October is a fun-filled month, especially for little ones. Halloween unlocks our adventurous side, whilst the beautiful, leafy surroundings trigger that heart-warming feeling of autumn. With winter just around the corner, we take a look back at the key things that have made a lasting impression, and look at ways we can transfer these ideas into the home this November.

1. Like clockwork

With the clocks turning back and the nights drawing darker, creating the right lighting is a prime way to keep your home feeling warm and snug. Get the candles ready, invest in a statement clock so you can keep a close eye on when it will turn dark, and add some fairy lights for a magical touch.

2. Time to play

If October has taught us anything, it’s how to be a little more daring with our décor as we adorn our homes with bright orange pumpkins and gruesome garlands in celebration of Halloween. Whilst seasonal decorations are only a temporary fix, they give us the confidence we need to be a little more playful with our interiors. There’s no reason you can’t maintain a fun feeling after the Halloween decorations have been pulled down. Have a go by adding some vibrant accessories for an inventive lift.

3. Dare we say it? Christmas

With just under two months to go, Christmas is creeping up on us fast. Start making a checklist of pre-Christmas preparations so that you can get your home in tip-top condition, well in advance of those infamous family gatherings. Whether that’s giving shabby-looking walls a fresh lick of paint, making the spare bedroom guest-ready or decluttering your home entirely. It’s worth thinking about what home gifts you’d like to receive from Santa too – start looking around for things you want to upgrade, and add them to your Christmas wish list. 

4. Deeper hues

Echo winter’s forthcoming misty mornings and dark nights with a brooding colour palette of soothing greys and midnight blues; a colour trend that started in 2015 but is set to last well into 2016. Layering is forecast to be another key interior movement. So, stay ahead of the game by incorporating these ideas into your home early. Try to use 3-5 shades from the same colour spectrum to create a sense of depth. You can easily do this by choosing furniture or accessories that are a few shades darker than your wall colour.

 Midnight blue decor

For more interior inspiration, check out our article: Which bedroom colour is best for you and your sleep?