With autumn here, now is the time to cosy-up at home

It’s time to switch those interior accents that scream summer and for autumnal add-ins that make home feel cosy. Depending on your interior, a tweak or two may do, or a mini-new season’s overhaul may be in order.

Devise your new season colour and texture inspiration, designing a palette around wintery hues like grey, smoke, evergreens, midnight blues and cream. Keeping your interior monochromatic looks effortlessly chic and creates a relaxed feel.

1. Aura By Tracie Ellis Denim Quilt Cover Range in indigo, $59.95-$349. 2. Aura By Tracie Ellis Luxury Velvet Cushion in flint, $59.95. 3. Salt & Pepper Monolith Planter, $79.95. 4. Jo Malone London English Oak & Redcurrant Home Candle, $88; 5. Australian House & Garden Bronte Woven Storage Basket, $59.95. 6. Sheridan Haden Throw in midnight, $229.95. All available now from Myer, Forrest Chase.

Replace light summer bedding with something a little more substantial, like 100% linen on the bed that is warm,  breathable and always looks inviting. The same effect can be achieved using linen or velvet throw cushions, teamed with a cashmere throw or some thick knitted blankets. Replace summer palms with dark foliage potted in weighty earthy pots, add a scented candle, and handwoven jute baskets holding spare blankets.


1. Australian House & Garden Hopetoun Throw, $149.95. 2. Darren Palmer Gold Hammered Metal Bowl, $39.95. 3. Royal Doulton Charlene Mullen Geometric Mug Set Of 4, $69.95. 4. Salt & Pepper Bird, $16.95. 5. Vue Harley Velvet Armchair, $999. 6. Iittala Kastehelmi Votive, $24.95. 7. Grand Designs Hide Floor Rug, $1299.  All available now from Myer, Forrest Chase.

In the living room, try introducing touches of texture in the way of accessories and homewares. This season, the 1970s is a key trend. Soft furnishings or pillow covers in plush velvets and leather, look beautiful layered with luxe throw cushions and warm throws. Throw a hide rug on the floor, and add object d’art and decor in deep hues, rich metallics and timber.  Then grab a cup of something warm, dim the lights and light a scented candle.

You’re home.