Trends are a funny old thing, here one minute and gone the next. Rather than chasing fleeting fads, we prefer to invest in the trends that we know will have longevity. This season, we’re concentrating on five of the top interior trends for Autumn/Winter 2016/17 that we know will stand the test of time. We’ve selected one overall look, one metal, one material, one colour and one ambiance that we think you’ll all want to introduce into your homes as the seasons change. Read on to discover our favourite interior trends for the season ahead.
We’re obsessed with the Danish concept of hygge, and believe that the key to keeping upbeat throughout the colder months is to create a warm, friendly and comfortable ambiance in your home. Do as the Danes do and encourage your friends and relatives to come together in your home by creating a cosy and welcoming ambiance. Plenty of throws, cushions, blankets and rugs will help to warm up any interior, whilst candles and lanterns provide soft lighting. Remember that hygge isn’t just about the visual aesthetic of your home, it’s as much to do with having a positive attitude, inviting company into your home and ensuring that the conversation flows naturally.
Moving on from the abundance of grey and navy walls that we’ve seen over the past 12 months, a lick of green paint is set to be the hue of the next season. Darker greens are more on trend, but soft sage shades are a great way of embracing the trend if your room needs to be kept lighter. If you’re renting or don’t fancy painting the walls, opt for statement pieces of green furniture, green curtains or green accessories.
Think palm leaves, bamboo prints and an abundance of green should be reserved for summer interiors? Think again! This Autumn/Winter, we’re taking a walk on the wild side and unleashing a dark & sophisticated urban jungle into your homes. Paint your walls a dark hue of grey or green, add an abundance of plants (real or faux) and opt for prints that remind you of the rain forest. Pale wooden furniture, sheepskin throws and hints of brass help to lift the look. Don’t forget to add a cheeky monkey lamp into the mix!
Velvet is everywhere for Autumn/Winter 2016/17! From the catwalks to your home, this sumptuously soft luxurious fabric is the essential material of the season. Our range of elegant velvet sofas and armchairs fit in beautifully, providing on-trend pieces of furniture that will be beloved for years to come. Opt for a rich emerald green to tick off two trends at once, soft grey if you’re not keen on colour, or vibrant mustard to create a real statement.
Add a touch of class to your home with this season’s hottest metal. Moving on from last season’s infatuation with copper, brass is the perfect choice for warming up your interiors. Embrace the trend subtly by opting for brass detailing and finishes on pieces of furniture or create a statement with bold brass accessories.