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Top Interior Design Trends this Autumn

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2020 has been a strange year for everyone and seems to be a breakthrough year for people wanting to improve their homes. With lockdown earlier this year many families were stuck at home and had more time than they knew what to do with, so what did they do? Upcycled, improved and designed.  

We’ve gathered together some of this year’s top trends and included trends that are most desirable for the Autumn months to get your home feeling cosy.  

1.) Scandi  

Scandi has been on trend for some time now but it’s evolving endlessly including it’s recent colourful makeover for AW20. Primary colours are a popular choice for this look as they create a bold contrast within the room and stand out moreExperimenting with paint techniques and statement pieces is a must for this style and sticking to minimal designs with no clutter is essential. It’s important to consider the lines and contours within the space you’ve got and decide how you want to make them stand out. 

2.) Cosy Country 

cosy look that is reoccurring each Autumn and Winter is the cosy country look – You just can’t beat it! You couldn’t get much cosier than an open fire with features around it, warm knitted fabrics and Autumnal colours that complement the rustic wooden flooring and furniture. Using lots of bedspreads, throws, cushions, rugs and other soft furnishings are a must for this look and it will help create that beautiful cosy nest that you never want to leave.  


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3.) Glam  

The glamorous, rich look is a fabulous way to create a cosy atmosphere with class. Adding pops of darker colours and bejewelled tones will help give the room a moody and warm feel. Invest in a statement piece of furniture in a rich colour such as burgundy, burnt orange, dark green or teal. Adding accessories such as jewelled lights, fringed cushions and plush rugs will bring luxury into the room and they don’t always have to cost a fortune! 



4.) Multi-cultural  

If you enjoy travelling and bringing your love for different cultures into your home then you should embrace this trend. Adding various different world-inspired pieces into your space can bring that cultural feel to your home. Include things like animal print cushions, statement ceramics, statement art pieces and bold lighting designs. 


5.) Walnut wood 

With its rich and inviting tones, walnut is a popular choice for durable and long-lasting flooring, but hardwood is set to become even more prevalent in UK homes later this year. Throughout lockdown upcycling wood and using old pallet wood and reclaimed scaffold boards has become a real trend. Staining rustic olwood a rich walnut colour instantly brings warmth into your home as well as the humbling fact that you’ve created it yourself so now is the time to get your DIY on!  



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