Choosing a colour scheme or theme for your interiors can be challenging, especially for first time buyers new to the world of decorating their own home. Fortunately there are some exciting home interior trends that are not only incredibly chic, stylistic and functional, but are also very achievable regardless of your budget.
We’ve created a simple guide on selected winter trends that we think will be here to stay. Here are the top autumn trends for your home:
Bold colour and texture blocking
“Although ‘Greenery’ was Pantone’s 2017 Colour of the Year, for autumn/winter, dark shades of green, touching on emerald, will be more evident and are a great contrast with light floors or walls.”
If your room is fairly neutral in colour – add textured, patterned or coloured throws onto beds or sofas, or try dotting contrasting cushions or ornaments together can work wonders for detail If you’re a little scared to experiment with this popular trend, try adding neutral colours between your bold ones to keep overpowering colours at bay.
Chequered tiles have since been replaced by beautifully intricate geometric designs. Think mosaics, herringbone or basket-weave patterns in subtle accent colours like gold and silver. The most beautiful thing about this trend is it can seamlessly fit into any style of decor you choose.
Make it a statement or tone it down for those tiny but decorative features to your home.
“Featuring predominantly on sofa and armchair upholstery, velvet brings a touch of opulence and luxurious comfort to both classic and contemporary interiors. Its thick pile and decadently soft finish works particularly well with black and rich jewel tones and is perfect for softening the striking silhouettes of Art Deco-inspired interior design schemes”.
If you’re after contemporary textiles that are super soft to the touch and add that glamorous feel, then the velvet trend might just be for you. The dense pile of this fabric can come in a variety of bold or pastel colours, though for this season we recommend sumptuous warm colours like burnt orange and browns. If cold-colours are more your thing, then invest in jewel tones like sapphire, emeralds or fresh blush hues.
Monochrome made it to this list due to its timeless and neutral aesthetic, making it one of the strongest and most common trends of the season.
It’s a great theme for homeowners who aren’t keen on colour and are after a chic, clean yet strong and bold look. Over time this trend can easily be accented with tiny splashes of colour through other ornamental or functional decor.
The French are known almost exclusively for their timeless style. It’s no wonder their interiors are a trend setter. You can imitate this look using blue jewel accents and ornamental lighting, filled with lots of neutral white and/or beige tones (especially on the walls).
The French love to mix the old and the new, so if you have any statement wooden drawers or decorative mirrors to hand then they’ll make fantastic center pieces in any room.
Nature-Inspired, Earthy Elements
“Natural materials and handmade artisanal products are key – such as rustic looking glazed ceramics in softer colours. And also beaten or antique-looking metals: brass, copper, nickel, gold and silver. A different, softer lighting suits this kind of theme – lanterns, lanterns and more lanterns are really on trend in all shapes and sizes – wood or metal.”
If you’re after a bright, pale and naturist feel imbued with soft creams, beige and various grey tones then this trend is right up your street. Pinecones may spring to mind however if you’re really wanting to channel this naturistic trend then we highly encourage thinking outside the box.
Nothing quite beats the look of natural forms and materials in your home for a rustic, cosy feel. This trend speaks earthy elements, hand-woven textiles, ceramics, plants and a variety of wooden materials used in harmony.
Plants not only give an accent of decorative colour to your interiors, but they’re also perfect for purifying the immediate air around you of toxins. Consider easy-to-care-for plants like succulents for the bathroom or a statement weeping fig tree for the living area.
We’ve mentioned this word a lot – however we don’t want you to think this limits purely to colour accents. This trend can be achieved by adding tiny details through various textiles and ornaments such as gold accents in drawer pulls or table legs, flower pots, shades, textured rugs, chunky knits or art-work placed at eye-level for easy viewing.
“Scandinavian interiors are famously simple, neutral and uncluttered”
Rebecca Snowden at Furniture Choice
Yet another trend taking the world by storm and will be here to stay for many seasons to come. The Nordic lifestyle synergises cosiness and simplicity. Think simplistic organic materials such as wood and chunky knit – they also love to mismatch their pairings to add simple yet effective interest to a room. We recommend the ‘Lagom’ practice – the Swedish word for ‘just about right’, making it a great trend for minimalist enthusiast that want to step up from a monochromatic theme.