With the nights drawing in and the leaves turning multiple shades of gold, we’re digging out our boots and scarves for crisp winter walks, returning to hunker down in front of the fire. What better time to cosy up indoors and inject some autumn tones and textures to bring some warmth and brightness into your interiors?
Here are our top tips for introducing this year’s autumn colour and pattern trends into your home:
We’re loving one of the new key colour trends of this autumn/winter – peacock blue. Introduce it to your interiors by way of furniture, curtains or accessories. House Beautiful suggests combining it with lighter hues such as millennial pink to avoid the blue becoming too overpowering. We love this blue velvet Coltman armchair from My Furniture from £449.99, which is bang on trend with its brushed brass finish, shown off at its best here against a pale oyster backdrop – this autumn’s new neutral.
We’re happy to say mustard is still here. We think this warming shade of yellow is the perfect way to inject some colour and cosiness this autumn/winter. This cotton Rambla bedspread from Soho Home (of Soho House fame) features in the bedrooms of their High Road House in Chiswick. Priced at £145, it features a quilted geometric design, which ties in neatly with this year’s trend for using multiple textures in the home.
We agree with LuxDeco that it wouldn’t be autumn without a nod to tartan. This classic pattern brings a touch of country house style to interiors. Introduce subtle touches of Highland chic with cushions, throws or blinds in your living room or bedroom. We’re rather taken with this Fraser Damson blind from Blinds 2Go (from £40.75) whose grey plaid design is lifted with this season’s damson and lilac tones. To bring this classic look right up to date, mix it up with the current ‘pattern on pattern’ trend.
LoveProperty.com recommend you get ahead this autumn with this gorgeous ‘Bloomsbury’ wallpaper – Graham & Brown’s wallpaper of the year for 2020. It celebrates the ethos of fine art and is a beautiful blend of old and new, with a vintage design in a contemporary colour palette. Pictured here in the Neo Mint colourway, why not bring it bang up to date for autumn with bed linen or accessories in mustard, deep bottle green and blush pink (Graham & Brown have issued four contrasting paint colours to match).
This season, purple has walked straight off the catwalk and into our homes. If you just fancy a fleeting flash of purple to warm up your interiors, we think you can’t beat this Foxglove Linen Jewel blind designed by Tuiss for Blinds 2Go (from £23.25). Purple looks fabulous combined with deep greens, rose pinks and shades of grey. Bring out the purple with a few added cushions, a lampshade or rug.
Multiple shades of green pair beautifully with pale pink and bring a lighter touch to gloomier days. We’re delighted to see this year’s trend for botanical and palm prints continuing through AW19. With this in mind, Cole & Son have given their iconic Palm Leaves design a colour makeover with plaster pink and mint.
House Beautiful picks up on the AW19 trend for black furniture. Make the ‘little black chair’ your new statement piece. We’ve spotted this 20th century French design Renoir dining table and chairs from My Furniture (from £739.99). This blackened steel set also features authentic reclaimed wood, meaning each piece is unique and also fits into the much-needed trend for sustainable furnishings. Soften the look with textured rugs and pink tableware.
Japanese design elements are featuring as a stand out trend this autumn/winter. Combine it with the longstanding Scandi trend to achieve a charming blend of Japanese minimalism and rustic simplicity. Use a calming colour palette of soothing neutrals and muted blues, greens and greys along with accents of richer shades such as emerald, rust, indigo and teal. Woods include light Scandi-style and Japanese-style black wood and laquerware. Ideal Home showcases the Japandi trend with this Bamboo floor lamp from H&M Home (from £79.99).
Metallics bring an understated touch of glamour to this year’s AW season. We love this Anta Gold Coffee Table from My Furniture (from £299.99). Its distinctive geometric shape has been inspired by classical Greek architecture. Featured here with the dove grey Melville Swivel Chair (£314.99) – also available in blue, green and blush pink – and Alto floor lights (£129.99).
Picking up on the aforementioned trend for all things ‘Japandi,’ we love that Maisons du Monde has used the warm red of the Azuki bean this Autumn/Winter to complement forest green, black, light woods and rattan to bring an incredibly cosy feel to your interiors. Cushion covers start from £9. Dulux Swedish Berry paint is similar to the colour pictured here.
Article Written by Sara Chardin