The best of the highstreet Autumn Winter trends: World Traveller

  • We earn a commission for products purchased through some links in this article.
  • Designers are drawing inspiration from around the globe for eclectic chic

    Global fusion team clean-lined wooden furniture with hand-crafted finds and exotic artefacts

    Axel leather sofa, £1,999, Architect nesting coffee tables, £349; Mobile chandelier, £249; Kasbah wool rug, from £69; Telescoping table lamp, £129; similar cushions from £24, all West Elm

    LOVE IT This look is as laid-back as they come, mixing design inspiration from all over the world. It’s for the long-term, as it’s a style that can evolve over the years as your collections grow.

    USE IT Working well in any room of the house, this trend combines different shapes, textures and colours. It’s all about putting together mismatched furniture, accessories and artwork with different (or even clashing) colour, pattern and detail, so unify the diverse themes with a neutral, one-colour backdrop.

    DO IT YOUR WAY Incredibly versatile, this look can easily include things you already own to create your unique take on the trend. It’s a good way to showcase items brought back from abroad, so your home tells your personal story.

    Mood indigo Layer blues and use burnished metallics to add a touch of glamour

    Alhambra double duvet set, £60; foil cushion, £25; Oman antique brasspendant, £150; all Linea range, House of Fraser

    Desert chic Bring shades of the Wild West into your home

    Maxx leather chair, £350; Baskets, £106 for 3; Rivington table, £75; Shoreditch drinks trolley, £125; Tree hook, £195, rug, £95; all Rockett St George

    KEY ELEMENTS Natural materials: This look has a slightly boho or hippy vibe, so choose beaten leather, metal, wood and wool.

    Artisan aesthetic: Avoid the polished or ornate, and go for hand-crafted ceramics, woven fabrics and carved bowls.

    Folk pattern: Continue the look with Moroccan tile designs, ikat textiles and kilim rugs.

    Old and new: This trend is time-neutral, so mix modern pieces with mid-century or older for a ‘collector’ feel.

    Curated displays: It might look informal, but this look features visual ‘set pieces’, grouping items for impact.


    Kasbah cool
    This rattan basket not only looks good, but keeps dirty laundry out of sight, too.

    Silk Route laundry basket,
    Marks & Spencer

    All the trimmings
    Mix a monochrome geometric print with fun pompom detailing for a modern take on an Eastern design

    Geo jacquard cushion in Mono, £20, Next

    Top table
    Make an occasion of breakfast in bed with this handy tray-cum-table

    Flores tray-top bedside table in cream, £199, John Lewis

    Patterned piece This hand-crafted vessel is brought to life with a pop of rich burnt orange

    Zouch black, white and orange vase, £30, Habitat

    Rich tapestry Add a splash of colour and movement to a neutral scheme with this vibrant rug in a jazzy geometric pattern

    Elmas Kilim rose rug, £75, Urban Outfitters

    Riad chic Line up a series of these lanterns to create a gorgeous evening glow indoors or out

    Silver lantern, £12, George

    Ethnic influence Go global with this kilim-patterned chair

    Argyll armchair in Amiz Print Terracotta (H85cm x W72cm x D90cm), £999, Marks & Spencer

    Bowled over Make this bowl part of your kitchen collection, on its own or as part of a set

    Blossom Fluff cereal bowl, £11.50, Nordal range, MiaFleu

    All the latest from Ideal Home