Can you believe the nights are drawing in already? There was a chill in the air when I was walking to work this morning – and even when the sun is shining it’s a risk to take your jacket off. Most people will take this as a sign to begin lamenting the end of summer, while over here at A Fancy Home, we’re desperately excited for the arrival of new interior design trends for autumn/winter 2017!
We’re particularly excited because A/W interior design trends are often a lot richer and thought out than spring/summer; for the simple reason that during the colder months we spend more time inside, either cosying up on the sofa or opting to host a dinner party over heading out for dinner.
Much like the turning seasons, we’ve noticed the popular interior design trends for autumn/winter 2017 are drawing on existing fads but including deeper and darker shades.
Popular Interior Design Trends for Autumn/Winter 2017:
Colour blocking is one of those trends that just doesn’t seem to die, forever coming back around; and for autumn/winter 2017 it’s coming back again. And it’s the perfect antidote to the winter blues – simply spice up your interiors with some bright colours.
The best thing about opting to establish a colour block theme is that it’s not necessary for a complete overhaul of interiors to execute it successfully. Simply invest in a few accent pieces, like throw pillows, ornaments, blankets or even lamps, in an opposing colour to your existing theme.
Looks good with: the idea of colour blocking is that it looks good with everything!
Teal is a colour that sits somewhere between a wintery blue and summery turquoise, it’s the perfect uplifting shade for colder months. I tend to find that when used as a piece of fabric or furniture, teal is a much richer colour than its colder colour counterparts.
Teal can even have notes of regality – especially when displayed on a crushed velvet fabric.
Looks good with: emerald green, fuchsia pink and canary yellow.
Back to Nature
As nature tends to shrivel up, die away or hibernate through the colder months it’s no surprise that one of the new emerging interior design trends for autumn/winter 2017 is “back to nature”. This basically requires the homeowner to surround their home in natural elements, perhaps to hark back to a warmer month… a happier time when plants thrived.
In all seriousness though, this theme is comprised of wooden stools, organic ceramics, jute rugs, woven lampshades, wicker bowls and linen everything (tablecloths, tea towels, throws etc.)
Geometric tiles, geometric coffee table legs, geometric patterns on fabrics – this is one trend we can’t get away from, not that we’re mad about it. The geometric fad shot to popularity last year and shows no signs of stopping anytime soon.
Looks good with: pair your linear patterns with greys and metallics, and your home will be on-trend and ready for winter.
Thanks to both our current obsession with pink and subconsciously choosing colder colours to reflect the weather, emerald green will be all the rage this coming season.
Dark shades of emerald green will look rich, deep and extremely dramatic – when used as an overall design theme for a room it’ll create a very intense experience. If you’d rather not scare off your guests then choose a hue a few tones lighter.
Looks good with: thanks to its yellow primary colour, emerald green looks great with golds and metallics.
It fell out of favour for some time, but it’s back, it’s well and truly back. We’re all going a bit nature mad in the interior design world (maybe we’re subconsciously terrified of industrialisation of digital). But since green and pink are the biggest colours at the moment, it makes sense that floral paper is having a renaissance.
However, unlike previous times in the spotlight, floral wallpaper doesn’t mean flat paper adorned with small dainty figures. NO SIREE. We’re talking big, beautiful blooms.
Looks good with: metallics, dark browns and lilacs.
We’re all over this. Velvets are, without a doubt, one of our favourite interior design trends for autumn/winter 2017. Bringing texture, and therefore excitement, to even a dull or boring colour; a velvet fabric is both soft to touch and beautifully luxurious.
Looks good with: EVEN MORE VELVET!
A winter standard trend here – people reflecting their emotions about the cold and dreary weather via their interior choices. Monochrome is a staple, the ‘little black dress’ of interior design. Do you lack imagination? Have zero interest in taking risks? Then this is the theme for your home.
Looks good with: more black and white?
Bringing the Outside In
A highly documented interior design trend is running into another season. Bringing the outside in has been popular for some time, but now, houseplants are flying off the shelves (pardon the pun). This could be for many reasons: they look great and often have very vibrant colours, they’re a lot cheaper and easier to care for than traditional garden plants, you can have them in a flat AND indoor plants are proven to reduce stress.
So, now that we’ve convinced you they’re great – read our 25 favourite indoor plants that are super easy to keep.
Looks good with: in a suspended plant pot located in a light room that has white walls to allow the plant to truly flourish and steal the show.
It’s here to stay guys; millennial pink isn’t going anywhere.
Looks good with: grey, blue, green and metallics!
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