Here are my top picks for three of the best home decor trends for Autumn and beyond, and some of the most affordable places to find them.
Yes, it’s that time of year again when I get the urge to have a little home refresh, and maybe you feel the same way too. I’m currently trying out a full wall mural order from Photowall – they have hundreds of designs, and I’ve been drawn to their textures, faux pannelling and abstract prints.
And now, on to the three big trends for this season…
The Eclectic 1970s trend
The seventies influence continues into Autumn and Winter for 2023 and beyond, with plenty of earth tones and uplifting details, and it’s becoming more eclectic.
It reflects a sense of optimism and fun, and is ideal for creating an informal environment for entertaining and hanging out. Look out for sunset colours, especially cinnamon and terracotta, ochre, spicy pinks and warm mauves.
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Many accessories hark back to the glamorous days of classic disco, including statement lamps for creating glowy ambiance like the Habitat mushroom lamp shown above, £40, and gorgeous drinks trolleys for sophisticated entertaining.
Pile up plenty of scatter cushions and throws, such as the Oliver Bonas cushion cover, £25, shown above. Fabrics to choose include plush velvets, patchworks and appliques, and for the full look pick furniture that’s comfortable and curvy or scalloped around the edges.
There’s also a move into more personalised, quirky and homespun accessories and furniture, with pops of colour and cute slogans, and pieces from the 1940s and 50s as well as the 70s. Try the eclectic Pride & Joy collection at Dunelm (see image above) or pretty much the entire current homewares collection at Oliver Bonas for a quick decor refresh that won’t break the bank.
More places to get the Eclectic 1970s look on a budget:
The Autumn Harvest trend
This look is cosy and rustic, with lots of nods to nature and harvest time. Keep it simple with leafy garlands ond white or cream ceramics, or go for something bolder and brighter.
Some of it is relatively calm looking, with warm and pale colours such as fallen leaves with cream and light sage, which works well in smaller spaces or as tableware. Alternatively you can choose brighter orange decor with plenty of pumpkins and toadstools, like this fun Autumn collection from Matalan in the picture above. A lot of it works as seasonal scene-setting that’ll take you right into the heart of Halloween.
On a more rustic and romantic note, the Primark Autumnal floral bedding above is amazing value at £20 for a double duvet cover and pillows. Find it in store now, if you’re quick.
There’s a ‘heritage and countryside’ offshoot of this trend too, which incorporates darker and richer colours. Sometimes it verges on the gothic or the whimsical, but it’s still firmly rooted in nature and inspired by birds, hares, owls and butterflies, with a maximalist twist.
The best high street example of this is the ‘Moorland’ collection, the latest Natural History Museum x Dunelm collaboration, shown in the picture above. They even have their own range of rich, striking paint that gets rave reviews, and works well over wall panelling.
More places to get the Autumn Harvest look on a budget:
- Dunelm Autumn Glow collection
- George Home Autumn Cottage range
- Next Autumnal Decor collection
- The Range The Autumn Collection
- Primark Home Hello Autumn! collection (in stores only)
The Comfortcore / Soothing Blues trend
If you’re searching for something more soothing and calming right now, reach for these beautiful deep blues, warm neutrals and soft creams.
This trend particularly lends itself to a restful, relaxing bedroom, or a comforting, chilled out lounge area.
A neutral space can easily be transformed with natural tufted and boucle cushions and rugs, warm wooden furniture, and perhaps a few blue accessories with simple patterns such as subtle marble bedding or batik prints. Complete the look with artwork depicting cloudscapes, shorelines or calming abstract images.
That’s it for my quick roundup of three home decor trends for Autumn. Which one appeals most to you? Are you Team Eclectic 1970s, Team Autumn Harvest, or Team Soothing Blues?
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