As the dark nights draw in and temperatures plummet, now is the perfect time to refresh your interior decor ready for a winter of cosy nights in. Our Residential Branch Manager and Senior Valuer Gemma has looked at the most popular trends for this autumn, as well as giving her top tips on how to incorporate them into your home.
Nature inspired interiors is a trend that truly stands the test of time - from banana leaf prints to floral wallpaper. Give the trend a 2021 update by incorporating live plants into your curated shelves and choosing accessories made from natural materials, like raffata or bamboo. If you’ll be refreshing your wallpaper and want to incorporate this trend into your home, smaller floral prints in neutral shades have more of a classic look, or choose a design with pops of colour to make it more of a statement feature wall.
The autumn season sees the changing of the leaves, your Instagram feed becomes full of family trips to the pumpkin patch and of course, pumpkin spice lattes return to the menu of the chain coffee shops. Whether you are a fan of the spiced drink or not, it has become an unlikely inspiration to one of the biggest trends of the year. Embrace the seasonal change by incorporating shades of cinnamon, rust and coffee browns to your home, mixing textures for blankets and cushions to make it even more cosy. The beauty of this trend is that it looks great with both dark and light wood, so it's really easy to incorporate with your existing furniture. Complement this trend with candles and fairy lights - perfect for curling up with a good book or a boxset.
Dark green is one of the most versatile colours for interior design, as it has a rich, timeless feel and can be paired with a range of colours and metals. Deep greens such as forest and emerald can be incorporated into any room in the house, but look particularly good in the kitchen and dining room. Pair with blush pink accessories if you are looking for a more relaxed look in your home, or choose bronze and copper for a more grown-up take of the trend. If you aren’t ready to commit to a total makeover, choose vases, wall prints or bedding - paired against white or neutral backgrounds will really make them stand out.
Farmhouse style incorporates rustic simplistic and practicality to create a look that is both modern and cosy. This is the perfect trend for homeowners who love minimalism, as to get it right, the style needs to focus on whites, creams and grey combined with light woods, exposed beams and simple tiling. Choose accessories in soft wool, neutral tartans and linen to really complement the look, and add splashes of deeper browns or gold to add some depth. Really embrace this look by keeping dishes and storage jars on open shelves in the kitchen, or using the same feature in the living room to hold your favourite books or pictures of your favourite family memories.
Will you be refreshing your decor this autumn? Make sure you tag us in your makeover on Twitter on @bramleys1.