The best of the highstreet Autumn Winter trends: World Traveller

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

living room with sofaset with cushions

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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

bedroom with printed bedding set

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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


living room with rug on floor

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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 in gold with black colour

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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

cushion with printed black colour

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Geo jacquard cushion in Mono, £20, Next

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

tray top bedside table in cream colour

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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

black white with orange patterned vase

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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

rug with geometric pattern prints

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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 with ring holder

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Silver lantern, £12, George

Ethnic influence Go global with this kilim-patterned chair

wooden armchair with printed cushions

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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

cereal bowl with white and black pattern prints

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