Autumn is here and that means two things: we say  goodbye to sunny skies and ditch the bold summer colours in our homes.

We had so much fun splashing bright colours anywhere we could this summer, but now it’s time to create a cosy sanctuary, where you can relax and seek warmth on these chilly evenings.

Using muted colours and soft neutrals are exactly the way to do this.

If you are new to the interior design world and unsure where to go with this delightfully subtle trend, then start with a neutral colour scheme and add in some muted shades such as a pale pink with a gentle shade of light blue.

Take a look at these Classic Scatter linen cushions on Loaf.com for £45.00 – we love the vintage Pale Rose and Cloud Blue pieces.

One thing we do love once the winter nights set in are warm rugs and knit throws.

We found this gorgeous Plush Sand Shaggy Rug on modern-rugs.co.uk – not only do they offer the rug in an array of sizes, ideal for any room but they also give us a handful of charming muted colours to choose from (prices start from around £114.00).

Snuggle on the sofa with this Blue Knitted Throw from The Contemporary Home (£50.00) or use it as an extra layer over your bed when you need some extra warmth.

The best thing about muted tones is that you can use them in any room – take the calming influence of soothing pale pink and add it to your bedroom with some soft grey furniture.

If you’re after a new sofa then check out this Lorena Sofa from Darlings of Chelsea. It’s a timeless style with its sleek metal frame legs and square styling on the arms and cushions.

This gorgeous sofa has manually adjustable headrests and recliner and chaise options available, making it luxuriously comfortable to relax on.

Loaf.com offers a simple yet stunning Lazy Linen Duvet Set, available in several sizes and comes in Dusty Pink or Duck Egg.

There’s no ironing needed (every little helps) and prices start from £40.00.

And as the saying goes, good things come in three’s and we think a mix and max of the Daventry range from melodymaison.co.uk including a wardrobe, chest of draws and bedside works beautifully to compliment any pink or duck egg hue.

However you decide to use muted tones this is a trend that can continue throughout your home even after autumn has passed.

If the summer bolds scared you a little, this trend is the perfect one to have a play around with!