Keep The Chill Out This Autumn With Bryant Homes’
Seasonal Interior Design Tips

15 September 2006… With the summer over and the nights drawing in, the prospect of short days and long cold evenings can bring on the blues. However, Bryant Homes has some interior design suggestions that can help to extend that warm summer feeling throughout the cooler autumn months ahead.

Trisha Lightfoot, director of Bryant Design, offers some helpful advice on creating the perfect look for your home this season.

Create warmth with bold coloured accessories
Neutral colours, which work well during the spring and summer months, are the perfect blank canvas to add this seasons accent colours such as fuchsia pink, turquoise, green and mustard yellow – all of which will enhance the warmth of your home as the weather outside gets cooler. Alternatively, cover a feature wall or chimney breast with a rich colour for a more dramatic look. Accessories such as floor cushions, throws, scatter cushions add texture and can be removed without hassle when the seasons change.

Let soft fabrics create a luxurious feel
Current fabric trends reflect today’s stylish living and can help create a warm ambience. Mohair, crushed velvet, suede and leather are perfect for adding style and warmth to any room. Thick throws for living rooms and luscious silk or chunky woollen knit blankets for bedrooms are ideal for relaxing and are easy to swap and change. Luxurious soft sheepskin rugs on wooden or stone floors help complete the look.
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Choose lighting to complement the mood
Lighting is one of the most important factors in designing a home and also one of the easiest ways to create warmth and interest. For extra interest, table lamps and candles can be strategically placed in key areas of the room. Mirrors can be used to great effect in your home – they will reflect the light and create an illusion of space in smaller rooms.

Add an inviting scent to uplift the spirits
Certain scents are associated with autumn, for example pomegranate, ginger, blackcurrant and fig. Many of these can be bought as room sprays or scented candles which add a burst of atmosphere to uplift the mood whilst also complementing the look of the room. Similarly, fresh flowers can make your home a welcoming environment and their scent can be a real talking point.

Bryant Design allows homebuyers to personalise their new home with a whole host of additional stylish interior design options and is available at all Bryant Homes developments across the region. For more information on Bryant Homes, call 0800 028 8888 or visit