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Autumn trends for the home

Despite the promises a few months ago of an Indian summer that would last well into October, the weather has most definitely switched to autumn mode. The leaves are changing to hues of orange and brown, the mornings are brisk and we all seem to be longing for evenings sat on the sofa beneath a blanket.

So, when it comes to interiors, just what are this autumn’s hottest trends? Here’s our rundown on what all the experts, influencers and bloggers are saying are the five biggest trends for the home.


Image credit:  Dulux

Spiced Honey

Dulux have announced their Colour of the Year for 2019, which is entitled Spiced Honey. Aside from sounding delicious, Spiced Honey is a rich, pale caramelly hue that seems to perfectly embody the colours of Autumn. Being warm and neutral it’s the perfect shade to create a relaxed and cosy atmosphere so would work great in an entrance hallway, living room or study.

The dark side

As the days draw in you might think it wise to fill your home with bright colours to combat the darkness of the long evenings throughout autumn and winter. However, dark colours are tipped to be a popular choice, and why not? Adding rich, dark shades to your home creates a cosy and elegant atmosphere.

Go for blacks, deep browns and even heavy purples. Very dark colours work particularly well on furniture with black tables seeing a current surge in popularity.


Image credit:  THE OLD CINEMA

‘The global nomad’

How well travelled are you? Have you just got back from Northern Asia, or does your commute leave you feeling homesick? Either way, be aware of the ‘global nomad’ theme.

This trend, as identified by Idealhome, seeks to create rooms with a range of eclectic global influences. It’s all about the combination of textures, materials and patterns from different cultures. Think a living room with a Scandi-inspired chunky knit wallhanging sat next to some Indian embroidery.

Sustainability

It’s one of the words that rests on everyone’s lips these days, from what we eat, to what we wear and now it has crept into how we decorate our homes. According to Ikea A/W lookbook sustainability is this year’s biggest trend. But just what does that actually mean? Well, it’s all about using natural materials where possible and preferably recycled ones at that. Look for natural cottons, environmentally friendly materials such as bamboo and reclaimed timber.


Image credit: Furniture Choice Ltd

Thinking of improving your home this autumn?

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