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Autumn home updates (from Tobias Oliver)

Feel like it's time for a fresh start after a tricky (to say the least) summer? Well look no further than Tobias Oliver's top five autumnal interior updates.

Autumn is my favourite season as we see the stunning colours that natures presents us with as the leaves start to turn, and the natural light often feels softer and more ambient than the harsh glare of summer sun.

And when it comes to interiors, there are specific areas we can look at to introduce that cosy feeling into our living spaces.

Autumn colours from Tobias Oliver


The colour of your interiors is clearly a good place to start when thinking of the overall feel of your room. If you’re looking to bring about a feeling of tranquility then a soft, neutral green is great for smaller living rooms, as it’s a really versatile shade that seems to completely change when you combine it with different palettes. Bring out its cooler side by mixing it with steely greys or soften it up with creams and even light pinks.

Neutral green – a versatile shade

As we predicted at the beginning of the year, the Pantone colour Classic Blue has really stood out as one of the strongest colour choices this year. Clean and sophisticated, this hue is so uplifting that it’s perfect in any part of the home.


Texture has been another huge 2020 trend and adds interest and another dimension to rooms. We love layering up different textures in the same, or very similar colours. For example, these gorgeous Oyuna cushions work perfectly with the Jura reversible lambswool angora throw.

Add texture with cushions and throws

Alternatively, if you are into colour – take a look at these cushions by Mae Engelgeer, from FEST. Thanks to the double-sided design, you get two looks in one.

FEST cushions

In a living room or bedrooms, cushions and blankets are another great way of adding textural elements in other rooms. I also bring in interest with plants, prints and well curated knick-knacks, which works beautifully.


Animal print adds a sense of adventure, diversity and glamour to your interior in a way that few other styles do. Whether it’s zebra, leopard, tiger or snake, using animal print requires a bit of courage, but it can also be toned down to behave as more as an accent, if you like. It’s often a good idea to start small with soft furnishings and a few, small accessories; then, if you love it you can go further if you wish!

Subtle animal print additions

These stunning leopard and crocodile coasters are a great way to introduce a hint of leopard and in black and gold are the epitome of cool for any bar area or living room.


With warmer autumnal colours, like oranges, yellows, and rusty reds rising up between the greige, terrazzo, leopard print, and fringing, it’s all feeling a little retro – but a little bit more chic this time around, we think.

Retro accesories

Honestly, if this limited edition Gold Lynda from the uber trendy Haas brothers collaboration with L’objet isn’t the coolest thing ever, then we don’t know what is!

Hopefully that ‘s given you enough autumnal inspiration – find out more about Tobias Oliver in our Little Black Book.

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