While the end of summer means we say goodbye to bright nights, warm weather and extended holidays, it also gives us a chance to embrace the cosy, chillier months not just in our wardrobes, but in our home. We’ve teamed up with home and lifestyle blogger Judy from French Grey Lifestyle, to look at what top home interior trends we can expect to see popping up in homes during the Autumn/Winter 2017 season…
Autumn/Winter Home Interior Trends
‘Greenery’, Pantone’s Colour of the Year, continues to reign supreme for Autumn/Winter 2017 with pops of the hue featuring heavily in new season décor. Judy advises on how to make it work if it doesn’t quite suit your space: “For a more dramatic take on Greenery, opt for a slightly deeper shade, or if you prefer a serene space, then choose a few tones lighter. Green in any shade can be a luxurious colour when teamed with blush pinks (my personal favourite) and copper accessories. Break up this look by using prints and patterns in contrasting shades to add interest, or add greenery using plants and seasonal flowers.”
2.) Statement Lighting
Theatrical light fixtures are on everyone’s wish-list as people wave goodbye to natural light and embrace a moodier climate. While a necessity, lights are also an easy way to add a bit of personality to your home and swap a bog-standard feature for something quirky, or charismatic. Floor lamps in abstract shapes are always a talking-point, or consider bedside lamps with an unusual dimension, like a velvet finish (also a key trend to look out for!).
3.) Chunky Textures
According to Judy, nothing transforms a room quite like a knitted throw! “Coming into winter, I love adding luxurious textures to my furnishings,” she admits. “Knitted poufs, fluffy cushions, or chunky blankets are fantastic ways to add a bit of texture, and are also practical for when the chillier evenings draw in! A knitted or faux fur throw draped over a leather chair can really add a feeling of warmth to a room. If fabric textures aren’t your style, then consider adding harsher textures, like brass or marble, which contrast well with softer materials.”
4.) Colour Blocking
Why stick to one statement colour when you can colour block them all together? That’s the premise behind this trend, which sees indecisive folks taking their full palette and using all of the contrasting colours to make one, show-stopping room. Colour trends for the season include millennial pink, shade of grey, teal and of course – greenery. Colour block them all together and you’re sure to make a real impact.
And what’s Judy’s top tip for seamlessly transitioning your home from season to season? She said: “There is something so nice about evolving the interior of your home to reflect the changes that are happening outdoors. There are different ways to do this, but I mainly use a combination of subtle changes in colour and texture, as these are two adjustments which can easily change the look of an entire room on a really small budget.”
Abbey Insurance Brokers
If you are planning to transform your home interior in line with the new season trends, then remember that once that involves building work, your insurance company will need to be notified and your home insurance policy adapted. This is because any modifications or extensions can affect the value, safety, or size of your home. Failure to notify could result in your policy being void in case of an accident – and no one wants that.
If you are planning a home renovation, and are unsure if your home insurance policy needs to change, please give one of our experience advisors a call on 08000 66 55 44 to discuss.