From marble to florals, these catwalk-inspired interiors trends will keep your home in vogue
Just as the catwalks for AW16 were full of pastel colours and decidely unseasonable florals, our homes will continue the love affair with pale pink on walls, furniture and accessories. The fact that it goes so beautifully with a dark blue can’t hurt its street cred, but don’t use this simply as an accent colour. Layer up the powder pinks as you would a neutral for the new way to do this well-established parlour trick, Dulux’s Pale Peony is dreamy.
Even as designers show their collections for Spring/Summer 2017, there are still plenty of looks shown at New York Fashion Week that fit for Autumn and some that even transcend the seasonal shift, such is their current status in the style stakes. One such trend that will not be going away is the ruffle – on sleeves, off the shoulder tops, skirts, dresses and bags. Bring a little whimsy into the living room with a colourful ruffle-edged cushion, try this linen cushion from Not On The High Street for £32.50.
Pared-back 1970s Prairie
Fashion loves a comeback and the 1970s trend is still making waves with flares, bell sleeves and platform sandals dominating the fash pack’s wardrobe this summer. As we move into Autumn/Winter we’ll see fringing, velvet and corduroy in rich colours warming up our living rooms for the colder months. Take inspiration from the prairie with layers of warm blankets, bold Navajo-inspired patterns, leather and (faux) fur. Natural materials are integral to life on the trail so let wood grain, stone and rattan add texture to the scheme.
Check in on graphic pattern
Tartan, gingham, plaid – anything checked is definitely having a moment this autumn, using unusual colour combinations and experimenting with size to put a modern spin on timeless elegance. Combine large and small-scale checks in one look to get the high-fashion look in your decorating scheme. Monochrome has the added distinction of its association with Chanel and Dior and works beautifully with mid-century furniture. Zara Home have an abstract houndstooth chenille throw that will add an instant flash of monochrome pattern for £89.99.
Metallics and minerals
When designers Balenciaga and Jil Sander started sending marbled fabrics down the catwalk in AW15 it was clear that the interiors/fashion relationship had come full circle, but this season the designers have dug even deeper into metallics and minerals. Be inspired by malachite green, lapis blue and warm red agate to add shimmer and depth of colour to your living room. Mix and match high shine copper accessories with swirls of iridescence to create a luxe look that will glow through the darker months. Gold and brass are the safe better for those in the know, check out our Golden Age trend for key buys this season.
Even before Dulux announced Denim Drift as their Colour of The Year, blue was already one of the hottest colours in the fashion palette. Bring grown up glamour to a modern living room scheme with different shades and textures. An inky night sky wall mural creates a dramatic focal point for this space, framed with a hanging backrest, bench seating and graphic cube shelving. A quirky neon light is the perfect finishing touch in this ode to indigo.
Decadent fabrics and macabre motifs were strong themes at Altuzarra and Michael Kors Collection. Match the gothic mood in your décor with dark florals, sombre stripes and a bold black and brown colour scheme. Play with contrasting patterns to keep the scheme on the right side of dramatic and opt for neutral accents to lighten the mood. Striped back walls and floors show the passage of time and add to the historical feel of the scheme. House of Hackney are your go-to suppliers of the most decadent dark florals, try the Tulipa pattern in off black.
Into the Woods
Animal prints, fur trim and cute creatures celebrate the magic of the autumn woodland. Tap into this beautiful seasonal look with a forest floor palette, natural textures and chunky wooden furniture cretaes a cosy country look. Pile a neutral linen sofa with knitted throws and comfortable cushions in rich autumn oranges and browns and accessorise with squirrels, foxes and owls for a truly wild feel. This Mr Fox rug at Scion is perfect for the look.
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