As the seasons turn it’s time to give your rooms a refresh too. This fall is full of new ideas for materials, colors and styles to steal. Here are our favourite five interiors trends to give you inspiration this season
Gold has been placed firmly back on the design map this year, with brass and copper details ushering in a new trend for metallics with a warm, organic feel. If gold to you means ritzy interiors from the Dynasty era, then there’s no need to fear – this time around gold is used to warm up a space and add a little glamour, but its not the full-on status symbol it was. Instead use it sparingly in unusual spaces – a mottled gold-effect splashback in the kitchen for example, or on wood for a softer look. These gold shutters teamed with a rustic painted dressing table and contemporary Perspex chair show how to mix gold with other materials for a modern take.
If you’re the indecisive sort then the two-tone trend is one for you! Modern and daring, mixing two sympathetic shades of the same color in a confined space gives depth to your room. You can place this trick just about anywhere – mix two shades of green in your tiled splashback, two hues of pink on the upper and lower portions of a wall, paint your woodwork a subtly darker shade of paint to your walls…. or get creative with colored shutters like we did for this soothing blue-on-blue space.
Add some spice and heat to your interior even as the weather outside cools down with the trend for all things Mexico. Key to this trend is bold color – think ochre yellows, burnt orange and dusty brick reds. The traditional geometric patterns of Mexican folk decoration add character, but to keep the look modern avoid filling the space with clutter – instead team with simple furniture shapes in clean white or pale wood, and bring out notes of colour with simple ceramics.
Loft-living style gets a lighter makeover this autumn, introducing color to the stark shapes and minimal lines for a warmer, softer feel that is more family-friendly. The familiar shapes – trestle tables, bistro chairs and factory lighting – are reframed with light colours like pale yellow, nude pink and mint green. Full-height shutters add practicality and a semi-industrial vibe, but give them a twist by choosing a custom color – sunny yellow will keep the space feeling inviting all year through.
Blue has been out of favour for interiors for a while, so an reinvention is long overdue. This season it's appearing as the go-to shade for interior decorators wanting to make a big impact. More lively than grey and less intimidating than black, a deep, dark blue adds instant impact in a scheme but sits wonderfully well with white walls too. To combat any reduction in light levels, add in reflective details on lighting and furniture in the other hot shade of the season – gold.