Have you fully embraced autumn?
I’m sure you’ve switched from salads to soups and stews. You’ve likely swapped a chilled château d’esclans Rosé for a soul-warming red wine. And your flip flops and flimsy t-shirts are probably packed away in favour of fluffy socks and cosy jumpers. But what have you done to get your home prepped for the colder seasons?
If the answer is nothing, read on for the ultimate autumn home interiors refresh.
Sumptuous velvet lives on
Does sumptuous velvet ever go out of fashion? Probably, but I can’t for the life of me think why. There isn’t a more luxurious fabric than velvet. Velvet upholstery, velvet cushions and velvet drapes all bring a luxuriously sensual, warming and a comfort-invoking sense to any interior. The comfort-invoking bit may seem peculiarly out of sync with the luxurious nature of velvet, but somehow velvet is a plush textile that seems to deliver it all.
Here’s a perfect example of comfort and grandeur in equal measure.
Image Source: Pfeiffer Design
Fabulous floral prints
Oversized florals are on trend in the home. I absolutely love these velvet statement floral cushions by M&S. They are gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. If you are feeling brave, how about rocking a wall in your living space with one of these gorgeous floral wallpapers by MuralsWallpaper. Corsage, Herbaceous and Havana are my faves. But, top of the bill has to be Upper Brook Street Minuit wallpaper by Little Greene. I’m in love.
Image Source: Little Greene
Wallpaper by Floral prints feature in the fashion industry’s autumn statement too. Oh how I love Erdem’s floral embroidered cape. Would that double as a mini-throw I wonder?
Bring in bold hues
On trend for the autumn season are black and gold. Navy is BIG. Farrow & Ball’s Paisley wallpaper in Stiffkey blue and off-black is to die for and is perfect for bringing the on-trend colours and prints into your living space. Choose a feature wall, or to hell with it, go mad and adorn every wall in your favourite living space. It’s cool, it’s elegant, it fits with the autumn trends and boy does it look good. If I had that wallpaper I’d become a hermit.
If none of those colours tickle your fancy, romantic shades are also making a big splash in interiors, so there’s no need to feel boxed in by bold colours if they aren’t your thing. Soft coral peach is on trend, easy to pair and muted enough for those not inclined to go bold with colour in the home.
Gin cocktails anyone?
If you haven’t yet purchased a drinks’ trolley it’s high time you did. The trend for cocktail hour and vintage drinks trolleys has been around for a while now, and it’s going nowhere. The drinks trolley is still a key piece of furniture to add to your home. To revive, simply change up your cocktail offerings and your home entertaining prop becomes instantly valued again.
Image Source: Vinterior.co
An antique tea trolley offering gin cocktails is a must this autumn. Check out Vinterior or Etsy for some fine drinks trolleys. Why gin? Didn’t you hear? Gin is the ultimate modern tipple. Here are 3 gin cocktails that will keep you warm through autumn and winter.
Sophisticated smoked glass
Glass furnishings (table tops, coffee tables, lamps, side tables) often surface in home interior trends. This time around it’s smoked glass that is making an appearance. Probably the last time smoked glass was big was in the seventies. In revival, a splash of smoked glass here and there looks interesting and refined. Be careful not to overdo it though as you will lose the subtle elegance it brings.
This trend offers a great way to bring something current into the home without too much outlay. There are lots of smoked cut glass pendant lamps out there that are chic and affordable. Even a simple smoked-glass cotton wool jar in the bathroom will bring a touch of elegance and style.
Crittall-style doors, shower enclosures and room dividers
The Crittall-style door trend has exploded in 2018. Crittall-style doors have the ability to look art-deco or industrial, depending on the context in which they are placed. Crittall is everywhere. If you are updating your shower enclosure, think black surround, not chrome. If you are feeling brave and love a DIY challenge you can get reclaimed Crittall windows and room dividers from English Salvage Ltd.
That’s it. I hope you feel inspired to pretty-up your interior in time for winter. Snug evenings in will feel so much better.