Candles, lamps, love: set the autumn mood with these cosy decor ideas

The summer nights may be drawing to a close, and the nights may be on the horizon, but there’s no need for dampened spirits. Those darker nights call for cosy decor, soft lighting, warm blankets and candles. Autumn also means the crunch of those luscious golden and orange leaves is back…and the spooky season is nigh.

Vintage and nature come together

Embrace autumn in every way possible this year. Recycle, or if you’re unable to, order some vintage food tins. You should be able to find these at an antique fair, and if not, they’re easy to source online. Fill the tins with the bright flowers of autumn to create an effortless yet unique centrepiece that will compliment any table perfectly.

Autumn colours

Now that you have the perfect centrepiece for your table, it’s time to go that one step further and brighten it up with colourful accents. Orange is the staple of autumn, so mix orange flowers with miniature pumpkins for the ultimate table runner with this in mind. Though, try not to go overboard with the orange; mix in rich greenery for an organic oasis and deep velvets to retain the modern feel of the room. Gold furnishings can also make all the difference – mix and match autumn colours, you may be pleasantly surprised.

Buy candles in beautiful autumnal colours to create a warm glow and emit scents of pumpkins, sandalwood and pecan pie! Why not go one step further and create your own with DIY candle makers so you can get the exact candle you desire – and make a few extra for friends!

Palm imagery

Palm imagery
Photo by Liz RoMo from Pexels

Palm imagery has been one of the hottest trends of 2019 and it’s here to stay, so make autumn be the season you finally implement it. There are no rules here, you can choose whether to have it displayed on some wallpaper for a feature wall, embossed onto a vase, embroidered onto a pillow, woven into a rug…the choices are endless. It’s the perfect trend for autumn as it’s natural and it’s warm and will go perfectly with the other natural elements you have recently introduced.

Pumpkins are your best friend


Halloween may be somewhat underrated in England compared to America, but don’t let that stop you. Pumpkins here, there and everywhere can make for some pretty epic autumn decor. Paint your house number onto a pumpkin and place it outside your front door, again, simple but very effective.

You can also scoop out the flesh of the pumpkins and use them as cute vases to arrange your autumnal floral display – and if you don’t fancy fleshing out a pumpkin, there are plenty of artificial choices in the supermarkets around this time of year! Pumpkins do have far more use than soup and jack-o-lanterns, improve your pumpkin game and carve an elegant piece to match that of your Pagazzi Lighting pieces.

Velvet accents

A touch of velvet has the power to instil cosiness and warmth into any room and what better way to celebrate the fall season! Whether this is an armchair, scatter cushion, throw, it can make a huge difference to your living space. And orange is the perfect colour for this time of year. Complete with some orange and white blossoms, your colour scheme will have guests raving.


  • Lyndsey Ohalloran

    September 10 at 10:44 am

    I love pumpkins and think they’re great for autumn! I think we’ll be painting some this year.

    1. Sabina Green

      September 11 at 9:48 pm

      We haven’t painted ours before but we have already discussed doing it this year.

  • motherhoodtherealdeal

    September 10 at 3:55 pm

    I love these trends – you don’t have to covince me on the pumpkins! But also I do really rather love all the palm imagery too and anything velvety.

    1. Sabina Green

      September 11 at 9:46 pm

      I love to see Pumpkins and Palms too!!

  • clairelomax2018

    September 10 at 5:04 pm

    I love the cosy feel of autumn and all the warmth and colours it has to offer.

    I did a centrepiece last year and the kids really enjoyed it x

    1. Sabina Green

      September 11 at 9:39 pm

      Oooh sounds fantastic, are you planning on doing one again this year? x

  • Cath – Passports and Adventures

    September 11 at 8:47 am

    I used to love autumn when we were living in the UK. Cosy evenings and warm clothes in typical autumn colours. We don’t get autumn’s like the UK and I do miss them. I love your suggestions in here though!

    1. Sabina Green

      September 11 at 9:37 pm

      Aww that’s a shame, I guess they are things that we often take for granted.

  • Stephanie

    September 11 at 7:57 pm

    I can’t wait till we can get the pumpkins out and autumn colours

    1. Sabina Green

      September 11 at 9:26 pm

      I must admit I am always sad when Summer goes away but Autumn is my second favourite season.

  • jennifuchs

    September 12 at 7:18 am

    I’m so excited Autumn is finally here! I plan on scattering pumpkins all over the house 🙂

    1. Sabina Green

      September 12 at 10:53 am

      I want to get lots more of the smaller ones this year, I think they can look really cute and autumnal 🙂

  • Zoe

    September 12 at 11:27 am

    I’m very much an autumn person, give me scarves and boots any day. Love the theming, with pumpkins and leaves, but I’ll pass on the velvet!

    1. Sabina Green

      September 12 at 11:40 am

      Haha, velvet isn’t for everyone 😉 I can’t wait to get my boots back out though!!

  • clare minll

    September 14 at 10:56 am

    what a great idea! it looks reallu fun to make, thanks for sharinng this

    1. Sabina Green

      September 16 at 2:01 pm

      You’re welcome, I’m pleased you have found it useful.

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