Five autumn / winter homeware trends to satisfy your decorating cravings
Inspired by fashion’s latest looks, this season’s homeware is a chic mix of jewel colours, boho florals and animal prints…
1. WESTERN FRONT
Navajo prints, cactus shapes, rough weaves and earthy shades say hitch your wagon and hit the highway.
A/W lookbooks are packed with aztec pattern, chevron shapes and natural textures. Here’s our pick of the best:
Get cosy this autumn with this super-soft brightly coloured knit.
Jacquard blanket, from £295, Pendleton at Urban Outfitters
Avoid stained furniture (and table linen) with these crafty coasters.
Soul Culture coasters, £18 for four, Linea at House of Fraser
Perfect for a cloakroom, kids corner or study, this dark wallpaper is brightened with neon bright brushstrokes.
Prairie wallpaper in Night Blue, £244sq m, Maison C at George Spencer Designs
Treat your floors (and your feet) with Patricia Urquiola’s soft snazzy rug design.
Mirage rug in Nude, £4,140, Patricia Urquiola for Gan at Woven
Add some extra seating at the foot of your bed, in the hallway or by a window with this simple but sophisticated bench in muted colours.
Elìt sunbed, £929, Ethimo at Houseology
Even bathrooms deserve a little update once in a while, and these striped and chevron towels are an absolute steal.
Striped hand towels, £4 each, George Home
Pattern shy? Dip your toe in the trend with brushed suede weave cushions.
Nova cushion, £129, BoConcept
PULL UP A CHAIR
This neutral dining chair in teak and rope blends into almost any interior, and helps set a calming scene. Perfect as an accent armchair too for bedrooms and bathrooms.
Kilt dining armchair in Teak and Rope, £490, Marcello Ziliani for Ethimo at Houseology
Create that farm-chic vibe without the work; Natuzzi’s wheelbarrow-inspired coffee table by Marcel Wanders does the trick nicely.
Barrow coffee table, £1,430, Marcel Wanders for Natuzzi
2. SCARLET FEVER
Whether used as an accent shade on lips or a statement sofa, red rules this season.
Go on, don’t be shy…
Inject instant drama and wow-factor with this very vavavoom sofa.
Casa Modernista sofa, £8,136, Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien for Moroso
Feeling bold? Give your walls a lick of lipstick red.
Atomic Red absolute matt emulsion, £43.50 for 2.5L, Little Greene
Create a sultry and seductive reading (or snoozing) corner in the library, living room or by the fire with this high-backed cocooning armchair in deepest red.
Maranello chair, £2,100, Artisanna London
Give old cushions, headboard or worn-out armchairs a new lease of life with this touch-me-now textural fabric by Camengo.
Douves viscose-mix in Colourway 5, £70.40m, Camengo
Add an allure of luxury and sophistication with this clean lined, tufted bench.
Relax bench, £1,716, Florence Knoll for Knoll
Rest your weary feet on this velvety wine-red pouffe – also handy for resting the wine tray.
Costellini velvet ottoman, from £195, Oka
Looking for a purse-friendly way to introduce a pop of rouge? Get your claws on this.
Lobster wall clock, £29, Tatty Devine at Made.com
3. EMERALD BLING
Deep green takes on a gem-like quality in mineral prints, geological shapes and marbleised finishes. Rock on!
This Sputnik pendant is sure to make a bold statement in your entrance hall.
Delilah sputnik pendant, £450, John Lewis
From a distance, this tile-patterned rug plays tricks on your eyes. The lack of shine and the soft, worn texture gives it away.
Provence rug in Teal, £1,650, Stepevi
We love this stone-effect pattern – gorgeous for smart home offices, libraries and even cloakrooms.
Shirakawa wallpaper in Viridian, £65 a roll, Designers Guild
ON-TREND TRINKET BOX
Keep trinkets, knick knacks and bits ‘n’ bobs out of sight in an on-trend trinket box.
Marble trinket box, £40, John Lewis
Looking for a dining table that commands attention? Here’s your answer.
Owen dining table, price on request, Andrea Parisio for Meridiani
Bring back cocktail hour and serve your pick-me-ups on these gold-rimmed coasters. Tres chic.
Kivita coasters, £204 for two, Rablabs at LuxDeco
4. ANIMAL MAGIC
Tame those big cat prints with a sophisticated neutral palette to create a chic pampas vibe.
Go all out with leopard print – make like this house and adorn your cloakroom, hallway or even your dining room in out-there pattern.
Leopard Love wallpaper, £99 a roll, Rockett St George
IN THE MIRROR
This ostrich-effect wall mirror takes a more neutral approach to the animal print trend.
Ostrich-effect wall mirror, £79, Houseology
Whether you use it as a floor cushion, a pouffe, an ottoman, side table or foot stool, this cheetah print fluff ball will add a pop of Safari chic.
Chyangra floor cushion, £229, Oka
Even just a pair of identical lampshades – on either side of the bed or sofa – could be more than enough to bring this trend home.
Equus Daley lampshade, £140, House of Hackney
5. FABULOUS FLORALS
Last but not least, florals take on a Bloomsbury vibe with artsy sprigs on archive prints in muted palettes. Pretty yet sassy.
This vibrant, burnt orange and fuchsia rug has a dishevelled look to it, as though the image has been cut up into a hundred pieces and then sewn back together again. The effect is rather captivating.
Scarlenka Wrapped rug, £2,330sq m, Jan Kath at Front
Thought floral bedding was just for spring? Not so – especially when the hues are as deep and rich as this. Think aubergines, olive greens and mustards.
Floral printed duvet set, £12, George Home
ON THE GO
Swap your takeaway cup for something much more stylish – saving plastic and getting a style update. Two birds, one stone.
Primula Blossom water bottle, £35, S’well & Liberty at Coggles