Getting the Best from This Year’s Autumn Colour Trends

Getting the Best from This Year’s Autumn Colour Trends

How we decorate our homes is an ever changing story. Trends come and go. Some are timeless. Some last years. And some are all the rage for a short while – remember avocado bathroom suites? – and gone when the season ends.

Fortunately, not every item in our homes needs to conform to the latest trends in home decor, or even the latest hot colour trends. It’s quite acceptable to mix and match. Furniture – especially the larger pieces – is often bought with a long-term view, as are carpets, bespoke window treatments, and sofas. Many furniture designs are largely timeless, providing a backdrop of style that you can layer and build on.

Soft furnishings, and to some extent, wall colours, are the real trendy pieces. They’re easy to change with the seasons and right now, the trendy love blush and green, peacock blue, neutral oatmeal shades and... luxurious purple. Plum and damson shades like the ones found on DesignSeeds’ fabulous Instagram page add depth and warmth to any room. Think cushions and blankets, and even wall colour if you’re inclined to get the paintbrush out.

Russets, browns and deep greens also join the trend, more woodland inspiration for you to draw on. Think bark, mushrooms, and tree trunks and you’ll realise that this year’s hottest autumn colour trend is not just about colour. It’s just as much about texture. Layering rugs, different fabrics, furs and chunky knits, and adding wooden or wrought iron decor pieces will bring your style choices right up to date.

Autum colour trends tend to be about prolonging the sense of summer, or about adding a distinctive feel of cosiness and warmth. This autumn, it’s all about cosy. And solid wood furniture makes a fabulous base for anything autumnal.

Adopting the trend doesn’t mean you have to go rustic. Deep greens and berry tones work equally well if you’re after a sophisticated look, whether you add a distressed copper centrepiece to your dining room, invest in damson table linen or find a cosy, mushroom-coloured knit blanket, you’ll be right there with this autumn’s hottest trend.

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