Autumn home style tips

Budget-friendly warm trends for cooler weather.

As the days grow shorter and the temperature drops, Queenslanders are spending more time indoors.

Vault Interiors stylist Justine Wilson shared her tips to make your home a warm and inviting place for autumn.

Add layers to your home

This means adding extra rugs, such as sheepskins or layer rugs on top of each other for added depth. Add blankets and throws plus extra plump cushions to your living and bedroom spaces which will create warmth and texture.

Faux fur, wool and thick fabrics, like velvets, are great materials to up the cosy/snuggly factor.

Add warm tone accents

When it’s cold outside you want to visually warm up your interiors so opt for rich earthy tones, which are bang on trend and echo the changing leaves and colours of nature.

Colours like chocolate, terracotta, rust, mustards, coral or orange tones are a great way to achieve this. 

Consider new scatter cushions, coloured artwork or accessories like books, vases and candles in these tones to add a hint of warmth and to dress up your spaces.


Lighting is a great way to battle the changing seasons. As the light fades earlier, consider adding extra floor or table lamps to your home. 

Consider swapping your cool tone bulbs to warm white for additional glow. If you don’t have enough space to add additional lamps, opt for candles. 

Candles in hurricane vases or grouped in a large cluster on a tray are perfect for this season and look pretty.

Outdoor spaces

Don’t overlook your outdoor spaces as we head into autumn – the weather can still be nice enough to enjoy a dinner party or bask in the remaining sun. 

Ramp up the lighting by way of candles, lanterns or fairy lights. 

Invest in an outdoor heater or add an outdoor fire pit for magical autumn evenings with friends and family.

Add greenery

Adding fresh flowers or large leafy green stems in the cooler months is a great way to keep things fresh and an inexpensive way to inject colour and life into your home. 

Large vases of clipped branches from changing trees are a beautiful way to reflect the seasons and bring the outside in. 

Plants can be brought into key areas to add a decorative element and also assist with oxygen flow in the room. 

Fresh flowers on your entry tables or coffee tables will certainly add beauty, colour and create a visual focal point.