Colour experts Pantone are always looking ahead and have already selected two key colour palettes for autumn, specifically for homewares and interior design. Pantone’s  “Cravings” palette returns to colours that engage and stimulate beyond the surface. Taking inspiration from the palette, create a space that is cosy yet bold, with a warm and memorable sensory experience. Using neutral walls and flooring, work in accessories and eclectic colour block furnishings in shades of spicy reds, sweet flamingo orange and jewel greens. While curtains around windows are a great way to inject colour into a space, they can also be used to create a wall decoration or an artwork frame, if you like to design outside of the box.


Continuing on from last season, this trend is a celebration of globally inspired patterns and textures. Taking your home on a journey, rich earthy pigments are thrown together offering a fusion of rugged textures with subtle details of woven finishes, tassels and pom-poms infused into everything from blind trims, to cushions and throws. Effortlessly stylish, this trend is an easy one to recreate with accessories alone.

Top tip: Work with powdered clays and mustard touches and celebrate the beauty of imperfect finishes.


As one of the most inspiring, opulent and glamorous periods in home décor history, hints of Art Deco are popping up in detailing on tables, chairs, lighting and the trend of mixed  metals, which also nods to this great era for design. Work this decadent look into your home with dusky rose velvet Marco Polo curtains and cushions from Sedar Global, mixed with minimalist lighting, marble and finishes and a statement wallpaper design on a single-wall.


Hitting the mainstream across homes, sustainable and natural fabrics are becoming key to conversation when considering interiors. Moving towards natural fabrics speaks to broader topics across the design industries, and creates a finish that embraces a peaceful retreat away from the business of modern life. From Hamptons to Boho, French country and Scandi, there are many styles and looks where the use of natural and sustainable fabrics works. For window treatments, opt for Venetian blinds or French-style shutters made from sustainably sourced wood – both durable options that complement the theme of being conscious about longer lasting design choices, while also drawing in natural sunlight that in turn decreases the use of artificial lighting and electricity. 


Create a sense of drama with black. Expect to see bold, high-contrast designs everywhere this season as matt black moves from fashion and beauty into homewares and interiors. Lighting, seating, home décor objects and sideboards are all key pieces you can introduce to reference the trend. Or update a space keeping the room neutral with white, putty hues and matching camouflage-style curtains, adding drama through black furniture, pillows and throws.

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