5 Autumn Interior Trends 2016

There are some things that will never go out of style: the colour black, neutral palettes, rustic wood, light spacious rooms - and although their formation and style can differ slightly, they are generally our basic building foundations for interior design. But as seasons come and go, the trends change to fit in with our cultural and social movements - inevitably altering our tastes and choices when it comes to decorating to our aesthetic preferences. So here is a little peep at some of the trends you’ll be expecting to see during the coming autumn months…

  1. Fifty Shades of…

You guessed it! Grey is the colour of the season for your interior - and it’s coming in all waves of shades; soft, textured, dark, light, metallic… They are the colours of our soon-to-be winter mornings. Consider layering smoky hues with nearly-black accents to create definition in a room - this palette works especially well in a living or lounge area where you want to create comfort with textured pillows and throws. Add an air of affluence with silver decorative ornaments such as candles, trays, photo frames, mirrors, coasters and table runners.

  1. Midnight Blues

If you’re more interested in creating an artsy-looking, affluent interior space, then opt for this season’s statement shade of midnight blue. Use it sparingly in your accessories; pillows, soft furnishings, decorative ornaments etc. or go for the full ‘wow’ factor and use it on your walls! Midnight blue looks spectacular with metallic accessories, particularly gold, to create a celestial or art-deco aesthetic.

  1. Knitted Soft Furnishings

If you’re a wiz with a knitting needle, now is your time to shine! Knits are not only good for throwing on your back to keep you warm and comfy, but they make beautifully cosy furnishings for in your home. Ideal for the lounge area or bedroom, thick cable-knitted pillows covers and blankets in neutral shades keep your environment looking homely and fresh. A perfect setting for this lovely trend would be covering rustic bed frames in layers of blush pink and cream cable knit blankets - imagine coming home from work and diving into that!

  1. Folk

Folk prints have been plentiful over our festival season, but the colourful floral patterns and embroidery is here to stay through out our winter - but this time with more of a Nordic influence. Sat upon black and navy backdrops rather than whites and creams, the large folk print takes on darker shades for our winter party season. Though there’s nothing wrong with keeping the blue and white folk prints flowing through your home to lighten it up a bit! After all, we’re still in September so there’s no rush to be dulling your rooms just yet.

  1. Handmade

Self taught DIY is still a massive thing for home interiors - if you have a skill set whether it be carpentry, stitching, painting or if you just have a knack for anything creative, then have a go at doing it yourself! The internet is swarming with tutorials and guides on how to do things simply and in the most cost effective way - so it’s ideal if you’re on a tight budget! Why not give these things a whirl: curtain drapes, cushions, hand painted drawers, wall displays and wooden photo frames, handmade tables and even sewing your own bedding!