Autumn is well and truly here, which means Winter will be here before we know it – the season for hibernation, movie nights spent in, warm slow cooked dinners, and mulled wine.

But if you've been embracing a summery vibe with your décor's colour scheme, it might be time to change things up to suit the cooler months. That said, changing your colour palette doesn't have to be a huge undertaking, so we've put together our top tips for doing so effortlessly, without breaking the bank.

Work In Your Existing Theme

You don't necessarily need to let go of your entire theme. Whether you have a coastal, earthy, retro, bohemian or modern theme, this can certainly still work through Autumn and Winter, but changing up the accompanying colour theme to warmer hues to suit the cooler months can be achieved.

Switch Out Smaller Pieces

With that in mind, the most cost-effective and versatile way to switch up and reinvent your colour palette is through smaller décor items such as throws, cushions, vases, artworks, rugs and other interchangeable accessories. Even the smallest of tweaks can really transform your outdoor space, colour-wise.

Lighting

Warming up an outdoor area's overall vibe and ambience can also be achieved with simple lighting, versatile solutions. There are some fantastic fairy and solar powered lights on the market as well as LED lanterns that are ideal for outdoor spaces.

Add Warmth, Literally

There is no better way to inject colour than with organic fire, with the best part being the natural warmth generated. Available in a range of styles, our fire pits make a great focal point, are a fantastic source of heat, and can turn any outdoor area into a warm, cosy haven. Additional BBQ grill and/or teak and merbau table options are also available.

‘Warm Up' Your Sofa And Daybeds

Redecorating your outdoor lounge or daybed for Autumn and Winter can be a lot of fun. A new colour scheme can be introduced through layering – think cushions and throws! And in case you missed it, check out our recent blog on five fun facts about daybeds.

Re-think Your Side Or Coffee Table's Purpose

Similarly, redecorating your side and coffee tables with existing artefacts is a great way to tie in a new colour scheme. If you think about functionality and the way you use your outdoor area when it's cooler, then think about what items you might incorporate. For example, if you're favourite thing is to curl up in the warming sun with a good book, consider decorating your side table with some of your favourite coffee table books, and think carefully about their colours; this works well for areas that are under cover such as a balcony or patio which can essentially just be an extension of your living area.

Neutral Can Also Work

When in doubt, scale it back to a neutral palette. Perhaps you've had something that pops or some really bold colours during Summer. Or perhaps you want to tone it down a little – consider keeping it simple and scaling it back to some neutral greys, and timeless neutral shades, at least until Spring rolls around.