As the leaves start to fall and the nights begin to get darker, it’s time to get ready for Autumn. And why not embrace the colours and textures that you immediately think of at this time of year in your home decor.
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We’re talking about warm oranges, rusts, burgundy and brown. And Autumn really is the time to introduce faux furs, velvets and wools back into your home and even your wardrobe.
We also love getting cosy by lighting our favourite Autumnal candle, wrapping ourselves up in a big blanket or throw and switching on some delicate golden lights around our fireplace.
Here are some of our favourite autumnal decor pieces to add to any and every room in your home and to get you in that cosy state of mind;It doesn’t get more autumnal than Autumn leaves and who says wreaths are only for Christmas?
Lights4Fun 61cm Orange & Ochre Maple Leaf Autumn Wreath (£38.99)
It’s time to pack away your Summer dresses and bring out sweaters, knits and coats again. And we’ll be saying goodbye to ice drinks in favour of warming hot chocolate as the weather starts to dip.
The Interior Loft Sweater Weather Stoneware Mug
Whether you celebrate Halloween/spooky season or not, pumpkin decor can be done in a stylish and sleek way, as seen with these mini white pumpkin place settings.
Lights4Fun Autumn Place Setting Antique White Mini Pumpkins (£32.99)
Can’t you already smell the gorgeous autumnal notes of this candle through the screen? Because as soon as we think of apple, cinnamon and caramel, we already feel that bit cosier
The Olfactiv Autumn's Grace Scented Candle in Apple, Cinnamon + Caramel (16.99) *Out 06/09/21*
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Think tropical prints and leafy greens, with flashes of pink and coral. Cox & Cox have released a new range inspired by the trend, choose to embrace the trend fully or opt for there more subtle items that can easily be incorporated into any scheme.
Lighting trends for 2021 are so varied, that you’re guaranteed to find something to fit your budget and your style. Lighting can instantly transform any room and we're going to show you how to get the look of each individual trend, whilst considering different price points.
Many of the trends also overlap, meaning that you can get the best bang for your buck by combining two or several of the trends into one light fitting that works the best for you.
Natural materials like wood, bamboo, paper, rattan, natural fabrics and glass are big for interiors in 2021. And no more so than in light fixtures.
This is an easy way to complement the light wood tones of the Scandinavian and Boho styles that many have already opted for already in recent years.
On a budget: Lenko Wooden Pendant Shade (£28) - Iconic Lights
Mid-range: Java Lamp Shade Small in Natural Rattan (£49) - MADE.COM
Go all out: Rohe Pendant (£395) - Soho House
Whether you're looking for the perfect sconces (wall-mounted lights) to bookend either side of your bathroom mirror; a floor lamp that gives off a subtle glow with several spheres or a statement, large hanging light fitting, there’s a globe for you.
We particularly adore the look of spherical glass chandeliers and how they add a modern twist to the traditional hanging light fixture look. And you can customise the way the spherical design works for you and your space by choosing between transparent, translucent and opaque globes on your fixture.
On a budget: Rayner 3 Light Flush Ceiling Light in Brass (£25) - Habitat
Mid-range: Nova Large Ceiling Light (£100) - Matalan
Go all out: Eichholtz Largo Chandelier in Antique Brass (£1594) - Sweetpea & Willow
Brass continues to be a popular tone of metal to work with, whilst soft gold hues are becoming increasingly popular. These metals tend not to clash with or overpower existing interior design but can add a sophisticated and luxe look to any space.
If your room is quite sparse or minimal, using bronze and soft gold finishes adds warmth to the space and can add a touch of glamour and excitement to already busy designs.
On a budget: Benton Antique Brass Single Spotlight (£22) - Iconic Lights
Mid-range: Ellington Brass Table Light (£84.99) - MY Furniture
Go all out: Dish17h Pendant Light Chrona Brass (£1275) - Ionian Interiors
Minimalism continues to be a big trend in interior design and simple geometric shapes in lighting aren't going anywhere soon.
