10 of the hottest home and interior design trends for Autumn Winter 2017
Monochrome is the strongest look this season, floral wallpaper is back with a vengeance and houseplants are here to stay!
With the nights already drawing in it’s time to start thinking about preparing our homes for the coming seasons and the upcoming trends to look out for.
There are some exciting trends to consider this autumn which include some deeper, dark shades for both walls and accessories, plus some pared-back naturals and bright accents. Below, we show you our favourites and how to put them together in your home.
1. COLOUR BLOCKING
If you can’t choose a single colour for a room why not opt for a selection? This ‘colour blocking’ trend is the perfect antidote to the winter blues and you can pick several contrasting shades together for extra impact. Here, the floor is kept white for balance and the grey throws also act as neutral tone to stop the colours from overpowering the space. Team with accessories in single colours like these charming side tables.
Shop the look: Two tone knit throw, 45; stone knitted throw, 49; grey oversized velvet cushion, 20; Create double duvet set, 49; Rothko block colour cushion, 25; Painterly print cushion, 15; Klee block colour cushion, 25; clear bottle vase, 14; Geo mug, 5, all from the Linea Create Collection at House of Fraser
An uplifting tone that sits between turquoise and blue, teal is the perfect shade to use to give a room a brighter aspect. It works particularly well when combined with fresh white and looks fantastic with pale blonde wood, as can be seen here. The simple lines of the furniture give a modern feel whilst the teal rug adds a decorative touch and links to the wall colour. Accessorise with soft greys and turquoise glass.
Shop the look: Retro upholstered chair in grey, 59; Idris solid oak table, 259; Idris solid oak chairs, 99; Homemaker teal bordered chevron rug, 40; Blushed pink 12-piece dinner set, 18; Jade dinner plates set of 4, 6; Copper wire candle holder, 10; Wire tealight holder copper cactus vase, 12, all from George Home
Think beautiful organic ceramics, jute rugs, woven lampshades and linen tablecloths and you’ll be spot on with this look. This trend is all about natural elements being used together. The colour palette ranges from off whites, soft creams and a spectrum of greys that leads up from the palest tone to dark slate.
Shop the look: Seat cushion cover, 8.99; linen table cloth, 34.99; linen tea towel, 4.99; rug, 119.99; mustard cushion cover, 6.99; bowl, 8.99; jug, 17.99; table mats, 6.99; wooden box, 24.99, all from H M
4. GEOMETRIC TILES
Ditch the metro tiles geometrics and more intricate designs are here! Squares and rectangles are a thing of the past, but mosaics are back and they come in an array of shapes, colours and sizes. These beautiful geometric tiles are a key trend and they’re versatile too, as they can work in both modern and traditional settings. Laura James, Brand Ambassador for Fired Earth explains: ‘They can be as subtle or as statement-making as you want them to be; even the simplest white tiles can be used to create eye-catching effects such as herringbone or basketweave designs. Despite being on-trend, styles like these won’t date since they also have a timeless appeal.’
Shop the look: San Diego recycled glass mosaics, 399.94 a sq metre, Fired Earth
Nature-inspired hues are all the rage and what’s more perfect than a rich emerald green? For a dramatic look opt for a deep shade, or if you prefer a more serene space then choose a hue a few tones lighter. It’s a luxurious colour that looks great teamed with blush pinks and copper accessories. Break the look up by using prints and patterns in contrasting shades to add interest.
Shop the look: Westex carpet in pine, 45.99 a sq metre; Christie bed, from 449, both from Carpetright
6. BLOUSY WALLPAPER
Floral wallpaper is back with a vengeance, not small ditsy designs, but beautiful, big prints in pretty tones of blush, dove grey, and emerald will add a romantic element to your room. ‘People want their homes to feel truly unique and special,’ says Abigail Watson, Creative Director at 1838 Wallcoverings. ‘Wallpaper adds personality, colour and textures to a room and with such a wonderful range of innovative and inspiring designs available wallpaper offers drama and impact, a great way to transform interiors and reflect personal style.’
Shop the look: Camellia Collection, Madama Butterfly wallpaper, 96 a roll, 1838 Wallcoverings