Autumn interior trends

October 3rd 2017
By: Melanie Hollidge
Autumn interior trends

The Autumn is not the time to start a large scale redecoration project in your St Albans or Harpenden home.  But it can be the season to change a couple of interior elements.
One simple refresh can take place in the bedroom. "We spend about one-third of our life in bed, so why not have interesting bedding?" "The days of a white coverlet, white shams, and a duvet on every bed are changing."  Says interior designer Andrew Howard.  Strip off those plain white sheets and try something more exciting this season. "Nowadays we are seeing a lot more pattern being put together and even paired with interesting monograms."  Some are predicting a return to old classic quilts. "Quilts offer a handmade, homey element to any bedroom—modern or traditional."
Another luxurious fabric on the up is velvet. The fabric feels luxurious and is warm and welcoming through the winter.  It can look fantastic when combined with more rough and natural textures (think reclaimed wood and woven baskets) as well as smooth metals and ceramics, it adds visual interest and a tactile cosiness to a room.
Designers say don't underestimate the depth woven textiles and accents bring to a room—especially during cold-weather months.  You might want to hand a basket on a wall as a focal point. YOU could put a plant in a wicker stand or change a lamp shade to something more woven. It’s good to off-set the rough texture with soft velvet or hand-knit wool throws.