As the days get shorter and the weather gets that little bit crisper, put away the garden furniture and instead focus on making your house somewhere you’ll want to retreat to with a few transitional tweaks.
Don’t let the grey weather completely seep into your interiors. Take in those glorious colours of nature with Pantone shades for AW17 including Autumn Maple, Golden Olive and an elegant Copper Tan. We love the rich contrast of deep navy against warm ochre, as seen in our Saffron Sleep bedroom (pictured above).
A sumptuous cashmere blanket is the second best thing to an actual hug! Layers of throws, cushions and rugs create a warming atmosphere as well as adding a decorative flair. Pile on different textures for interest with a ratio of one block colour to one pattern. If you’re nervous about styling, stick to a monochrome colour palette for ease.
Like in a film, lighting can instantly set a scene. Transform a sterile room into something immediately cosy with warm bulbs and brass fittings, or make the most of natural light during the day with well-placed mirrors. We recommend having lots of light sources so you can tweak them according to the time of day and mood.
Make your home more inviting with a bounty of comfortable seating options. Don’t overcrowd your living room, but instead invest in a few quality pieces. Balance a casual sofa with more formal designs such as Charlotte’s Chair, and mirror seating for an eye-pleasing effect. Don’t forget that sink-in love seat with extra oomph, as we all deserve a favourite spot to curl up in with a book.
No other season celebrates nature more than autumn – but don’t go OTT harvest festival! Instead, embrace earthy tones and texture with rustic wood table tops and burnished metal surfaces. Do take advantage though of all the wild branches and foliage on offer though. Arrange them in asymmetric, unstructured shapes for an on-trend floral display.