Trend Report: 5 Key Interior Looks For Autumn / Winter 2018

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:

CUDDLE UP

Get cosy this autumn with this super-soft brightly coloured knit.

Jacquard blanket, from £295, Pendleton at Urban Outfitters

TEA TIME

Avoid stained furniture (and table linen) with these crafty coasters.

Soul Culture coasters, £18 for four, Linea at House of Fraser

WOW WALLS

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

LUCKY FEET

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

BENCH BEAUTY

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 

TEXTURED TOWELS

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

LEATHER LOOK

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

WHEELBARROW LIFE

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…

SOFA SIREN

Inject instant drama and wow-factor with this very vavavoom sofa.

Casa Modernista sofa, £8,136, Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien for Moroso

ROUGE WALLS

Feeling bold? Give your walls a lick of lipstick red.

Atomic Red absolute matt emulsion, £43.50 for 2.5L, Little Greene

SITTING PRETTY

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

TOUCH-ME TEXTURE

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

SOPHISTICATED SEATING

Add an allure of luxury and sophistication with this clean lined, tufted bench.

Relax bench, £1,716, Florence Knoll for Knoll

FEET UP

Rest your weary feet on this velvety wine-red pouffe – also handy for resting the wine tray.

Costellini velvet ottoman, from £195, Oka

LOBSTER CHIC

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! 

STATEMENT PENDANT

This Sputnik pendant is sure to make a bold statement in your entrance hall.

Delilah sputnik pendant, £450, John Lewis

TROMPE L’OEIL

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

STONE WALL

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

STATEMENT DINING 

Looking for a dining table that commands attention? Here’s your answer.

Owen dining table, price on request, Andrea Parisio for Meridiani

COCKTAIL HOUR

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.

LEOPARD LOVE

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

FLUFF BALL

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

SHADY LADY

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. 

RUG, INTERRUPTED

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

BEDDING UPDATE

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

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