This season's top homewares trends (and how to get them right!)
The change in season is the perfect time to turn your attention indoors and redecorate. A fresh colour palette and a few new additions will instantly revitalise your interior and make it a cosy space you actually want to spend time in during the cooler months.
Look to the latest home trends to guide your makeover, but beware – this season there’s a lean towards rich and opulent pieces, which can easily look overdone. The key is balance and restraint.
Here are the latest homeware trends, and our top tips for getting them right.
Earthy tones reflective of falling autumn leaves are paired with a neutral colour palette and organic textures. Create a statement or include a delicate highlight to create a cosy setting. To create this look visit Bed Bath N' Table and Adairs (Both located on Level 2)
By nature, velvet’s soft, plush texture will look right at home in the cooler months, but it’s a trend that can quickly go from snug sophistication to tawdry. Moderation is key. If you’re opting for a luxurious velvet quilt cover, complement it with a selection of muted cushions in a linen fabric for a raw textural element. But if you’re dressing up your couch with velvet cushions, try a mix of two to three different colours for a striking, multidimensional look. Since cushions are on a much smaller scale to the rest of your living room furniture, you have the flexibility to make a bolder statement.
Lush faux fur and heavy textures can work really well, you just need to be smart with your style choices. A faux-fur rug thrown over the end of a crisp white quilt cover offers contrast, while pastel-toned pillows will work to soften and brighten the look as a whole. Fluffy cushions in non-animalistic prints bring the cosy without the GOT vibes, and a fur ottoman is the perfect way to transition your living room from summer to winter, without taking things too far. Above all, stick to lighter colours to keep the mood fresh.
Coloured glass accents
You’d be forgiven for putting coloured glassware in the eclectic category, but if you know what you’re doing, it will be one of the best design decisions you make all season. A collection of coloured glass in a tonal palette will give your interior a much-needed pop of colour, especially when the sunlight filters through and it casts a rainbow of light around the room. Opt for unique shapes and sizes to create intrigue.