Autumn is the ideal time to refresh your home and give it a new look for a new season. From strong retro vibes to a joyful colour palette, here are five interior trends we’re loving this autumn and winter.
1 Loving lavender: Pantone named Very Peri – a striking shade of periwinkle – its colour of the year for 2022, and this shade works just as well at the end of the year as it did at the start. Because Very Peri is a brand-new shade, it won’t be available on paint charts, but you can find similar shades in most ranges. You could also try mixing your own using a deep blue mixed with pink and a touch of white. If you just want to add a touch of this vibrant purple blue to your interiors, look for lilac glassware and cushions and throws to add pops of colour.
2 Clever kitchens: The heart of the home is seeing some big changes this autumn, as creative tiling, playful colours, open shelving, and woven accessories take centre stage. Tiles are both practical and attractive in the kitchen and have the power to totally transform a room; experiment with colour and pattern for a striking feature wall or splashback. Soften the look with woven wicker lampshades and jute rugs, paint a kitchen island to anchor the scheme, and consider open shelves for extra storage that also adds a touch of personality.
3 Bravo for bouclé: Boucle brings cosiness, texture, curves, and comfort – and it’s big for 2022/23. Boucle works all year round but is especially warm and cosy in winter; look for statement cushions in burnt orange and navy to keep your home on trend.
4 On the panel: Wall panelling is this year’s go-to DIY project and can totally transform a room. Add wood panels to a wall and paint in soft, earthy tones for an instant touch of high-end luxury on a budget. Check out the #wallpanelling hashtag on Instagram for inspiration.
5 Let’s talk texture: The nights are drawing in; the air is getting cooler – it's time to bring on the cosy factor. Think soft, snuggly throws on the sofas, chunky knit blankets on the bed, warm, autumnal coloured cushions in velvet and wool, and dark tweed and tartan accessories.