1. OVERSIZED FLORALS
This is a really lovely trend – who doesn’t love flower prints and on a large scale? Look out for big blousy designs that have a pre-Raphaelite style and you’ll find them on cushions, bedding and as murals (shown here). Keep the rest of the look simple, so the florals become the star and pick out key colors to accessorize with.
2. MODERN NETURALS
This is a combination of different elements that creates a beautiful and simple look with the emphasis on natural-looking furniture. As Kate Butler, head of design at Habitat, explains: ‘Here there’s been a focus on stripped timbers, wood grain and a return to simple, natural patinas and materials within furniture.’ Team this with gently patterned crockery, soft grey chairs and a neutral block colored textured rug to complete this calming trend.
Although we had gold as a trend back in spring/summer, it’s still very much here and you’re going to see even more of it this season! So how about using it in a different form instead of as an accessory? Yes, that’s right – GOLD carpet, and isn’t it fabulous, especially with this Mid-Century modern furniture?
4. JET BLACK
Fans of monochrome will adore this trend. It’s all about the accessories – and they need to be black. But if you’re not a massive fan of large amounts of black you can make this trend work by using small blocks here and there. Like this beautiful beaded pendant, console and shelving unit. Combine this look with tactile pieces and white to balance it out.
5. ALL THE PINKS
Dusty, old fashioned pinks are all the rage for autumn which is a perfect antidote to the usual rusty tones we see, and as it’s such an easy-on-the-eye color it’s simple to apply to our homes. We asked Karen Thomas, head of design at Home at Marks & Spencer to explain this trend: ‘Adding warmth and color to your home, these tones will work especially well alongside metallic, contemporary greys and the new wave of darker neutrals. If you’re feeling bold, go for statement upholstery in vibrant pink velvet or for a more understated look try painterly florals and layer textures and fabrics to add interest.’
5. TACTILE KITCHENS
Kitchens are undergoing a change, no longer are they simply all about one style of units, a worktop and a complementary splash back. This new and exciting trend is all about mixing it up – different textures sat next to each other, contrasting in both color and touch. ‘A sleek quartz work surface with an integrated solid wood chopping board or dark cabinetry against a clean marbled splash back, makes for an eye-catching space, and one that is full of character,’ says Daniela Condo, designer at Life Kitchens.