A/W 2016 Interior Trends

Looking to decorate your home? Follow these tips from industry experts and trend forecasters to create a home that’s totally on trend! Believe me, these are 6 trends you don’t want to miss!

1.Retro Revival

Retro furniture is back in a big way, with a distinctly masculine, autumnal theme. Think mustards, olives and terracottas paired with earthy walnut wood. This style is versatile as it suits big rooms such as living and dining rooms but can be scaled down for offices or studies.

Try pairing mid century furniture with geometric patterned accessories (cushions and artwork)  to create an interesting scheme. Check out some pictures below for inspiration:

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“You don’t have to be a slave to the original Mid-Century look, add a fresh twist to this rich palette with pattern in fresh green tones”                                                     Nicky Philips, Decorating Editor, Ideal Home Magazine

Check out my product board below for inspiration:

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  1. Giant Stem Wallpaper, Orla Kiely
  2. Rowan Golden Smoke Pendant Lamp, Graham and Green
  3. Set of 3 prints, Etsy
  4. Alarm Clock, Houzz
  5. Mid Century Shelving, West Elm
  6. 1G Toggle Light Switch, Buster & Punch
  7. Chou Sofa Bed, Made.com
  8. Hicks’ Hexagonal Wallpaper, Cole & Son
  9. Splatter ceramics range, Habitat
  10. Heritage Parquet Flooring, Kersiant Cobb
  11. Reeve Oval Coffee Table, West Elm
  12. Amber Bubble Glass Vase, Omero


2. Scandi Simplicity

Create a calm cocoon with neutral colours and a combination of natural textures. This scheme works especially well in the bedroom, particularly when Winter is approaching! This clutter free look will work equally well in modern houses and cosy cottages.

Stick to a palette of relaxing greys and creams, natural woods, smooth leathers and luxurious furs. Avoid stark lighting and instead use scented candles to create a calming space for all your senses.

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“This look takes on elements of the wild and reintroduces hints of nature into the home, creating a sense of sophisticated calm”                                                          Malcolm Walker, Director of buying, Furniture Village

Check out my product board below for inspiration:Scandi Simplicity

  1. Large Slate Wallpaper in Charcoal, Wilko
  2. Sheesham Wood Pendant Lamp, Out There Interiors
  3. Graphic Marquetry, Maisons du Monde
  4. Swedine Charcoal Grey Cushion, Maisons du Monde
  5. Heythrop Oval Basket, Soho Home
  6. Kall White Faux Fur Cushion, Maisons du Monde
  7. Leather Sling Back Chair, French Connection
  8. Bronte Snowflake Throw, Black By Design
  9. Orilla Teak Stool, Maisons du Monde
  10. Grey Sheepskin Rug, Habitat
  11. Wood Effect Margareta Wallpaper, Ikea
  12. Bethan Baa Stool, Black By Design
  13. Abaya Ceramic Vase, Habitat


3. Vintage Glamour

Create a chic, feminine look with powdery pastels and glamorous metallic finishes. This trend gives a nod to classic Hollywood glamour with a modern colour palette, combining luxurious fabrics and geometric patterns.

Mirrored tables and button back chaises are perfect for bedrooms, whereas statement lighting, tub chairs and drinks trolleys are must haves for living rooms!

To perfect this trend, use softly curved silhouettes, scrolled arms and buttoned back furniture. Add a fun element with playful patterned wallpapers. For a dramatic touch, choose black gloss accessories with brass details.

Sweetpea & Willow Vintage Rose Berkley collection armchair £1495, antique mercury glass lamp £195, Eicholtz connor side table £1195   (5)(Credit: Apartment Number 4)

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“Put an opulent stamp on this style by adding statement lighting with a vintage gold finish. Look out for palm leaf pendants, pineapple table lamps and chic glass-and-metal lamp bases”                                                                                                                 Lisa Fazzani, Shopping Editor, Ideal Home

Check out my product board below for inspiration:Vintage Glamour

  1. Maya Geometric Wallpaper, Cole & Son
  2. Connie Pendant Light, Pooky
  3. Triangles Poster, Desenio
  4. Deco Wall Mirror, John Lewis
  5. Snakeskin Cushion, Zazzle
  6. Regency Pink Velvet Cushion, Habitat
  7. Velvet Chesterfield Armchair, Anthropologie
  8. Parterre Border, Cole & Son
  9. Drinks Trolley, Oliver Bonas
  10. Carat Kunzite Cabinet Knobs, Haute Deco
  11. Colours Marble Effect Floor Tile, B&Q
  12. Connor Side Table, Sweetpea & Willow
  13. Bardeaux Vase, Marks & Spencer


4. Heritage Prints

This elegant scheme is big on pattern and craftsmanship, celebrating the Arts and Crafts revival. Create a coherent scheme by matching patterns and similar shades, this trend is perfectly at home in a Victorian or Edwardian interior.

