Autumn Accents: How to add a touch of trend for Autumn 2018
By Ann-Marie Appleton
Here are a few of the many interior design trends coming through this year, and how to add them as your Autumn accents:
Hues of blue.
Midnight, navy, indigo are very versatile colours and crowd favourites. The perfect replacement for black. They can be used as a neutral or as an accent colour and work in almost every style of décor. If you are unsure how to incorporate Blues in your design project – start small. For example, cushions, pillows or a velvet headboard and pair with a crisp white for a classic effect.
Add a little zest.
Burnt orange, copper and maple accents will radiate warmth and energy and are quite stimulating for any interior space. This is especially so in more formal areas, and look great with dark blue too.
Fifty shades of neutral grey.
Grey used on its own, as a base colour or an accent colour, will pull the bolder colours together. A favourite for all those who love the neutrals and for those that want to tone down any bolder colours. Look for a grey that’s not too warm or cool. If you get this wrong, then a room can look dull and lifeless.
Patterned and geometric tiles are well and truly on trend, and pushing out white and beige tiles. Bold patterns, Moroccan inspired and geometric tiles are very popular and can create stunning interiors. For a classic look, pair black and white patterned tiles with a natural element like wood or even concrete. Use a larger scale pattern tile on the floor – this will make the space look larger, as fewer tiles and less grout will prevent the floor from being ‘chopped up’.
A rising design trend – the word is a fusion between Japanese and Scandinavian style, which is clean and minimalist, yet warm and cosy. Detailed in craftsmanship and featuring raw materials and simple, natural elements. This style delivers a calm, serene look. However, if you love colour and decorated spaces, this isn’t for you.
Fringes, tassels, ruching, cords, pompoms, beads, crystals, stones, suede and feathers are all back in vogue. The major fabric houses sell metres and metres of ‘Passementerie’ (which comes from the French for a maker of ornate work), and designers use it on lamp shades, upholstery, cushions and curtains. It can also make a plain fabric look fabulous too!
Photo Credit: Rolf Benz | Armchair 384 | Exclusive to Frobisher Interiors.