Focus on metal finishes to create a true industrial look to your space.
We love the contrast of a black metal geometric shape against a bright, airy space. But it works equally as well in golds, silvers, rose golds, coppers and brass tones too.
On a budget: Kasper Diamont Pendant Light (£29.99) - MY Furniture
Mid-range: Oolong Cage Pendant Light Large with clear bulb (£99.99) - Dowsing and Reynolds
Go all out: Izmir 1 Light Pendant Hexagonal Gold Opal Glass (£378) - dar lighting group
It's much easier and more affordable to install smart lighting than it used to be. Whether you're looking to be more energy efficient or want to control your lights from the touch of your smartphone or tablet, there are various smart lighting options available, depending on your budget. Buying a complete kit makes sense rather than putting one together, unless you are very experienced!
Firstly decide what you want your lights to do. Many give you the option to change the intensity and hue of your lighting, whereas others allow you to activate mood lighting - even creating party and coloured sequences - all controlled by you.
On a budget: TRÅDFRI Remote control kit in white spectrum (£25) - IKEA
Mid-range: Philips Hue Starter Kit (E27) (£129.99) - Philips
Feature walls are far from over, with new elements coming into play to add interest to your rooms…
Product Name: Stunning wild animal wall art leopard prints golden frames
Price: £439.75 for whole wall
Whether you call them feature walls, accent walls or statement walls, this trend won’t have passed you by. They have been a huge part of interior design for over a decade, as they add an instant wow factor to liven up a space. Too afraid to paint or pattern the whole room? Feature walls are a great way to try out the colour or design on a smaller scale, but in a way that will still make an impact. Many companies are now making it even easier for you, with peel-and-stick options allowing you to change your feature walls as often as you like. If you have an open-plan home, creating a statement wall can help to define the different areas and determine each ‘room’ in the space, whilst still allowing the areas to complement one another.
If anything, feature walls are progressing from simple bold paint colours and textured patterns, to the use of more decorative elements and storage to make a statement. Adaptable to your own personal style, you can easily create interest but don’t overwhelm the room. We predict that the feature wall is only going to mature to offer a design solution for everyone.
Breathtaking nature gallery wall Highland cow prints oak frames
Price: £376.15 for whole wall
Artwork is great to have around your home, adding little splashes of colour and personality to your rooms. It often comes with a sentimental attachment or fits perfectly to your own aesthetic, therefore it’s understandable you’ll want to feature your artwork and have it on prominent display. One of the most popular methods to do this is to create a gallery feature wall, where you can frame numerous pieces of art and mount onto a single wall for display. All tied with a theme or colour scheme, this can create a striking feature wall that is completely unique to you.
Remember artwork doesn’t necessarily need to be pictures. You can be random with it by trying an oversized clock or a shelf containing books or vases to mix it up and really make a statement on your wall.
Product Name: Black and white office gallery wall vintage posters home office decor
Price: £271.40 for whole wall
Are large pieces of artwork still not big enough for your taste? The latest trend in feature walls is using murals to turn the wall itself into a piece of artwork. You can now get almost anything you like, such as jungle designs for your kid’s rooms, a faux bookshelf design for your study, or a view of a skyline or beach from your favourite holiday destination for your bedroom or bathroom. Murals offer a more fun take on the feature wall, being a true focal point for your eye, which defines and sets the tone for the room. Many murals even come with peel-and-stick options as mentioned above, so as your tastes change or your children get older, you can easily remove it and change your feature wall to something new.
Source: Avalana Design
Product Name: Silver Orient Wall Mural
Lighting is no longer the forgotten child when it comes to the home. Instead, it has become a core part of home decor, and is a feature in its own right. There are many different lighting options you can incorporate into a feature wall. Placing lights in cut-out wall panels or creating contemporary shapes by grouping lighting together can really make your wall eye-catching. By using lighting for a feature wall, you can make a warm atmosphere, set the mood, and create something that looks striking at the same time. If you want to try something new, LED strip lighting is a way to try geometric shapes in your home and it really accentuates the area of a room.
