Interior Design trends for AW16
As we head into autumn and pack away the tea lights and garden furniture, it’s time to start thinking about dressing home for a warm and cosy Winter. We’ve found some bold design trends that will last all year, and will probably still look great with all the tinsel and Christmas cushions too, come December.
The feature wall has become a staple design of most British homes, often with oversized patterned wallpapers, bright and bold colours like orange and green, or metallic paint finished with a feature fireplace and topped with a large mirror for good measure. And now we introduce you to statement chairs – forget 3 piece suites, which seem so 1990s….. statement chairs are all about embracing design, adding colour and breaking up the monotony of your living room furniture.
There’s plenty of choice when it comes to statement chairs. For the more traditional look, a leather Chesterfield style armchair looks grand, or a patchwork tub chair is an easy way to add a bright colour palette to the room. For the minimalists, metal framed or bent wood chairs look super chic; and for the cosy nesters you can’t go wrong with a well-designed moon chair and plenty of statement cushions.
Keep the copper coming
Copper accessories and highlights have been hugely popular throughout 2016 and continue to trend for autumn and winter, perhaps for the warmth the metallic finish brings. Try to bring copper in subtly through matching mirrors with copper frames to shiny or beaten copper light shades for a chic urban look. The bare bulb look is very on trend at the moment so try two looks in one with a geometric wire framed lamp shade in copper!
Moody midnight blue
Dark is definitely in this year; rich colours such as midnight blue paint on all of the walls of the room create a luxurious, regency and royalty vibe. Whilst the dark colours certainly make the room feel grand, they can also absorb light so make sure you include a feature mirror in the room to reflect some of the natural daylight.
Of course copper, as above, looks great with midnight blue and will add warmth, and silver will add to the luxury feel but may look cold so be sure to soften things up with lighter coloured furnishings. Chunky frames look particular great on darker coloured walls, so look for ornate picture frames to add to the traditional look or consider creating a feature wall of smaller mirrors of varying shapes and sizes as a focal point in the room.
Wool accessories have been making a comeback for a while now. Chunky cable knits have become very popular for footstools and cushions, as well as covers and blankets. The country lodge look, with a modern twist is becoming very popular, inspired by Scandinavian design. Mix bare wood furniture with soft faux furs, rattan and wicker; or add a touch of velvet to soft grey colour palettes.