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Home Interior Trend Report: Autumn/Winter 2017

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Had enough of hygge, copper accents and metallic pineapples? As we say goodbye to last season’s biggest interior trends, it is time to take note of the new season’s most wanted décor ready to revamp your home for the autumn/winter season.

We checked in with our favourite homeware bloggers, interior designers, and our specialist homeware buyers to unveil this season’s key trends and easy tips on how to integrate them into your home this autumn.

Statement Lighting

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Interior Designer: Sarah Latham, Etons of Bath

“Lighting plays a pivotal role when it comes to the finishing touches of an interiors scheme. Aside from being functional, it brings a space together and creates the desired atmosphere.

Statement lighting fixtures are really on trend right now, and are great way to showcase your own personal style.

Quirky statement pendants look great in a dining room, acting almost like a sculpture or a piece of art work especially when placed centrally above a dining table in the centre of a room, like the one seen in the dining room of this Georgian Townhouse designed by Etons of Bath.”

Return to Natural

Homeware Trends Autumn Winter 2017

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Product Designer Paddy Pike, @Paddy.designs

“As we delve deeper into the second half of 2017, the bright colours of the past few years will fade and the modified plastics will seem outdated. Through this, we will see a concentrated move towards natural materials, and especially the finishes that come with it.

This coffee table designed by the Baker Street Boys sustains the industrial, brutalist form, while showing off the unchanged raw material. By using materials like oak and steel in conjunction, the textures and tones accentuate each other, bringing out their respective characters.”

Period Features

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Lifestyle Blogger Louise Baltruschat Hollis, Whimsical Wonderland Weddings

“My favourite interior trend right now is period features with a twist. In our 1930s home, we installed an art deco feel fire place with a statement oval mirror but we painted the dark wood white for a fresh modern yet timeless feel. We also installed new large solid oak parquet flooring to add character but the larger tiles make for a slightly different look and feel.”

Tie-Dye

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Lifestyle Blogger Cassiefairy, @cassiefairy

“I think the interiors trend to watch out for this year is tie-dye. We’ve already seen this chilled-out style in our wardrobes over the summer and the next step is linens, cushions and art work. Rich inky colours help to take tie-dye out of the festival field and into our homes for autumn/winter.

The watercolour trend has been splashing its way into interior design for a couple of years now, but tie-dye takes this arty effect to a much stronger level. Patterns are big and bold. Rainbow tie-dye can stay in the spring; this season strong, single colours seep onto fresh white linens.

Tie-dye bedding and soft furnishings can be cosied up for autumn/winter with layers of blankets, velvet cushions and shag-pile rugs to create that homemade hygge feeling.

This is an easy look to DIY for yourself; all you need is white fabric, some elastic bands and a single pot of fabric dye to recreate the tie-dye effect at home. Why not try dying a piece of canvas and then stretching it over a frame to create a piece of tie-dyed artwork?”

Shades of Grey

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Lifestyle blogger Wendy, Daisies & Pie

“When thinking interiors for AW17 you simply can’t go wrong with a palette of greys. Grey is my favourite go-to neutral and something that will continue to be stylish throughout the season and beyond.

We’ll see lots of big chunky knitted products, think about adding a pouffe, a chunky knit throw or cushions as a way of simply updating your space.

Another trend to keep a close eye on is the delicious midnight blue colour pop, a style you can easily mix with shades of grey. I think we’ll see Nordic twists on the midnight blue pop. Think about using it in printed textiles and accessories, or a moody feature wall to easily lift a room and bring it bang on trend.”

 

Bringing the Outdoors in

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Travel and lifestyle blogger Laura Gois,  Wander with Laura

“While we tend to associate florals with Spring/Summer trends, flowers and greenery add a touch of warmth and character to your home all year round. Whether you choose to add seasonal blooms or create a festive atmosphere using deep reds, ivy and holly, there is no reason why you can’t keep your home flourishing with living things throughout the year. My favourite source of inspiration for how you can incorporate touches of green into your home is Kate La Vie, whose beautiful kitchen I can’t get enough of.”

House Prints

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Lifestyle blogger Chelcie Nicole M, @Chelcienicolem

“My interior style is very minimal however as seasons come and go I like to try and incorporate new trends into my home. I am seeing house prints everywhere at the moment and I haven’t been shy to jump on this trend. I have prints all over the house, I guess it’s a new form of artwork. For autumn/winter this year I can see prints, whether that is typography prints, photographic prints or illustrations being bigger than ever. With more reasonably priced prints online it’s easy to get hold of different styles to suit your interior style.”

Brass Triumphs Copper

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Head Homeware Buyer Jen Hill

“Copper and rose gold have undoubtedly reigned as everybody’s metallics of choice in the home for the past couple of years, but for the new autumn/winter season they are set to be dethroned by a new contender. Brass looks set to dominate for the remainder of 2017 and is being combined with natural and clean materials such as marble in kitchens and baths to create a cool, industrial aesthetic.”

 

Tone on Tone

Tone on Tone Home Interior Trends

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Head of Trading, Kasia Kenyon

“Simple, subtle but striking when executed with aplomb, tone-on-tone palettes in the home bring a timeless quality that we are set to invest in for the new season. Created by using one main hue and complementing it with graded tones from within that scheme to match the colour composition, you can easily create an elegant tone-on-tone effect by combining painted walls with furniture, accessories and textiles from within the same story.”

Stuck for ideas on which colours to base your tone-on-tone story around? Check out our autumn/winter 2017 home interior colour report.

Autumn/Winter 2017 Home Interiors: Colour Report

Along with new designs, shapes and aesthetics in the home, a new season also brings in a new selection of colours today often influenced by the works of the world’s biggest fashion designers.

Each season the team at the Pantone Color Institute analyses the new season’s colours by studying the work of fashion designers at their collections at New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week. The PANTONE Fashion Color Report highlights the top 10 colours for men’s and women’s fashion for the season in London and New York, which also help give a strong indication of the colour trends influencing home interiors this season:

Pantone Color Trend Report: NYFW AW17

 

Pantone Color Trend Report: LFW AW17

Additional Colour Highlights

  • Millennial Pink: This season’s big trend sees a move towards bright and strong shades. A return to new shades of pink, dubbed “millennial pink”, coincides with a revival of Eighties styling with the colour being a big hit at homeware’s biggest stages this season, including Maison et Objet.
Millennial Pink Trend

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  • Papaya Orange
Papaya Orange Homeware Trend

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  • Burgundy Red
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  • Sage, Celery and Avocado Green
Sage, Celery Green Home trend

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Liam Roberts

Liam Roberts

Travel & Culture Editor

Having spent one year living in France as part of my degree, I am a keen traveller who is constantly tuned into the latest fashion trends around the world. On the weekend you’ll either find me outdoors running, at a local gig or relaxing at home with my latest home brew.