This year has been a strange one for us all, we cannot quite believe that it’s already October! As the seasons change and the weather gets colder it can only mean: duvet days, pumpkin spice lattes and seasonal decorating. Autumn is the cosiest season and I don’t know about everyone else but I see this as the ideal time to cosy up my living space. Here are some trends and to inspire your interior this Autumn.
The lockdown in Spring prompted a new way of life for many and inspired the ‘Cottage core’ aesthetic. If you haven’t heard of ‘cottage core’ it is very similar to shabby chic but with a more rural focus, many people have turned to skills and crafts such as sewing, baking, foraging, pottery and more. To master this trend, stick to natural materials such as stripped wood, ceramics, and woollen details in simple earthen tones.
Sustainability is taking a spotlight now as people become much more mindful and aware of where things come from. The easiest way to keep your décor sustainable is to shop second hand. Sites like gumtree, eBay and even Facebook marketplace can be great for finding second-hand gems. If you do not feel like trawling through second-hand sites, opt for sustainable materials such as timber, pine, and bamboo – which all have low environmental footprints. For soft furnishings, go for cotton, linen, or wool that is ethically sourced. One of the key aspects of a sustainable home is to keep it clutter free, which not only looks good, but is good for mental health (tidy house, tidy mind!)
Autumn is the perfect time to add a pop of colour to your décor, the best way to do this without a paint job is by adding throws, cushions, rugs and even table runners. For this season, red and orange hues are a sure-fire way to add warmth to any room, this year dark blues and forest greens are bang on trend. Another good way to incorporate colour is to pull out prints and accessories that fit your seasonal colour scheme.
We have all gotten used to the indoor lockdown drinks this year, and we say now is the time to invest in a home bar. If you are looking for a more Gatsby style, opt for a bar cart or drinks trolley to go in your reception rooms when guests are round, or If you prefer a more rustic feel and have lots of out door space, a pub shed may be the way to go!
The final trend that is popping up everywhere at the minute (and are loving!) are the combination of yellow, orange and red tones perfect for the colder seasons, paired with 70’s esque curved or sculptural furniture. Vintage pieces can be quite pricey but with the 70’s style re emerging many retailers are producing pieces that fit the trend.