Welcome to the autumn segment of our quarterly series in partnership with bespoke orangery and conservatory design experts, Auburn Hill. The team aim to keep you updated on the hottest interior design trends and in this issue they explore the beautiful themes transforming our homes from summer to autumn...
The years seem to pass us by in a faster whirl of time than ever before. It only just feels as though summer has finally arrived (thanks UK weather). But alas we're already packing away our summer wares ready to hibernate for autumn.
So, what do the crisp autumn months have in store for our interiors? There's a foreign influence, lots of cosy textures and an innovative way to display your worldly goods. Without further ado, let's meet the home trends you won't be able to resist.
If you haven't heard of Hyggee (pronounced hoo-ga) then get set to become very well acquainted with this Danish living concept over the next few months. Hyggee is a word which is often translated into meaning 'cosiness' and is a living concept the Danes swear by.
It's essentially the feeling of warmth, battening down the hatches and cherishing yourself and those around you without day to day distractions. Turn your home into a cosy wonderland full of reading corners and areas you can curl up in with a cup of tea or catch up with friends and family. Low-level lighting is a must here too, so invest in lots of candles and table lamps to give your home a warm glow.
Watching the landscape turn into a paradise of orange and burgundy shades when the season's change is one of life's simplest pleasures. Bring the outside in by taking inspirations from autumnal influences and update your soft furnishings with warmer tones.
Updating things such as cushions, throws and curtains means you don't need to go full DIY; you can simply pack away your summer furnishings into storage and get them out again when spring arrives. If you've got a conservatory or orangery, add warmth by layering up a couple of different throws so that you can still use the space when the cold weather makes an appearance.
You want to display some of your favourite books, maybe an ornament or a vase of flowers, but you don't want a shelf or a bookcase - in steps the ladder frame. It's basically a hybrid between a bookcase and shelf, and is a big upgrade from the aforementioned options.
You can pick them up for a reasonable price, and they'll take up less room than a bookshelf and add an unexpected design element to the room. A white option often works best as it provides a blank canvas for you to begin displaying your homeware items . just remember to keep it tidy!
While summer is all about as little fuss as possible, autumn is about embracing all things comforting and inviting. Adding lots of different textures into the home helps to add interest, and can instantly uplift a neutral colour palette.
Faux stone or wood wallpaper is a big trend which many homeowners have been introducing onto feature walls for a rustic look. Keeping the rest of the room simple can let the statement wall do the talking. Combine different cushions and throws in different designs and textures; printed, knitted, faux fur and chenille, to add a mix and match look to your home.
If you like your home to look like a home and not a showroom, then this design is for you. Full of all things craft and with a homemade feel, this artisan trend will give a loved look to your home . perfect if you live in a modern property and want to hail back to simpler times.
Look for jam jars used as glasses and printed plates for an 'I made this' style. Initials on cushions and mugs are also popular. Reclaim old pieces of furniture and upcycle them to fit your look; it may take a bit of hard work but it'll certainly be worth it.
Much like a spring clean, an autumn update for your home can give it a new lease of life, and when the nights begin drawing in, cosying up in your new home won't seem so bad when you've got a refreshed interior to admire.
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