It might feel like we’re hardly out of winter yet – let alone into spring! – but the fashion world is already looking forward to Autumn/Winter 2016. Earlier this month the world’s trendiest people descended onto the streets of London, and the catwalks were decked out with all the most cutting edge trends.
You know we’re all about keeping your home stylish and on trend at Oak Furniture Land, so we’ve put together a guide to channelling the best looks from London Fashion Week straight from the catwalk and into your home.
Read on for your front row preview into the latest décor trends…
1. All the trimmings
All across the catwalk shows, dresses, collars and bags were adorned in a flurry of frills, ruffles and feathers. Christopher Kane’s collection fluttered with an array of ostrich and marabou feathers while JW Anderson, Preen and more went bold with big and beautiful ruffles in an array of colours.
If your bedroom is influenced by shabby chic then this trend will work for you by incorporating ruffles into your accessories. Use ruffled pillows and throws over your bed or chair to soften and add a touch of femininity. Alternatively this lovely wall hanging by Little Dear adds a subtle touch of feathering and bead detail that will create a beautiful feature in any room.
2. Getting luxe
Good news for glitter fans! Luxury is the name of the game for Autumn/Winter 2016, with shimmering fabrics dominating the catwalk. From the subtle sheen of Peter Pilotto through to the metallic glitz of Julian McDonald, the season of shine is well on its way. Get ahead of the game and add a shimmer to your splash back to add a subtle sparkle to your kitchen or alternatively go metallic with your tiles for a luxe look in your bathroom. Need more inspiration? Check out our guide to mixing metals for a look of glittering glamour at home.
3. The rise of the romantics
We expect to see dark colours and rich fabrics in the Autumn/Winter shows, so a real surprise this year was the amount of pale delicate colours across the catwalks. Romantic pinks and ethereal blues were brought into the colder months with the help of heavier fabrics at Alexander McQueen, whilst Sophie Webster kept things ultra-girly with sheer fabrics and lots of lace. Perhaps this isn’t so surprising given Pantone’s recent naming of Rose Quartz and Serenity Blue as their Colours of the Year for 2016, which can easily be introduced into your home with our guide here. Alternatively, embrace soft romance in your home with a fresh lick of paint in this gorgeous pale lilac colour – a great backdrop for our Country Cottage range in soft cream.
4. Winter florals
In the warmer months, floral patterns are light and playful – but as the weather gets moodier, so do the prints. Sumptuous floral patterns in deep winter tones were everywhere on the catwalks – from Alie Archer’s bold embroidery, to Erdem’s regal luxury, to AV Robertson’s 3D crystalline flowers in delicate jewel hues. Introducing beautiful floral prints into your home isn’t difficult – you’re bound to have some in your home already – but be sure to choose rich tones and defined shapes in order to avoid looking dated. Adorn your walls with this LFW trend with this floral design wallpaper from Milton & King, or if you want a less dramatic look decorate your walls with an array of framed floral prints.
5. Crushed velvet
It’s been slowly creeping back in since the 90’s, but velvet is back – and it’s here to stay! From candy pink to inky black, the catwalks were a sea of velvet. A sumptuous and sophisticated look, velvet is a versatile fabric that can be used in a number of ways throughout the home. Sink into a sofa enveloped in a rich hued velvet, or bring add dark drama to any room in the house with the great selection from the natural curtain company.
6. Woolly ambitions
Cosy fabrics like sheepskin swept the catwalks of Chloé and Ralph Lauren and kept things neutral with soft lines and gentle shades. This trend is one that may not work for those summer months but, let’s face it, in the UK we’re never sure how much summer we’ll actually get! So it might be a staple you want to keep near by, just in case. For our best advice on decorating with sheepskin, check out the blog post we’ve put together here.
Whether you go dark and dramatic or floral and romantic, we want to see it! Send us your pics of how you’ll be styling up your furniture with these London Fashion Week trends by tweeting @OFLOakFurniture, or uploading them to our Facebook Page.
Any other tips and tricks? Let us know!