Trend Report: 5 Key Interior Looks For Autumn / Winter 2018
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.
Jacquardblanket, from £295,Pendleton at UrbanOutfitters
Avoid stained furniture (and table linen) with these crafty coasters.
Soul Culturecoasters, £18 for four, Lineaat House of Fraser
Perfect for a cloakroom, kids corner or study, this dark wallpaper is brightened with neon bright brushstrokes.
Prairiewallpaper in Night Blue,£244sq m, Maison C atGeorge Spencer Designs
Treat your floors (and your feet) with Patricia Urquiola's soft snazzy rug design.
Mirage rug inNude, £4,140, PatriciaUrquiola 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, £4each, 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 diningarmchair in Teak and Rope,£490, Marcello Ziliani forEthimo 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 forNatuzzi
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 Modernistasofa, £8,136, Nipa Doshiand Jonathan Levienfor Moroso
Feeling bold? Give your walls a lick of lipstick red.
Atomic Redabsolute matt emulsion,£43.50 for 2.5L, LittleGreene
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 inColourway 5, £70.40m,Camengo
Add an allure of luxury and sophistication with this clean lined, tufted bench.
Relax bench,£1,716, Florence Knoll forKnoll
Rest your weary feet on this velvety wine-red pouffe – also handy for resting the wine tray.
Costellinivelvet 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.
Delilahsputnik 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.
Provencerug in Teal, £1,650, Stepevi
We love this stone-effect pattern – gorgeous for smart home offices, libraries and even cloakrooms.
Shirakawawallpaper in Viridian, £65a roll, Designers Guild
ON-TREND TRINKET BOX
Keep trinkets, knick knacks and bits 'n' bobs out of sight in an on-trend trinket box.
Marbletrinket box, £40, JohnLewis
Looking for a dining table that commands attention? Here's your answer.
Owendining table, price onrequest, Andrea Parisio forMeridiani
Bring back cocktail hour and serve your pick-me-ups on these gold-rimmed coasters. Tres chic.
Kivitacoasters, £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 StGeorge
IN THE MIRROR
This ostrich-effect wall mirror takes a more neutral approach to the animal print trend.
Ostrich-effect wallmirror, £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.
EquusDaley lampshade, £140,House of Hackney
5. FABULOUS FLORALS
Last but not least, florals take ona 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.
ScarlenkaWrapped 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 Blossomwater bottle, £35, S’well& Liberty at Coggles
Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.
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