We know, Summer has come to an end and Autumn has fast approached us. It's that time of year to switch up your wardrobe, put your bikinis and swim shorts away and bring out the long coats, scarves and boots ahead of the chilly weathers yet to approach us. Fear not, as Autumn brings great vibes for our homes (oh and brings us that much nearer to Christmas!) But wait, before you start panicking, these ideas don't have to burn a hole in your wallet or make you work overtime. We can’t afford to renovate every time a new season approaches us, which is why we have rounded up the latest Autumn styles that will have your rooms looking warm and cosy for you to end your year in style!
Shades of Grey.
Shades of grey are still strong, with stoney tones being quite popular this season, the perfect way to bring just a touch of warmth into your home. From curtains to tables, or cushions and throws. It may sound like a camouflage situation but with these trends, you’ll definitely find a way to break up these neutral shades.
Take A Seat.
With our walls light, statement chairs and sofas in an inky colour makes a brilliant contrast. The light and simple qualities of Scandinavian and Nordic furniture is still every designers favourite look and can be styled and customised in so many different ways to give it an Autumn boost. This seasons trend is all about warming up the colder colours (whites, cream and greys) with texture, so a velvet sofa is certainly a head turner. Head over to Elle and find out how to perfect your velvet look to avoid replicating your Grandmother's living room. The La Pipe dining chairs by Artilleriet are also on our wish list!
Let’s Get Cosy.
Luxurious knits and plush textiles like fur is a great way to make a contemporary styled home more snug, House Beautiful gives us advice on how we can beat the autumn gloom and create that sumptuous feel, we particularly like the idea of mixing fur with opposites, 'If you have an overly modern space, throw a little faux fur on the wire chairs to give it that juxtaposition of contemporary with an inviting element. It makes it feel less cold,’ says Jessica McClendon, interior designer and founder of Glamour Nest.
To Print, Or Not To Print.
The tartan trend rears it head every so often and this time it’s back, but don’t worry, you don't have to turn your home into a highlands cottage. Just add a touch of it with a cushion or throw from notonthehighstreet.com. If this doesn’t convince you, Liberty of London have an exciting range of florals to choose from, which is also trending now, but we’re really loving Ikat and Kilim printed rugs from Urban Outfitters most of all!
Go Brass or Go Home.
The world of interior and fashion as we all know, borrows and shares ideas from each other and the metallics trend was no different. The metal trend is still a big thing in the world of interior design, find out how wood and metals (especially brass and copper) continue to stand out as the designer material of choice in the September edition of Maison & Objet Paris. Last year we had the addition of marble (which still looks great) but now we can replace or add wood too to get a pretty awesome combination. Though don't go crazy - marble and wood in small doses! Introduce candle holders, jars, boxes, trays and even printed accessories to the look too.
In keeping with the metallics theme, channeling some 20’s style only makes sense - almost reminiscent of The Great Gatsby. This trend has already won our hearts with its geometrics, angular shapes, and with streamlined furniture in single pieces can tie together this Autumn look with 1920’s style. We’re not saying you need a major overhaul, but why not consider a brass bed frame or a few mirrored or glass surfaces? We also still love Scandinavian design, but remember, with a touch of luxe in your life you can get that 'less is more' feel to your home.
Let There Be Light.
Candles are our absolute favourite thing this time of the year with the sun setting earlier everyday, there’s something quite intimate and charming about them. We suggest grouping different candles together on a tray, or on window sill, or larger ones on steps are a great place to display them.
As it gets colder outside, we’re going to be spending more time indoors by the fire, right? So let’s bring the outdoors in. House of Hackney have a range of different greens from whimsical to William Morris style prints. We really like the foliage collection and for those of us non gardeners, this is also an easier alternative to actual living plants.