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The autumn interior trends to know now

As the nights draw in, we round up the top autumn interior trends to look out for now.

As the nights draw in and the leaves start to turn, autumn brings with it a desire for all things comforting and cosy. It’s a notion reflected in the home with this year’s autumn interior trends emphasising colour, embracing bygone eras and adding a plushness with layers. These are the interior trends to try out now.

 

Sustainability

As we become increasingly aware of how our daily lives impact the environment, designers are turning their attention to how we can implement more environmentally-friendly features into our homes. Sustainability is being seen across the industry with the use of natural materials like wood, sustainable fabrics and alternatives such as animal-free leather and pieces that are entirely recycled or upcycled. But it’s not all muted hues; brands are investing heavily in their sustainable lines, finding smart ways to create colour pops with natural dyes and processes. Here’s to bringing the outdoors in.

PICTURE CREDIT: Rust Collections Grand Duke Round Table, from £1,250.00; rustcollections.co.uk

 

Layered Rugs

Rugs are one of the simplest ways to update a home, especially during this time of year when they’ll transform light and airy summer decors into cosy, texture-rich environments for the new autumn season. For an even bigger impact, layering rugs is where the real magic happens. Play with different textures and patterns to create an aesthetic that looks somewhat thrown together but is instantly chic.

 

Lamps

As the nights draw in, lighting becomes a crucial focus in interior design - and it’s one of the easiest things to get right. Interesting lamp fixtures instantly create a warm and welcoming environment. Use lamps instead of traditional overhead lighting to add cosiness to corners, while at the same time, introducing different materials and designs to your living space with creative shades and shapes.

 

Feeling Blue

This season, the emphasis is on colour and creating a cosy, comforting scheme. Peacock blue is a bold look that can be easily managed by pairing it with a lighter colour like millennial pink, soft golds or greys. Go all out with a peacock blue sofa offset fresh blooms or a blousy floral cushion. Alternatively, you could dip a toe into the trend and still add depth with dark blue curtains or tableware.

 

Modern Retro

Broadly encompassing styles from the 1950s onwards, retro design means different things to different people. This nostalgic trend can take in everything from mid-century Scandinavian furniture and the scalloped shapes of Art Deco, to curvy mod Sixties styles to the bold earth-toned patterns of the 1970s. If it’s a classic from a bygone era, it’s big news. Mustards, tans, deep greens and teals will instantly give your home a retro feel, as will graphic prints, velvet, wood and buff leather.

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