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How to Refresh Your Home for Autumn

Summer isn’t the easiest season to say goodbye to, but as nature presents its magnificent colour palette of auburns and crimsons, we’re reminded of how it feels to be cosy. It’s a welcome transition and brings plenty of ways to refresh your home. Here are some ideas to bring warmth and comfort to your living spaces.


Fireplaces are well suited to the season and Tiffany’s Library at Covent Garden Hotel is a great example. This is a space to relax and get warm while outside temperatures cool. A club fender punctuates the fireplace and a combination of leather and wool interiors emphasise a tailored look, whilst wood panelling creates a unique and distinctive atmosphere. It’s an open invitation for all to gather round!


Replacing cushions is an easy and effective way to refresh a space and create an autumnal mood. We love ours to be handmade and bespoke like these appliqué cushions at Crosby Street Hotel. The colours in this suite are reminiscent of nature’s earthy tones with burnt oranges and greens. Perfect for this time of year.

You can also consider introducing bursts of bright, vibrant colours to an autumn scheme. Our Thomas Lavin stand in LA showcases a collection of appliqué cushions with colours to give a punch of excitement and fun to your space. A tonic for the shorter autumn days.

The arrival of autumn invites us to spend more time at home, so blankets and candles are a simple yet noticeable addition. Available at Shop Kit Kemp, our RIKRAK candles and throws are a great way to enhance an environment.


Warm colours and rich hues can be used to create a cosy ambience and introducing a mural or wallpaper is an effective way to achieve this. At Charlotte Street Hotel, a large scale floral wallpaper creates a dauntless statement with its beautiful autumnal motif.

Daring to use bold colours is a rewarding way to create a sense of allurement. For this suite at The Whitby Hotel, combinations of pinks and oranges work seamlessly together. They bring energy into the space, without compromising the tranquillity we expect from a bedroom.

Use flowers to introduce new colours to your home and lift darker areas. Positioned purposefully on a console table at Covent Garden Hotel, the bright bursts of pink, green and white these flowers bring have a refreshing effect.


Texture has equal importance when it comes to creating warmth. Linen works brilliantly for this and in room 806 at Crosby Street Hotel, an orange linen is used as an additional layer for texture. Against the large scale pattern of the headboard, it gives the wall a character of its own.

Rearrange Gallery Walls 

Gallery walls exist to inspire. Rearranging your artwork or bringing a new addition to a gallery wall is a small but impactful change that will transform the look of your home whilst giving art an opportunity to shine. Learn how to create your own art installation or be inspired by some of our gallery walls in these residential projects.

We hope these tips and ideas help you on your way to refreshing your home this autumn.

Share your home transformations with us at @kitkempdesignthread using #designthreads.

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