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.
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
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into the second half of 2017, the bright colours of the past few years will fade and the modified plastics will seem outdated.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.”
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.”
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
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.”