As the seasons change from summer to autumn, so does the trend for interiors.
Switching from the warm, tropical colours of the hottest months of the year, to the copper tones of autumn can be easily done without the need for a huge budget.
National housebuilder Miller Homes is no stranger to creating perfect interior spaces all year round. Here are some of team’s top tips on how to get the perfect seasonal look spot on.
Turn back time with a retro look
A major interior trend for the latter half of 2019 is a retro union. Think combining colour palettes from the 1970s with classic art deco pieces of furniture from the 1920s.
The same approach can be taken with textures. A statement velvet sofa evokes the glamour of the 1970s, while adding bold, bright cushions creates a touch of 1960s vibrancy.
The beauty of this interior trend is that the clean, modern lines of a newly built home can be combined with elements like detailed and highly patterned wallpaper, as well as more traditional finishes like brass light fittings and metal framed furniture.
In terms of colours, dark soft furnishings work well, especially against a statement wallpapered wall. Add bright flashes with your smaller accessories; a navy sofa with mustard and baby pink cushions is a classic combination.
This trend may not be for everyone, as it goes against the interior rulebook of picking a decade or theme and sticking to it. If you don’t want to fully commit, simply adding velvet dining chairs to a crisp, white kitchen can be the touch that your home deserves, paying subtle homage to this retro fusion trend.
Bring the outside inside with a woodland feel
Capturing the true essence of autumn is 2019’s second big interior trend – woodland retreat.
For most people, autumn reminds them of the outdoors – it is a stunning time of year after all. Rustic wooden pieces of furniture are key to this look. Chunky, timber desks are a must for creating woodland inspired studies, while hewn wood tables will add an understated presence to your dining room.
Key colours to create your cosy, autumnal retreat include browns with an orange tinge, deep damsons, navy blues and rich plums.
Once you have your centrepieces of furniture in place, it’s time to begin thinking about textures and materials. Knitted accessories continue to grow in popularity, adding a warm touch for those cooler nights, and combine well with vintage-look leather furnishings.
For bedrooms, opt for rustic country linens, or textured patterns such as tartan.
Lighting is also key to this trend, whether you want a fully lit, warm and cosy room or the gentle glow of a copper tinged floor lamp.
If you want to go all out with woodland interiors, many high street stores stock a range of animal inspired accessories, from hares to stags. Dried flower arrangements are also seeing a big comeback and fit perfectly with this style.
Not so mellow yellow
Yellow has been growing in popularity for the past couple of years but is set to hit new heights in autumn 2019.
Up until now, it has mainly been used as an accent colour with grey, but now think about letting yellow take centre stage.
Of course, it’s not all about vivid sunshine yellow. There are many different shades that can add texture and depth to your home – from warming ambers to mellow pastels and from dark mustards to golden flaxens.
Yellow is the go-to colour for autumn and winter, with most homewear stores stocking everything from dandelion coloured cushions, to butterscotch rugs and lemon candles.
Autumn is the favoured season by many, and with trends like these, it’s no surprise why it is so popular. Whichever look takes your fancy, you can be sure that your home will bask in an autumnal glow in the colder months with these few simple steps.