When looking for interior inspiration this autumn-winter season we’ve cast our eye to the world of fashion. It’s no secret that the styles seen on the runway directly impact the styles seen within interiors. In this blog, we show you how to recreate four fashion trends in your home this autumn-winter season.
1. Saturation point
Colour is an instant mood-booster, and who doesn’t need a lift as the autumnal evenings close in? Primary colours were mixed and matched in designer collections from Jil Sander to JW Anderson, and the trick to translating this look into your home is to begin with small items of furniture and accent pieces. Beginning with accessories allows you to be brave and to play with different colour combinations. This trend should be about having fun after all! A vibrant-hued footstool will add a pop of personality to a television room, while cushions in saturated shades will breathe new life into a neutral sofa. Or try mixing two or three richly-coloured dining room chairs with plain ones for a unique aesthetic. Explore your inner creative by grouping together three or four vases of different shapes, sizes and colours for an original display. Artwork is also an easy and effective way to brighten up your home. Creating a gallery wall of colourful prints can have enormous impact.
1. Otto 2.5 Seat Sofa in Taupe Brushed Linen Cotton by Sofa.com
2. Wona 5.5Cm Tufted Round Pouffe with Ottoman by Wayfair
3. Kubistika - 'A Thousand Birds' Framed Print, 56 x 46cm, Yellow by John Lewis & Partners
4. Lorenzo Mustard Yellow Faux Leather Chrome Dining Chairs by Furniturebox
5. Julius Set of 2 Velvet Cushions, 59 x 59cm, Burnt Orange by Made.com
6. Aalto Vase - H 16 cm by Iittala Red by Made in Design
On the international runways, chintzy florals brought a country-style charm to shows from Acne Studios to Ulla Johnson – think traditional Laura Ashley and Liberty-style prints. Whether on the catwalk or in your home, this trend is rooted in feelings of nostalgia and a craving for comfort. The former can be found in vintage-style furniture with an upcycled feel and antique delftware – the kind that reminds you of tea and cake at your nan’s – while the latter is achieved by layering textures – baby-soft throws with crochet cushions and tactile woods mixed with natural materials. Cottage garden-style prints adorn everything from candle holders and ornaments to antique-style photo frames.
1. Avildsen Armchair by Wayfair
2. Silver Picture Frame by Grace & Grey
3. Chateauneuf 2-Drawer Chest of Drawers by The French Bedroom Company
4. Chunky Knit Throw by Wayfair
5. Heart Ceramic Candle Holder Grey 8Cm By Lesser & Pavey by Roov
6. Meadow Ditsy Yellow Cushion Yellow by Dunelm
3 Luxe redux
After a year of lockdown and loungewear, designers were in the mood to celebrate. Valentino, Dries Van Noten, Isabel Marant and Ashish, among many others, took a no-limits approach to luxury with lashings of sequins, diamanté, metallics and embellishments. Having spent so much time indoors over the past year, it’s not surprising that this spirit of joyful opulence is making its way into our homes too. Take inspiration from boutique hotels by incorporating sumptuous fabrics into your interiors scheme – velvets, cashmere, chenille and silk – then build up the aesthetic with Art Deco-style furniture and 1920s-style patterns like zigzags and chevrons. Layer rugs over carpets and blankets over bedspreads for a truly luxurious feel.
1. Mirrored Rectangular Dining Table with 4 Verona Dining Chairs in Grey Velvet with Chrome Legs - Paris by Lifestyle Furniture
2. Chloe Chesterfield Grey Plush Fabric Armchair by Oak Furniture Superstore
3. Faversham Velvet Cushion with Filling by Wayfair
4. Grey Faux Fur Blanket 130x170 by Maisons du Monde
5. Velvet Rug Yellow by Dunelm
6. Cambridge Modern Gold Chrome Metal & Sky Blue/Grey Velvet Upholstered Luxury Bench by Furniturebox
From shades of khaki to granny smith, green was the most dominant colour on the autumn/winter catwalks this year. A shade associated with rebirth and renewal, freshness and vitality, designers used it to signal a new, more hopeful, post-pandemic era. At home, this trend extends to include house plants and botanical motifs. In the same way that we brought the indoors out during lockdown, we’re now inviting the outdoors in in an attempt to imbue our interior spaces with a fresh energy and vibrancy. Try colour-blocking different shades of green within one area; for instance, invest in a coloured bed frame – try a soft shade of sage or teal if in a small space – then dress with botanical-print bed linen and fern-hued blankets. Another way to layer shades of green is by staggering shelving in the same area so creepers and trailing plants can cascade down the wall. Clustering spider and snake plants together on a side table will also help to achieve a beautifully abundant effect.
1. Vienna Sage Ashley Double Bed Frame by Furniturebox
2. Evie Duvet Cover Set by Wayfair
3. 2 Artificial Foliage Plant Set by Wayfair
4. Green Cotton Blanket 180x240 by Maisons du Monde
5. Slumber Shaggy Rug Green by Dunelm
6. Spring Green Cube Bench Wool Line by bombinate
We hope our highlight of runway trends making an appearance in home interiors has inspired you for this autumn-winter season.
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