Image Credit - Tala
Product name: Voronoi III
It doesn’t make you vain if you want to make your feature wall by using mirrors! Mirrors have always been lurking in the background as key features in a room. They can bring light to a gloomy room as well as adding the illusion of more space. If anything they are only becoming more trendy as they increase in size. To get the best mirrored statement wall, you can, like with artwork, make a gallery wall with different mirrors, put a contrasting trim around a large mirror to create a framed mirror effect or go down a more antique route with a vintage mirror.
Image Credit - Graham and Green
Name: Amandine Fifteen Pane Mirror
Storage design continues to evolve with multi-functional purposes and new advancements in optimised storage. For the tidy home dwellers, you can make a feature wall with open shelving.
However, if your living room descends into slight clutter and chaos, why not try creating a feature wall with your tv as the focus, with lots of clever storage units around it. Hidden storage will definitely add an element of interest to your wall, whilst also ensuring you make the most out of the space. It’s a must for the more messy of us, as when it is hidden, we can make it as untidy as we like!
Gallotti & Radici Brera Shelving Unit
A modular shelving system
Available in 6 different module sizes which can be used singly or grouped together as in the image
Stockist: Go Modern www.gomodern.co.uk
Wall panelling is having a major moment, with thousands of YouTube videos offering DIY hacks on how to do your panelling cheaply and effectively. It’s the perfect element to build into a feature wall, adding character in a way that is relatively simple, but makes your home look sophisticated. Panelling will completely change the look of your walls, giving a more architectural shape to the room and giving them a much needed post-lockdown update. If you live in a messy family, panelling is an ideal option, as it can help you to hide a multitude of sins, and protect your walls from getting dirty.
Feature wall panelling is a great opportunity to incorporate sustainable finishes such as natural and recycled wood. Wood panelling for feature walls helps to create a soothing and relaxed atmosphere throughout the home. using wood can give you a whole range of styles, providing opportunities for a more rustic feel or a place reminiscent of your favourite modern hotel. Either way, it boosts a flat wall, creating more depth and definition to your feature wall.
Image Credit - Multipanel
Product Name: Stone Elements, Linda Barker Collection
If you, like the hundreds of thousands of others, have been desperate for the Aldi Egg Chair, you too know that an Egg Chair is the “IT” piece of garden furniture this year. Last year it was the L shaped rattan sofa, but this year’s must have for gardens is the Egg chair.
The Aldi Special buy hanging chair has now become somewhat of a fable, having sold out within 3 minutes with a queue of over 200,000 just to get on the super-market’s website. Being priced at £149 it is no surprise. B&M’s Egg chair £175 has been spotted on both Mrs Hinch’s and Stacey Soloman’s Instagram too. It is no wonder that everyone is keen to have an egg chair hanging in their garden.
As we spend more time - and money - on our gardens than ever before it is no wonder outdoor furniture is selling out almost instantly. With holidays on hold it seems we are all looking to bring the vacation feeling to our back gardens. The egg chair is so popular as it brings a tropical vibe and is reminiscent of something you’d find at a 5-star hotel in the Caribbean. The beauty of the Egg chair is that it can also fit in any spot, making it functional for any space, from a small balcony to a large back garden. With its cocoon-like shape it is the perfect place to curl up with a book and a blanket for a relaxing summers day.
Available in both Hanging and static versions, the egg chair is now a staple in any outdoor furniture retailer’s collections. If your kids love swinging about a static version is a great option to avoid any catastrophes. The majority of egg chair styles are singular seats however there are some double versions on the market which will certainly save on arguments!
