Awaken the senses for autumn


Awaken the senses for autumn.

words by
donna O'neil // barossa homewares

When preparing the home for the cooler months, the bathroom may not be the first place that comes to mind.

However, now that we’re beginning to retreat into our homes, its important for that sanctuary feel to extend to every room!

The bathroom is quite often a blank canvas, which means simple swaps and additions can easily transform the space.

A few accessories, a swath or two of different colours, and some simple swaps are all it takes for a quick autumn bathroom decor makeover.

Read on for our favourite tips for a seasonally stylish bathroom this autumn!

Introduce a new colour palette

Colour sets the mood in a home and can evoke emotion, with the tones and shades used playing a major part.

For 2023, natural is the new neutral.

Caramel tones are becoming increasingly popular in the cooler months, as both an earthy and stylish tone.

Pale shades of green as well as granite and ash are great colours to create a cool and calming bathroom environment.

When it comes to colour in the bathroom, add 3-5 pops of your chosen colour across the room, whether through towels, mats, or accessories like the toothbrush holder and soap dispensers.

Even a decorative vase on a windowsill or diffuser vase can do the trick.

You can either pick one shade to stick to a more minimalistic style, or add tones that complement each other.

Towels & Fabric

A quick and easy way to change up the style of your bathroom is to swap out your summer towels and linen from light summer tones and materials to something a little cosier.

The humble bath towel is easy to overlook.

Considering the chilly air and gray skies, you’ll be happy you invested in a fluffier and cozier set when you step out of the shower on those colder days.

When it comes to fabric, natural is always best.

Naturally soft and absorbent, cotton is universally acknowledged as the fibre when it comes to making towels.

Easy to care for and perfect for everyday use, pure cotton provides high absorbency and softness, as well as offering the widest choice when it comes to colour, style and texture.


If your house is smaller and your bathroom is on the cosier side, it’s still easy to change things up! Small changes can be impactful.

Autumn is a celebration of all things nature, so why not add some greenery? It’s time to fill that windowsill!

If you’re not a plant fan or lack the space, gather a collection of vases in one fall colour and arrange them on a shelf in your bath.

Translucent glassware adds colour without much visual weight, a plus for small bathrooms.

Vary the heights, textures, and shapes of your containers for maximum impact. Fill one or two with some fall branches as a finishing touch.

For a simpler refresher, consider swapping out accessories such as the soap dispenser or toothbrush mug. 


Décor is usually considered additions to the room’s visuals, but speak to the senses with a fresh new scent for autumn.

Candles and diffusers are more often saved for living rooms and kitchens, where everyone comes to gather. But why not the bathroom?

Donna O'Neil

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