Upgrade the heritage theme with punchier colours or use animal motifs for a more whimsical feel. Group together succulents and display items in cloches and bell jars to channel a Victorian collector’s vibe.

Use Arts and Crafts influences, such as William Morris wallpaper or fabric to give the scheme an authentic feel. Painted wooden panelling and shaker style furniture are perfect partners for this look.

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“An oversized, velvet headboard will bring a sense of drama – opt for a smoky grey design, then introduce pattern on the walls”                                                                                  Adam Black, Co-Founder, Button & Sprung

Check out my product board below for inspiration:Heritage Prints.jpg

  1. Seaweed wallpaper, Morris & Co
  2. Greendrive Pendant Light, Pooky
  3. Chenille Bordered Rug, Next
  4. Wooden Scroll Finial, Laura Ashley
  5. Damask Cushion, George Home
  6. Navy Plain Velvet Cushion, John Lewis
  7. Comfy Floral Armchair, Out There Interiors
  8. Royal Garden Wallpaper, Cole & Son
  9. Wood And Glass Cloche, West Elm
  10. Mr. Hare Drawer Handle, Orchard Lane
  11. Eligna Homage Oak Natural Floring, Quick-Step
  12. Harris Tweed Storage Bench, John Lewis
  13. Raven Lamp by Abigail Ahern, Debenhams

5. Moroccan Touch

The Moroccan Trend is all about vibrant jewel colours and decorative patterns. Think rich pinks, dark purples, deep blues and punchy turquoises. Don’t be afraid to layer these colours together as that is the whole point of Moroccan Decor.

Use texture to add interest and energy too, experiment with different weaves, velvets and beaded or sequin fabrics. Moroccan tiles, persian rugs and ornate lanterns are a must have feature too.

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“There should be a sense of non-conformity. You can’t put everything straight in the room, it has to be more flowing and spontaneous”                                                                  Meryanne Loum-Martin, Interior Designer

Check out my product board below for inspiration:Moroccan

  1. Tile Wallpaper, Muriva
  2. Moroccan Pendant Lights, Houzz
  3. Gallery Algiers Mirror, Very
  4. Circle Base Candles, Flying Tiger Copenhagen
  5. Tile Embroidered Cushion, Anthropologie
  6. Pink Patchwork Tassel Cushion, Pimark
  7. Sebastian Corner Sofa, Harveys
  8. Hand-Tufted Berry Picker Rug, Anthropologie
  9. Alhambra Bone Front Frame, Linea
  10. Sanganeri Pouffe, Wayfair
  11. Reclaimed Chestnut Natural Flooring, Quick-Step
  12. Jonathan Charles Side Table, Sweetpea & Willow
  13. Bronze Moroccan Lantern, George Home


6. Tribal Trend

African influences are the key to nailing this scheme, use a range of clashing patterns and bold colours. The Ikat pattern is essential, try using it on cushions, bed linens and even wallpaper if you are brave enough! Beadwork and tassels are also common things to look out for.

This trend works particularly well with exposed brickwork and rustic wooden floorboards. Try this look in a bedroom or living room by piling up layers of patterned blankets and cushions and filling your shelves with traditional ceramics.

Be inspired by the rich colours of the African landscape by using earthy ochres, reds, oranges and yellows.

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“Layer block-printed textiles with embroidered cushions for a modern style inspired by tradition”                                                                                                                          Sue Roberts, Director of Home Design, House of Fraser


Check out my product board below for inspiration:Tribal Trend

  1. Kelly’s Ikat Wallpaper, Graham and Brown
  2. Empire Printed Linen Ikat Orange Lampshade, Pooky
  3. Munroe Tiebacks, Olivia Bard
  4. Ceramic Votives, Linea
  5. Tonto Aztec Cushion, Very
  6. Hand Cross Stitch Cushion, Linea
  7. Murcia 2 Seater Sofa, Very
  8. Archivo Argania Tile, Topps Tiles
  9. Set Of Two Diamond Seagrass Baskets, Linea
  10. Artisan Throw, Linea
  11. Reclaimed Chestnut Natural Flooring, Quick-Step
  12. Tiger Ladder Shelves, Loaf
  13. Ceramic Lantern Large, Linea

Well there you have it! Hope you have enjoyed this post. Is it time to redecorate now?

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