Home trends for autumn


Totally tropical – celebrate nature by bringing the outside in. Palm leaves are key to this look, whether you choose to keep them real or bring them in as part of a fabric or wallpaper design. Perfect for all seasons, this leafy look will work everywhere, from the kitchen to the bathroom and every room in between. When it comes to colours, opt for leafy green, mustard and inky blue.

Simply Scandi – the love of all things Scandinavia has been with us for a while and is showing no sign of waning in popularity. People love the serene style of this understated look that makes a big impact. Use different fabrics, materials and textures to build the look - think fluffy sheepskin, natural wood, soft linen and chunky cable knits – perfect as we move through autumn into winter. Keep colours neutral, from fresh white to warm cream and natural stone.

Dark kitchens – cream Shaker style and gleaming white have given way to dark grey and navy with matt and powdery finishes. To create a dramatic luxury kitchen this autumn, choose dark navy with brass handles and light worktops in granite, marble or poured concrete.

Vampy velvet – bring a touch of glamour to your home this autumn with velvet accessories. Sumptuous, stylish and soft, velvet is dramatic and versatile, whether you opt for the Hollywood glamour of a velvet sofa or simply accessorise with jewel-tone velvet cushions in emerald and fuchsia or luxurious soft throws in dark aubergine and plum.

Relaxing retreat – as the autumnal landscape darkens into colours of russet, gold and green, the interior trend is shifting towards warmer tones as we hunker down for the colder months. Think velvet cushions in deep berry reds and earthy amber, and chunky knits in cream and chocolate.

Paint perfection – the Dulux Colour of the Year 2019 is Spiced Honey. A warm neutral that sits somewhere between an earthy brown and a rich caramel, the colour is perfect for a cosy autumnal makeover.