It’s time to say goodbye to the long summer evenings, and say hello to brisk winds and chilly nights. It’s the perfect excuse to stay inside and hibernate in the warmth. So, store away those tropical prints and flamingo accessories, and embrace the chunk knits and rich autumnal hues. This is your chance to give your home a little refresh, and make it ready for hibernation by embracing our favourite A/W trends.
We are going to delve into all the colour schemes, themes, styles and textures that are dominating interior design this season and find easy and resourceful ways for you to create a warm and inviting home.
During the wintery months, there’s nothing better than wrapping up warm with hats, scarves, gloves and socks. We particularly love the chunky oversized knits. When winter arrives, it seems no one can ever get enough of woollen wear. So why not incorporate this into your home too? The soft texture of the knits adds an element of warmth to your home. Having it on cushions, seats and rugs means immediate cosiness for guests too. Although it might mean that no one will ever want to leave! Knits also work on ordinary items like vases, storage baskets or lampshades so don’t limit yourself. We love the softness of knitted blankets – H&M’s blanket is particularly cosy. Throws and blankets look great scattered over the arm chair so splash your room with colour this way.
Just because the clouds are grey doesn’t mean your mood should be too. Grey exudes a stylish, chic and sophisticated aesthetic in homes. It’s a great foundation colour that will work with pop prints and electric mustards shades or if you prefer a softer look it also works really well with a neutral colour palette.
If you’re looking for some inspiration, this Heidi sofa from Sofastore is the perfect shade of grey to go with your summer or winter home accessories.
Incorporating dark blues will give a richness of colour to any room. Midnight blues are bold, yet refined and striking without being gaudy. If you’ve got dark wooden furniture like the Victoria bed, adding accents of vibrant blue hues can be surprisingly calming. Why not create a peaceful relaxation spot in your home, ideal for the short days and long nights when all you want to do is snuggle up with a hot chocolate beside the fireplace. So light a candle, open a book and let your thoughts dissipate.
Cooler tones of blue and grey may seem like cold, uninviting colours but opting for rich shades can create dramatic enveloping spaces, even with splashes of dark blue and grey with single pieces of furniture or accessories. These colours will add instant refinement to a room.
Metallic pieces are the ideal accessories and have been a big trend all summer. If you haven’t given copper a go yet, now’s the perfect time to integrate a metallic shade into your home. Their unconventional aesthetics will spark intrigue and conversation and they’ll work well placed among existing dark or light pieces of furniture.
Metallic accessories like baskets, candles or trinket holders will make the ordinary look more luxurious and are the perfect way to prepare for and embrace the festive spirit early. Start off the metallic trend in your home with this metallic Zara cushion.
Topshop’s London Fashion Week 2015 A/W Trends have inspired us to add bursts of green into our homes. We’ve dabbled with shades of green alongside palm prints in the summer but now’s the time to invite the rich emerald hues and forest greens into your home. If your living room is already dominated with darker colours from your sofa or coffee table, then pieces like wicker baskets or trays in a winter green will create a bold and lively look in any room.
Green shades are surprisingly relaxing and are currently some of the most popular colours to decorate with. We’ve written a blog post on the emerald colour trend here. We definitely recommend mixing green into your living room palette if you’ve got a dark or chocolate brown sofa like this Chloe Sofa. Even if it’s just foliage or vases, the colours really compliment each other.
So whether you’re going for the sleek gorgeous greys, glamorous metallics, classic knits or throwing them all in, get inspired and remember to have fun with it!
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