Bringing Autumn home

Living-room interior. 3d rendering.

Follow the trend for full-fat luxe – or its more informal cousin ‘shabby chic’ – and conjure an elegant, understated neutral palette, including pale grey embellished with decorative details from vases to mirrors. “Our palatial look takes inspiration from an elegant French townhouse style, with a soft colour palette emphasising the clean look,” says Joanna Branson, print designer at Sainsbury’s. “We’ve featured greys and dusty pinks and, to give it a modern twist, added touches of glass, or a delicate linear floral print for a vintage look.”


Sensual textures will ramp up the comfort, so add fur rugs, velvets and silks, and bring sparkle and light with vintage mirrors, candlesticks and hurricane lamps.


Designers continue to be inspired by the great outdoors and there’s a choice of interpretations this season – woodland, or the exotic jungle look. “We’ve chosen a look, Enchanted Forest, which conjures both a dark and mysterious forest with deep green tones as well as a magical woodland with fanciful creatures,” says Julie Varma, senior design and buying director for George Home. “Nature’s still ruling in interiors, ranging from botanical prints and countryside charm, through to more of a walk on the wild side, with leopard prints and a safari focus.”


If a pastoral scene – quirky or otherwise – is too tame, prowl through a selection of wild animal designs and print wallpaper.


Dulux has chosen a blue-grey, Denim Drift, as its colour for 2017, thereby ensuring blues will be on the decor map for a long time to come. “Denim Drift is a versatile grey-blue, the must-have colour for the year ahead, and its complementary colour palette of tonal blues shows the growing importance of this colour area. Blue remains, after all, the world’s favourite colour,” says Rebecca Williamson, colour and design trend expert at Dulux. “Denim blue is set to dominate the fashion trend agenda, and this colour will be mirrored in homes. It’s the perfect fit for settings which are soothing and simple, yet stylish.”

Blue living room


Turn up the visual impact with brighter blues and take it down with muted blues – it’s all about suiting the style and personality of the room.

Source: s1homes Fife magazine

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