The autumn leaves brushing your boots as you wander to the train station with a cup of hot coffee on your way into town. You get to the platform and watch as the warm glow from the sun glistens over the trees in the distance.
The reality is usually quite different, usually involving me running somewhere, slipping on wet leaves trying to hold a luke warm coffee whilst my umbrella flips inside out from the torrential rain. Still, I do love the changing of the season and an excuse to dig out the knits for myself and the house!
Here is a bit of inspiration for the upcoming season.
Interior colours for Autumn/Winter
The colours this season are a mixture of earthy warm tones like the Dulux colour of the year – spiced honey, teal and rust.
Neutral colours continue to emerge as a trend but it is a shift away from grey and more towards nude shades. My favourite new colour from the Farrow and Ball range is School House White. Gold also looks like it isn’t going away anytime soon (phew).
5 of my favourite trends this season
- Shells – They have featured heavily on the catwalk and there are lots of nods to them in homeware too. If you like this trend but aren’t quite commited to the little mermaid look at home opt for something as subtle as a shell shaped spoon or go all out with a scalloped shaped headboard!
- Crittal Style – if you have ever been tempted to knock down a door and open up your living space then crittal style doors could just be for you. If you aren’t in a place to knock down walls but you love the look you could opt for shelving or a mirror in the style. I absolutely love the Vittsjo range from Ikea which offers great value for money for the style!
- Nude – neutral has shifted towards more nude shades and away from Grey. Textures are the key here from freshly plastered walls to dried pampams (my new obsession).
- Mermaid tiles – tile porn is a thing people. If you are after something a little different this could be just the ticket. There are some incredible examples out there to get you inspired. I have added just some of the great examples to my Pinterest board here.
- Velvet – this trend is not set to go anywhere for a while. Statement pieces like sofas, armchairs and headboards are a great way to incorporate the trend but so are smaller furnishings like cushions! H&M do some great ones!