In the 1700s, the King of Sweden gave Versailles style a Scandi twist, with muted colour and minimal flourish. Fast forward to 2011 and this trend is just as fresh, with new pieces at the pared-back end of opulent.
Ideal in the dining room, classic Gustavian style marries simple decoration with a sturdy build, for longevity in style as well as function – just like these chairs, made modern in green.
Bonde chairs in Nordic Green, from £625 each; upholstered in white linen, £36 per m; Rustic Concrete candleholder, £69; all Nordic Style.
Tactile tweeds and chunky weaves get fresh energy when used in exciting unexpected ways.
Layer checks of different scales in soothing greys and rich purples to build up a cosy mood in the bedroom. Make an instant impression on a sculpted headboard by choosing an unexpected classic blanket pattern.
Elegant curves, sexy sparkle and a soft palette – the hallmarks of between-the-wars glamour still inspire today with this luxurious trend.
Today’s best-dressed living rooms wear velvet for texture, acrylic for sparkle and shots of sophisicated colour to add contemporary glamour.
Enter the realms of fantasy and embrace the surreal with on-trend pieces that mix hi-tech craftsmanship with imaginative flights of fancy.
A ready-made architectural feature draws on traditional plasterwork, but conceals some 21st century dangers amid the fruit – and provides an edgy wonderland for displaying curiosities in the hallway or living room.
Discover more of our autumn/winter decorating trend predictions at our Home Fashion Week hub.