Dark & handsome decorating ideas for this autumn

Find out how to get the perfect blend of bold and cosy with these suggestions

This season, bring the palette and patina of autumn hedgerows and the deep of the night into your home. Think intense hues of rich and heavenly midnight, bramble and bark shades interwoven with falling leaf designs on fabrics and wallpaper. Mmm…cosy!

Layer up windows
Beat chills with thick, layered Arts & Crafts curtains in indigo shades. Seasonal leaf-patterned prints on dark backgrounds go well with equally dusky painted walls.

Add drama to worktops
Be bold with moody charcoal on painted kitchen units, splashbacks and beautiful baking accessories. Contrast with worn wooden surfaces and damson kitchenware.

Light the fire
Keep warming flames going with a fire-lighting kit of scented kindling and herbs arranged in a simple coal bucket. Choose a thundery grey-coloured pail to suit the darker blue wall.

Design surprise elements
Add a touch of loveliness inside cupboards with a wallpaper lining featuring a charcoal oak leaf pattern. Finish with a vintage wardrobe-top display.

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