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Five ways to create seasonal looks in your home for autumn, Halloween and Bonfire Night

October 02, 2021 3 min read

Five ways to create seasonal looks in your home for autumn, Halloween and Bonfire Night

With Halloween and Bonfire Night around the corner, we show you how to make the best of the cold weather and shorter days by creating seasonal looks to style your home for autumn.

Outside-in Maximalism

With so much beauty outside at this time of year it's the perfect opportunity to raid your garden or take inspiration from a local hedgerow or woodland.

Think differently - sometimes the most unconventional foliage can be ornamental and have real impact when shown out of its normal surroundings. 

Autumnal and Halloween styling for interiors, dry ice and foliage

When we created this scene for our fantastical 'Metamorphosis' fabric, we wanted to convey artist Kirsty Greenwood's love of nature and the mystical.

Kirsty spends a lot of time on her allotment, so digging up our marrow plant provided the perfect over-the-top feature for our shoot. If you look carefully you might also see a broccoli plant! Some beautifully crisp orange leaves from our Red Oak tree added a warmer colour.

The silver goblets and quinces were added to give a decadent feeling. We used dry ice to further add to the atmosphere. You can order dry ice from Chillistick, but beware, it doesn't last long!

This image features our 'Metamorphosis' fabric (£132/m), also available to buy as ready made cushions.

Natural Rustic

It helps when your wallpaper backdrop has skulls, owls and a black cat!

Ornamental gourds and seed pods can look beautiful when pared with pewter jugs and bowls which you can find in charity shops and on Ebay.

Rustic autumnal halloween styling pewter and gourds

Add candles for a warm glow. The real cork wallpaper brings warmth and a refined natural feel to the scene.

This image features our real cork 'Hit the North' wallpaper, £192/m.

Spooky Surreal

Where things are not quite as they seem...

For those that want something a bit different, raid the toy cupboard to find objects for your display. Here we used a Darth Vader mask and plastic skull.

A vintage chemical bottle and hand made pottery adds depth and interest to the scheme. We kept colour to a minimum and added a pop of colour with the eyeball lights. Using objects which share similar textures unites the scheme and creates a feeling of continuity.


Spooky monochrome Halloween look - Skulls Darth Vader and Maitrise wallpaper

Artist Sarah Jane Palmer creates patterns which reveal the unexpected on a closer look. Her 'Maitrise' baroque style wallpaper is really quite naughty on a closer look, featuring handcuffs, chains and intertwined couples.

We took inspiration from Sarah, adding unusual objects to create an eye-catching look where everything is not as it seems.

This image features our 'Maitrise' wallpaper, available to buy at £132/roll.

Fireside Glow

This look is perfect to create a cosy maximalist look on dark cold nights.

Against a backdrop of blacks and golds we used an autumnal palette of oranges, yellows and greens taking our inspiration from nature.

Halloween and autumnal styling with gourds, apples and quinces

Seasonal fruit such as quinces, ornamental squashes and apples bring the outside in and are softened with trailing ivy.

Metallic glazed vases contrast with the weathered stone bowl creating textural interest, while the soft glow of candlelight warms the scene and reflects on the golds in the wallpaper and accessories.

Image featuring our black and gold 'Passion Flower' wallpaper, available to buy at £132/roll.

Fresh Nature

Artist Sarah Thornton is inspired by nature and the play of light in the outside world.

We took a leaf out of her book and contrasted  brightly coloured autumn foliage from the garden with vintage coloured glass, creating wonderful shadows and reflections against the wall in the autumn light.

Autumn leaves and coloured glass

Further pops of colour were created using seasonal fruit, and nature inspired fairy lights, creating a bright, light and airy autumn feel.

Image featuring our 'She Chose Science' wallpaper, available to buy at £280 per panel.


About The Monkey Puzzle Tree

Award winning artist designed fabrics and wallpapers with a twist and a conscience.

Combining our love of colour and pattern with the unique vision of some of the UK's most innovative artists, our exquisite textiles and wallcoverings bring story, meaning and beauty into your space.
These original pieces have a timeless quality which rises above passing trends, ensuring they will enrich your interior with character, authenticity and a quiet sense of rebellion for many years to come.

Awarded a Design Guild Mark for 2021 for ‘Hit the North’ real cork wallpaper