The world may be opening up post-lockdown but many people are still spending more time at home than they were before – and for some – working from home remains enforced. As a result, interior design trends have shifted, evolving from simple styling to something more fundamental to our way of living. The fact is, some of our needs at home have changed, so our home interiors are changing along with it.
Here are our top 5 favourite trends to look out for this autumn…
Wellness at home
Now more than ever the home environment needs to be more than a place to eat, sleep and relax; it’s a place that must go further to offer comfort, luxury and a little escapism. That’s why creating spaces for wellness is growing – whether that’s an oasis of calm in the bathroom or a sanctuary in the bedroom. Everything from paint colours to natural fabrics can be incorporated to create the mood you want.
A reading corner
Closely linked to creating spaces for wellness, is the growing trend for a reading corner. Comfy-looking arm chairs or snug chairs are a must, along with a well-chosen coffee table, cushions and a warm blanket or throw. The good news is, you don’t need much space either – any corner in your lounge, spare room, bedroom, open plan kitchen dining area, or even the landing, can be used to create a quiet sitting area.
House plants have always had their place in the home but since lockdown the trend (and desire) for bringing the outside in has grown significantly. House plant subscriptions have also multiplied, and for now at least, it looks like indoor plants are here to stay. As a result, there is now plenty of choice when it comes to picking plants for your home – from trees to hanging plants to succulents – so there’s something for everyone.
Modern day vintage
If you live in a modern home but are partial to second-hand furniture or other vintage-style pieces, then you may be unknowingly following this trend already. It’s all about blending contemporary design with handpicked retro accessories such as deep velvets, vintage shaped sofas and pouffes, and other decadent designs features.
An outdoor space for every season
Before lockdown spending time enjoying your outside space was limited to the warmer, summer months. But now that has changed and gardens and patios have become an important part of our homes – whether we’re relaxing or entertaining. So, as we head into autumn, the focus is on soft seating, warm blankets, festoon lighting and heating solutions that allow you to enjoy your outside space all year round.