearty soup in one of these bowls.
We’ve waxed lyrical before about the many benefits of pure linen bedsheets and duvet covers, but if you haven’t tried them yet now’s your chance to treat yourself to some delicious sleep. Embrace the brown-toned trend with some supersoft bedlinen in a gentle yet warming taupe tone. This set works brilliantly with our pillow cases in rabbit, navy and rosa. Or you could invest in a cosy wool throw to bring some autumnal warmth into the bedroom. This exquisite cashmere throw in a soft brown colour way is perfect for snuggling up and hibernating under.
Open shelving is a great and versatile way to make some easy changes in your interior styling. Simply gather up a few interesting pieces from around your home, or on walks, and display proudly on a shelf. You can then just reorganise using a different colour scheme or theme when you get bored, without committing to any major expense or decorating. For this time of year you could add some small gourds and a leafy pot plant, and then stick to brown as your base palette for other items. Rustic stoneware cups, interesting twigs, vintage books, stacks of earthenware bowls, and brown glass bottles used as vases for dried grasses or poppyseed heads all make ideal additions to a Fall shelf arrangement.
There is something so lovely about plump cushions sitting invitingly on a sofa. In fact, it doesn’t matter if the rest of the room looks less than tidy if your cushions are nicely set out. In a matter of seconds you can transform the feel of a room simply by switching out the cushion covers and giving the pads a swift shake. Brown tones work well with lots of other colours and are easier to keep clean than pristine white fabrics. Pile up plush velvet cushions in browns, mustards and pinks, and mix with textural linens for a sumptuous, pulled-together look that will instantly spruce up your living room or bed. Our striped Brittany cushion covers in a natural colourway add a classic, homely feel to a sofa, and stripes looks amazing contrasted with florals and other patterns for a truly eclectic feel.