That time of year is upon us when the days grow shorter and the nights get darker. With somewhat a lack of summer this last year, it seems that the sunny days are now behind us as we start to get ready for Autumn. The changing of season means that it’s time to start prepping our homes for coming cold periods ahead. From magnificent monochromes to cosy knits, we have put together some of the best trends to look out for in the coming months.
Similar to fashion trends, interiors this season are following suit as knits become a big trend for AW17. There is no better feeling than being warm and cosy on a cold miserable day so adding a touch of knitwear will add that friendly bit of texture that your home needs. Look to add knit material through soft furnishings such as scatter cushions, rugs or foot stools – this will transform your living room into a snug retreat for the whole family.
Darker, more traditional wooded oak colours are out in 2017 unlike we’ve seen over previous years and in its place, comes rattan. Rattan is a much more softer approach as opposed to solid woods and it offers much more versatility when it comes to colour schemes. In addition, rattan in the form of cane or wicker furniture adds a subtle texture to the room so make sure you opt for handwoven panels to catch the eye when guests enter your home.
If you’re struggling to pick the main colour for your room, why settle on just the one? In with a bang this AW, colour blocking is the perfect solution to people’s winter blues. You don’t have to commit to those traditional or overused colours, instead you can pick a selection of contrasting shades and marry them together for added effect. This trend can be hard to pull off so make sure you checkout some showrooms or blogs for inspiration – Pinterest is always a strong starting point.
The trend triumphed by retail giants Marks and Spencer this winter, we bring you monochrome. It’s all about bold stripes and eye-catching geometrics as we progress into the wet season. Always a strong, emotionless look, add accents of copper for warmth and infuse prints with a solid white background to create the perfect balance.
We’re Keen on Green
Investing in plants this winter is a must. We all know that houseplants are great all year round as they breathe some life into your home and in the winter this is no different. Mirror the appeal of summer freshness by adding plants in every corner of your home – it will help make up for the grey and bare view out of your window. Simply put, houseplants are the perfect way to add a decorative element to a home and more importantly, one of the most inexpensive trends to achieve. Why not try adding some big leaves with banana trees, or a pretty fringed fern palm or maybe even simple but sweet succulents in the bathroom to get started.