One of the joys of Egg chairs is that they also work perfectly indoors, for those days where the Scottish weather doesn’t quite cooperate. Egg chairs originally came on the market in the 1950’s coinciding with the rise of mid-century modern. The style has developed over the years, but comfort and style have always remained the key elements.
As with most interior trends nowadays, one of the attractions to the egg chair is it’s Instagram-ability. If you check out the Egg Chair hashtag on Instagram, you can see thousands of examples of how people have pimped out their egg chairs with fairy lights and flower garlands. Of the 83.6k posts tagged #Eggchair a high majority feature pets chilling out. And yes, there are egg chairs for pets on the market if you are really dedicated to the #eggchairlife.
With sunnier days and the easing of restrictions, there is no doubt guests will be fighting over an egg chair when entertaining. An Egg chair is the ideal item for days spent in the garden. There is no better way to relax than in an egg chair, even though the search for one may not be so relaxing!
Named ‘A Highland Riot’, the four-strong collection is inspired by the rugged natural beauty of Scotland’s most northern-reaching region.
Inspired by intricate illustrations, hand-drawn by Bobo1325’s founder Beth Travers, each design features majestic deer, busy squirrels and striking birds playing among flora and fauna.
Beth said: “This collection is one for the wilderness lovers.
“The Highlands is one of the most stunning places I have ever visited – the landscape is incredible and it’s something that has long since stuck with me.
“I wanted to create a collection that would put the untouched scenery centre stage with delicately interspersed detailing showing the animals and florals native to the area.”
The collection is made up of: Deerstalker, Highlands, The Rut and Aunty Bec’s Garden. Prices start at £160 per roll.
White silhouettes of deer, squirrel and insects dance among the leaves against a classic blue background in this contemporary design.
It’s inviting, beckoning you to get lost among the endless layers of wildlife and nature.
£160 per roll
Based on hand-drawn illustrations by designer Beth Travers, Aunty Bec’s Garden is a riot of rustic colours. Orange, green and delicate pinks contrast beautifully against a neutral background as wild animals emerge from the shrubbery in which they are hiding.
£180 per roll
A majestic deer takes centre stage, as it should, in this juxtaposing design which is both delicate and striking.
Exquisite detailing brings the animals of the Highlands to life, hidden among the deer’s antlers along with the shrubbery and leaves native to the area.
£180 per roll
Blush might not be the first colour that springs to mind when you think of the Scottish Highlands, but it beautifully serves as a backdrop to allow the strong greens and vibrant pinks to shine. Colour aside, can you spot the deer and insects, in subdued neutrals, hiding among the foliage?
£180 per roll
IMAGE CREDIT - BOB1325
Fruit inspired decor has always been a favourite amongst interior designers during the summer months. This year, you can expect to see pineapple decor everywhere, as brands try to bring that summery feeling into your home (and no, we don’t mean our dull Scottish summer, but a holiday abroad in a country above 20oC!). You’ll see it in everything from lighting and candles, to wallpaper and side tables.
Image Credit - Wallsauce
Available At - wallsauce.com
The symbol of the pineapple actually means welcome to a warm, friendly and hospitable home. In the eighteenth century, people in the Caribbean would place one outside their houses if they were celebrating to signal ‘all were welcome!’. It has since become the international symbol of hospitality.
Image Credit - Livvy B
Available At - livvyb.co.uk
Pineapple decor adds instant fun and brightens up your space. Yes it’s a bit quirky, but we love the playful element the pineapple motif brings. It doesn’t even need to be the typical yellow and green colours. By opting for gold coloured accents or even going clear, pineapple accessories can look super chic and stylish around your home. Don’t tell us you haven’t thought of pineapple patterned bedsheets before now! Our point is, fruity decor can be suitable for everyone. You can go smaller to fit with more pared down styling, or go bananas with a bold statement piece as a feature in your home. You can pick! Will you go classy or sassy?!
Image Credit - Audenza
Available At - audenza.com
By Chloe Suze