“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home”
– Edith Sitwell
The nights are drawing in, the temperature is dropping, so it’s time to spend more time indoors. With that in mind we have picked out our favourite Autumn/Winter Trends for 2017 to inspire your interior design.
‘Considered is a mature and sophisticated palette of soft, muted tones that celebrate the fluidity of colour.
Frosted blues and faded hues of purple and pink are separated by hard lines and geometric shapes. The softness of the palette contrasts with this sharpness to create a beautifully modern aesthetic, one of restrained elegance.
A clean and contemporary trend, Considered can be interpreted onto a single, statement wall or entire room.’
Source: Crown Paints
2. Colour Blocking
‘If you can’t choose a single colour for a room why not opt for a selection?
This ‘colour blocking’ trend is the perfect antidote to the winter blues and you can pick several contrasting shades together for extra impact. Here, the floor is kept white for balance and the grey throws also act as neutral tone to stop the colours from overpowering the space.
Team with accessories in single colours like these charming side tables.’
3. Blousy Wallpaper
‘Floral wallpaper is back with a vengeance, not small ditsy designs, but beautiful, big prints in pretty tones of blush, dove grey, and emerald will add a romantic element to your room.
‘People want their homes to feel truly unique and special,’ says Abigail Watson, Creative Director at 1838 Wallcoverings.
‘Wallpaper adds personality, colour and textures to a room and with such a wonderful range of innovative and inspiring designs available wallpaper offers drama and impact, a great way to transform interiors and reflect personal style.’
4. Brass is Back
‘Want to freshen up a room without having to completely strip back and redecorate from the ground up? Meet brass: your perfect ‘accent’ trend. Cold, harsh metals such as ‘clinical’ chrome and silver are out, and warm reflective brass is in. Use the warm metal sparingly to create a chic, modern vibe and avoid brass over-kill to avoid any possibility of creating a cheap look.
Struggling to know how to integrate the metal into your home? Lighting and accessories are a great place to start and the metal is perfectly paired with the forest evergreen trend discussed earlier to create the perfect mixture of industrial-chic and homely comfort.’
5. Luxe Deco
The velvet revival shows no signs of slowing down – we’ve still got a crush on all things plush. This season, accent a key piece with statement metallic accessories and deco inspired prints to dial up the drama.
Source: House of Fraser