Make your Northern Beaches home glow this autumn

Make your Northern Beaches home glow this autumn

This autumn, spruce up your Northern Beaches home with the latest season’s fashions.

Wherever you live in the Northern Beaches, North Narrabeen, Narrabeen, Elanora Heights, Ingleside or Warriewood, your home could no doubt do with an autumn refresh.

So what are the trends, and how can you use them at your place?

Look at your lighting

Calm and cosy lighting work best for autumn.

Lighting has become so much more sophisticated in the last few years. With human-centric design and a range of colours/tones, you can use lighting to bring a completely different feel to any space. 

In the autumn, days grow shorter as the bright days of summer are left behind. The temptation is to flick all the lights on, but why not embrace the autumnal glow with some clever lighting design?

Lamps: Rather than flooding a room with downlights, why not create ambient nooks with vertical lamps? A floor lamp by an armchair can create a reading nook, while desk lamps and angle-poise lamps can be surprisingly useful, if arranged artfully, for lighting dining spaces.

Temperature control: Lighting comes in a range of different colour temperatures, usually rated from cool to warm. You can choose warm tones for autumn simply by buying ‘warm’ light globes but there are much more sophisticated, all-in-one options available nowadays. With a smart home system and smart light bulbs, you can set different lighting ‘temperatures’ for different times of the year or even times of the day. Warmer lights, for instance, are more conducive to sleep, so you might want your lights to come on ‘cool’ in the morning and warm over the day gradually.

Colours: Of course, the spectrum between warm and cool is not the only option you have when it comes to lighting colours in your home. Choose a funky blue for your bathroom; you can leave the light on overnight and save yourself from fumbling around in the dark or trying to adjust to a fluorescent white (ouch).

Warm up with a fireplace

Autumn is the best time of year to start thinking about home heating. With electricity prices going through the roof this year, many Aussies are returning to wood fires to heat their home. 

Abbey Fireplaces is a Brookvale retailer that offers modern, efficient and stylish fireplaces. Their range will keep you warm this winter, while efficiently sending smoke outdoors with their superior Direct Vent technology and smart fans. 

The collection includes gas, wood, biofuel and electric models so you have options if you don’t like the thought of chopping wood.

Bring in a touch of nature

Perhaps the most cost-effective way to spruce up your home for autumn is to bring in a bunch of fresh flowers. 

In season right now are: 

  • Dahlias
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Marigolds
  • Cyclamen
  • Crocus
  • Mona Lavender

Flower Power in Warriewood is a good place to stop in if you want to work on an autumn-ready garden, or you can visit your local florist.

Autumn colours for 2023

Here are a few of the colours that are hitting the top style notes in 2023:

Green: Shades of green leapt into style during the pandemic when it became the trend to bring the outdoors in, and the colour looks set to stay for some time to come. Whatever shade of green you choose, you will be on trend, and you can bring a pop of nature indoors. Think paint, wallpaper, soft furnishings or a new couch in this hue.

Lavenders and lilacs: Cool, soft and dusty lavenders and lilacs seem to be a trend triggered by emerging Gen-Z consumers. These shades bring a much-needed feeling of optimism to a home, whether they are on the walls, tabletops or soft furnishings. It works surprisingly well in a heritage-style or Hamptons-look home. This lilac interiors Pinterest board will give you some inspiration.

Orange: Orange is making a surprise appearance on many colour palettes this year, and what better time than autumn to add some orange to your home? Many designers are opting for softer shades, more on the terracotta side, but a brighter orange can add some pop to any room.

Brown and Mustard: Orange isn’t the only sign that the 70s are a strong influence on the current season’s colour trends. Soft browns and mustards are also coming in and are also an excellent autumnal choice.

Rose: Millennial pink might be out, but softer rose hues are very much in. A shade of rose can add a little warmth to your home for the autumn months.

Powder blue: If there is a theme running through most of the colours here, it is softness and, on the cooler end of the spectrum, powder blue is meeting that criteria this season. An excellent shade for sitting rooms and relaxing spaces, powder blue brings a sense of peace and calm.

You don’t have to break the bank to give your home an autumn upgrade. Head up to Spotlight in Belrose or visit one of your local furniture stores to find some pieces that refresh the look of your living room or bedroom. You can also visit Bunnings in Narrabeen to complete a paint project in an on-trend shade.

Thinking of selling your home this autumn or winter and want to discuss current market trends? Feel free to get in touch – we’re always happy to help.

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