Give your home that warm autumn glow

As Sydney prepares for crisp autumn weather, now's the perfect time to consider selling your property and imbuing it with a warm and inviting atmosphere. By incorporating key styling elements that resonate with the season, you can attract potential buyers while creating a cosy haven to enjoy during this beautiful time of year. Keep reading to discover how to give your home a warm autumn glow.

Introduce some autumn colour

When you think of autumn, we bet you think of warm, earthy tones—rich terracotta, mustard, deep greens and warm browns. Allow your home to reflect the changing season by decorating in this colour palette. Keep it simple with accessories, or go big with furniture or a feature wall.

It’s also beneficial to choose artwork in these tones. Think landscapes blooming with autumnal colour or still lifes with fruit bowls to add a touch of seasonal charm. If you’re selling, a big bowl of quinces or pears will look lovely in your kitchen. 

Bluethumb is Australia’s primary online art gallery, and they actually have a range titled Sydney in autumn. It doesn’t get more perfect than that. In the Northern Districts, head to Adore Homewares & Gifts in Hornsby.

Let in the light

With the days getting shorter, it’s crucial to strategically place lamps around your home. Add floor or table lamps to living rooms, switch to warm-tone bulbs and let natural light in during open-house inspections.

Another way to let in light is through candles. Focus on smells that scream autumn:

  • Spiced apple creates a warm and inviting atmosphere.
  • Cinnamon is a classic autumnal scent with a touch of sweetness.
  • Sandalwood is earthy and grounding, perfect for creating a sense of relaxation.

Order some online for your home sale, then take them with you to your new home. 
Local girl Amber from Aember Candles has a great range, including an Apple Cinnamon scent that’s good enough to eat. Another Sydney brand, Hunter Candles offers a baked bread candle that is sure to make potential buyers feel right at home, while Sonder and Soul has a sandalwood candle to create a warm, inviting mood. 

Embrace textiles

Introduce thicker textures like wool throws, velvet cushions, woven rugs and chunky knitted blankets. This creates a sense of warmth and comfort, especially in bedrooms and living rooms. Check out the autumnal collection available at Adairs.

Sheridan also has everything from towel sets to linen sheets that instantly make any home feel more autumnal and cosy. Don’t be afraid to layer lighter and thicker textures.

Transform your outdoor space

Don’t forget about your outdoor area! Highlight that it’s a year-round place for entertaining with these tips:

  • Add a waterproof rug to define your outdoor space.
  • String up fairy lights to create a magical ambience, especially for evening open homes. 
  • Think about adding a firepit. You can find affordable options at Bunnings.
  • Invest in cosy seating like an armchair from IKEA and add a throw for the perfect setup.

Focus on natural elements

Incorporate elements like potted plants, branches with autumn leaves or bowls filled with pine cones to bring the outdoors in.

We also recommend visiting the Sydney Flower Market, which offers a bounty of autumnal options:

  • Proteas: These Australian natives come in various colours and textures, adding an exotic touch.
  • Dahlias: Available in a wide range of colours and sizes, dahlias add a vibrant pop.
  • Banksia: These unique bottlebrush flowers are perfect for a statement arrangement.

Selling your home doesn't have to mean sacrificing personal style. By incorporating these warm autumnal touches, you can create an inviting and stylish space that appeals to potential buyers while making it a place you'll enjoy living in during this beautiful Sydney season. 

Thinking of an autumn sale?

When you’re ready to sell, we’re ready to help. If you’d like a chat about what you need to do to get your home ready, please feel free to give us a call. 

Karen Page
Friendly, caring and attentive, Karen Page is a customer focused professional with a genuine passion for helping people transition through the different stages of their life.