Autumn is a time for comfort, organic shapes and natural textures. Bouclé, from the French word boucler, meaning to curl, is a textile we are seeing on floors and furniture. It is a season alive with a colour as deep greens turn into golden shades that not only warm up our homes but bring some drama to any corner.
It is also a season of getting out again and design festivals that make you dizzy with creativity - trends spotted are a return to the roaring twenties, the allure of mother nature and our obesssion with craft work in the hands of modern makers.
Think the Great Gatsby meets the Bloomsbury Group, and you can see this look is for those who love colourful decoration, playful exuberance and dressing up interiors.
It also taps into our desire for a maximalist escape with painted furniture, patterned carpets and dreamy painterly scenes indoors.
We hear from interior designers that the golden age of decorating is back and it’s time to dress up your home with pattern and playfulness.
Bright Skies named colour of the year 2022 by paint brand Dulux who descrive it as "an airy, light blue" that,
Perfectly captures the optimism and desire for a fresh start that is the mood now.
To complement, what about brighter greens and blues that reflect our love affair with nature and the outdoors?
Our desire to reconnect with nature continues drawing us towards a more biophilic palette in interior design. In other words, bringing the outdoors in and the indoors out with natural lights, textures and plants.
Nature inspired decoration is here to stay and it makes us feel good. Look at our new Essentials Collection for everyday natural style.
Let's get cosy.
We know how to wear layers, but autumn brings layering into our homes. Layers add variety, depth and texture to interior schemes. Beautiful thorws and rugs can create a beautiful ensemble that you can add to and remove as needed. Layer a rug on a wall-to-wall carpet and arrange soft wool rugs on harder wood or stone floors.
Be inspired this seaons with Make Me A Rug.
There have been plenty of bold stripes in distinctive colours this summer and this trend eases into autumn with mellow shades. This standout pattern is having a moment in the interiors' world in the form of wide-set designs. Stripes in any size and shade will always stand the test of time.
Alternative's Margo Selby Stripes play with colour and scale in three designs that balance harmoniously throughout an interior.
What happens when you mix a herringbone with a stripe? Our Wool Iconic Herringstripe dances across the floor bringing beauty and lightness of touch into our homes; a pattern which is perfect as a luxrious wall-to-wall carpet as well as rugs and runners. Recalling ballerinas. there is even a beautiful Fonteyn pink!
This Herringstripe flatweave has both classic and contemporary charm.
Other trends? Faux fur is in, but feathered looks embellished the catwalks and we know that where fashion goes, homes are sure to follow. Have fun!
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