Every year when autumn arrives, it brings with it the sudden desire to bundle up indoors. Our summers of gallivanting are over, and as the leaves turn golden, the wind picks up and nights close in, there's nothing better than retreating indoors for a steaming mug of tea. It seems the ideal time to reassess your interiors, breathe life into a neglected space, or create a new favourite cocoon for yourself before winter arrives.
We're sharing some of our favourite autumnal wallpapers, from Kilburn's Old Oak to the rambling brambles found in Thicket. But first, a verse that captures the glorious vibe outside our windows...
Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun,
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run;
To bend with apples the moss'd cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days with never cease,
For summer has o'er-brimm'd their clammy cells.
- John Keats, To Autumn
OLD OAK ~ POMONA GREEN & FAWN
Nancy Waters' cosy guest bedroom, photographed by Sarah Letchford.
THICKET ~ MOONLIGHT
The metallic silver ink used in this wallpaper will illuminate your room even on the darkest of days.
CURIOUS CREATURES ~ DAYLIGHT
Characterful animals adorn the walls in this child's room, with unicorns adding extra magic.
STONY POINT 1972
More light, more shadows, and the very dear Alfred, in the beautiful home of Ed and Alice Workman.
We hope this has given you some decoration inspiration. We’d love to see how you bring our wallpapers to life in your homes. Tag us on Instagram @commonroom.co, use the hashtag #mycommonroom or get in touch with images via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Words by Alice Hodgson.