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How to refresh your home decor for Autumn

March 18, 2019 By Southpoint Tuggeranong

The weather is officially cooling down, and with the change in leaves you might be feeling the desire to change up your home interiors. Put away the paint tins and stop researching cheap renovation hacks: we’ve got all the tips for updating your home décor to give your little corner of the world a fresh feel for the cosier months.

Refresh your finishes

A wise man once sang, “Gold! Glad that you’re bound to return…” Who knew Spandeau Ballet were so ahead of their time? Gold is back. Switch out your silver or bronze hardware for some glistening gold accessories. Adding a hint of gold to tables, frames, taps, and door handles are all great ways to bring the revived art deco trend into your home.

Get the look: Gold frames from Dollar Marshall

 

Splurge on one fancy new appliance

The colours to care about this season are all moody, rich tones. Matte black is back in a big way – but before you go crazy painting your walls and buying ridiculously expensive bathroom tiles, invest in something that will never go out of fashion: a new appliance. A sleek coffee machine does double time introducing a design trend to your home and saving you money on all those morning coffees in the long term.

Buy it: Nespresso Lattissima Touch Coffee Machine

from JB Hi-Fi Home

   

Go dark and bold

Remember the aforementioned return of art deco? This opulent period was all about velvet, rich colours, and geometric shapes. Adding a couple of dark, sumptuous accessories can bring the 1920s to the 2010s. Don’t be afraid to bring dark autumnal colours indoors: this season is all about furniture in dark blues and teals, rich reds, burnt oranges, and chocolate browns.

Get the look: Navy Velvet Chair from Kmart

 

Layer

Recarpeting can be pricy. Give a fresh look to a room by layering up rugs, throws, chairs, and pillows. While it may seem like you’re just sweeping old interiors under a new rug, adding a floor covering with a geometric pattern or striking colours adds a point of interest to any room.

Buy it: Home Republic Nordic Natural Rug from Adairs

 

Reuse, refurbish, recycle

Sustainability is the name of the game this autumn/winter. Refurbished or recycled wood adds a touch of sophistication to a room – and also keeps your carbon footprint to a minimum. A focal piece like a sideboard also draws the eye, giving the illusion you’ve spruced the whole house up.

Buy it: Repurposed Tracy Timber Cabinet from Ishka

 

Declutter

Spring isn’t the only time of the year to give your house a clean. Get rid of all those miscellaneous bits and bobs you’re hoarding (no one really wants those cheap market decorations from your overseas trip three years ago) to make your space feel new and spacious. Consider adding a mirror to give new depths to any room – try placing one as a feature in your living room.

Get the look: Large Oval Mirror from Kmart

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