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Autumn Trends


We come home to autumn.

After our sizzling summer travels there is something comforting about home, opening the doors on a familiar space. 

This seasonal switch turns our thoughts to transitional layering, a light cosiness, a warmer palette and perhaps revamping a room or two as we are inspired by the new autumn collections for our interiors. 

Here's our autumnal edit to ease us into a new season. 

Relaxed Living


Did you read our recent guest blog with Radio DJ and presenter Jo Whiley, one of the country's most popular presenters who also fronts Glastonbury. She opened the doors to her busy family home where she says,

"the most important thing is that it is relaxed and comfortable."

Jo loves texture and our chunky Wool Pebble made to measure rug is perfect with her velvet sofas and vibrant cushions. 

Tartan Clan


Tartan sets the tone of the autumn catwalks. It's like a leaf waiting to turn into a blaze of colour. 

Quirky Tartan is a youthful spin of this storied classic and part of our collection of patterned carpets, rugs and runners. 

Christina Horspool aka @houseofhorspool delights in this rebellious cloth in her magical Scottish home that dresses her hallways and landings. 

Inspired by the rich heritige of England this Checked Patchwork wallpaper design combines a vibrant green with natural textures, reminiscent of traditional textiles. Explore the refined elegance and timeless charm of this classic yet modern take on tartan. 

Go for Gold


Discover the allure ofgold in all its varying tones. 

It's an invigorating hue that brings a sense of life and warmth to any space making it an ideal choice for year-round decor. 

As dayligh diminishes and evenings lengthen, we all yearn for a touch of vibrant colour and joyful design in our homes. 

Geometric Pattern


Much like colour, patterns are playing a bigger part of our interiors and this year's pattern burst is how geometrics can be graphic and glorious. 

Trend forecasters also tell us that it will be geometrics inspired by the sixties - one to watch our for next year. 

Fall Florals


Florals in muted colours is the way to bring flowers into interiors this autumn. 

Alternative is perfectly placed with the launch of the new Quirky Bloom. A trend to make the transition from summer easier, this season's florals are understated, moving away from punchy flowery print. 

It's a look thats nostalgic yet new. 

Flowing Design


On every trend this year you'll find organic shapes and tactile surfaces. 

The more digital our lives become, the more we want flowing shapes and soft tactile designs to awaken our senses. 

Banish straight-edged wooden furniture and welcome natural materials and cosy curves. 

Wonder Wool


Autumn is the time to feel the warm embrace of wonderful wool. A natural fibre full of comfort that is soft underfoot. 

Wool bouclé has taken the interior world by storm and is part of the minimaluxe movement. But watch out for something altogether fluffier and dare we say it, shaggy. 

Explore our chunkier wool carpets, rugs and runners and the luxe and deep pile Barefoot collections.  

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The Edit - home style by Alternative