The colder months have certainly caught up with us. Temperatures have dropped, mornings are darker and the trees have all transformed from lush greens to shades of red and yellow… seemingly overnight! Now is the perfect time to take a look at some of the biggest interior trends for Autumn/Winter 2015, and explain how you can achieve them in your own home.
Get the blues
While the next couple of months are synonymous with an autumnal colour palette, this season blue has come to the forefront. Deep tones of midnight blue and indigo top the interior designer’s list, providing a stylish, sultry elegance that will see you through the winter. If you prefer to keep your home light and bright, add touches of dark blue through cushion covers, lampshades and ornamental pottery. Swapping your current curtains or blinds with a dark blue window dressing will also do the trick; our very own Stencil Midnight Blue roller and Simpliciti Indigo Roman blind are the perfect way to incorporate the trend into your room.
Keep your home toasty warm and bang on trend this season by introducing soft, thick knits. A knitted throw will immediately transform any sofa, while cable knit cushions and poufs will help you rest and relax in style. Stick to muted tones of cream, dove grey and tan, which will complement your existing colour scheme while remaining fashionable through the year. If you’re tempted by a bolder statement, this season’s focus on blues will also work well: why not choose a knit with navy detailing, or add a pop of royal blue to your existing cushion arrangement?
An interior style that will never go out of fashion, vintage is once again one of the top interior trends for Autumn/Winter 2015. This time, there’s a focus on voyages and exploration, so expect vintage globes, framed maps and nautical ornaments. You can channel the travelling trend in many different ways, from utilising trunks for storage purposes, to arranging a collection of shells on your mantelpiece. Mix and match ornaments inspired by different cultures for diversity, and don’t be afraid to combine styles from different eras. It’s all about showcasing your buried treasure!
It seems tartan makes an appearance every winter, and this year is no different. The famous Scottish pattern works wonders in every home, bringing with it a sense of authenticity and cosiness. Depending on your taste and current décor, select a colour arrangement that suits. There are plenty of different combinations available, from traditional reds and greens to the more unusual fusions of pink, turquoise and cream. Our Tartan Fern Roman blind offers a subtle and feminine twist on the print; an eye-catching amalgamation of natural tones and striking purple stripes, it’s the perfect window dressing for style-conscious tartan lovers.
Metal is no longer confined to industrial-inspired kitchens and bathrooms. This season, it arrives in many shapes and forms all through the home. Whether you’re inspired by the wrought iron of Medieval England, the lustrous mirrors of the Roaring Twenties or the smart brass accessories of the 1980s, metal can be incorporated seamlessly into any room. Glowing metallic wallpaper and sheeny fabrics are two of our favourite representations of the trend, providing the power and light of metal in the most unexpected of places.
Geometric prints and graphic art remain firmly on this year’s list of interior trends. While the spring and summer focused on intricate, tribal-inspired patterns, the colder months see a shift towards big, bold, and often blurry designs. Geometric patterns have the distinct ability to update any space within seconds, introducing a new focal point as well as tying together a particular scheme. Our Geometric Plum roller blind, for instance, is a great addition to a neutral space that requires some rich pops of colour.
What are your favourite interior trends for Autumn/Winter 2015? Will you be updating your home with some brand new blinds? Be sure to take a look at our huge range of stylish, made to measure blinds or get in touch with a member of the team on 0161 451 0290.