With the nights already drawing in, it's time to start thinking about preparing our homes for the coming season and the upcoming trends to look out for. Here at The Wooden Furniture Store, we've checked in with other interior bloggers and trawled Pinterest to bring you the top seven interior trends for this Autumn.
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We love velvet! Soft to the touch and so luxurious, this sumptuous fabric with its short dense pile and elegant finish is a must for autumn 2017. It can be used in so many ways - if you can't invest in a sofa, opt for some plain velvet cushions or a throw instead. A rich velvet fabric, is the perfect way to add texture, tactile coziness to a room and gives you the option to make a real statement and demonstrate your personal style. Choose from colours that are warm and welcoming, jewel tones work particularity well but be warned - velvet takes a little looking after!
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The cosy days of "Hygge" are well and truly over. This autumn, welcome the younger, cooler Scandinavian relative - Lagom. Not only is it far easier to pronounce, but Lagom is much easier to understand that the indescribable feeling of "cosiness". Lagom is deep-rooted in Scandinavian culture and is essentially about ‘less is more’, sustainability and being resourceful to create a better, happier and more balanced everyday life. In terms of decorating, keep the scheme calm and natural, focusing on materials from sustainable sources, small indoor plants and showing casing a few treasured objects with sentimental value.
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Along with new designs, shapes and furniture ideas for the home, a new season also brings in a new selection of colours which today are often influenced by the world’s biggest fashion designers. Right now, there's only one shade to be seen in your home - so say hello to Millennial Pink. Pantone naming Pale Dogwood as a hot colour in their Spring fashion report kick started the return to pink plus this colour trend coincides with a revival of Eighties styling. Millennial Pink is a mood-enhancing colour, it goes with everything and works in any room. Team it with creamy pastel tones, sky blue or smoky grey for a subtle colour pop.
Creating a relaxing retreat
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Feeling overwhelmed with your digital devices? Why not make a cozy, more intimate area in your home to serve as a tech-free sanctuary? Homes with nooks and places to retrieve are a trend this autumn as we react to our increasingly technological lives. Relaxed furniture and materials help the create the look from deep sofas with linen slip covers, to oversized love seats, day beds, soft sheepskins and chunky knit wool rugs.
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Ditch the metro tiles – geometrics and more intricate designs are hot this autumn. Mosaics are back and they come in an array of shapes, colours and sizes. They are a key trend and they're versatile too, as they can work in both modern and traditional settings. They can be as subtle or as statement-making as you want them to be, even the simplest white tiles can be used to create eye-catching effects such as herringbone or basketweave designs.
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If you can't choose a single colour for a room, why not opt for a selection? Colour blocking has dominated the catwalk and now it’s turning up in our homes, with bright, contrasting colours presented in a playful graphic way for an energetic look. This colour blocking trend is the perfect cure for winter blues and you can pick several contrasting shades that work together for extra impact. We love this Miami deco-inspired pastel geometric statement wall in moss, coral and grey-blue.
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Beautiful, big printed wallpaper in bold jewel tones will add a romantic element to a room. Wallpaper adds personality, colour and texture plus there are such a wonderful range of innovative and inspiring designs available. Wallpaper offers drama and impact and is a great way to transform interiors and reflect personal style.
We'd love to know you're favourites and which trends you think will work in your home this autumn?