It’s that time of year again when the shops are getting ready to drop their latest homeware and decor collections, and I don’t know about you but I’m definitely in the mood for a home makeover to go with the change in season.
If you’re feeling the same way, you’re in luck – there are some amazing new interior design trends on their way in the next couple of weeks. Best of all, you can translate these designer influences into your home even if you only have a small budget, so over the next month or so I’ll be giving you my top picks for styling each look on a shoestring.
Many of these home trends extend into stationery collections, and also into Christmas decorations and wrapping so I’ll also be keeping you updated about some of those in the coming weeks – I know how many of you love your Christmas preparations!
Look out for scandinavian design influences, geometric shards of pastel or bright colours, copper and glass accents, and a touch of 1950s or 1970s styling. This is all fresh, fun and highly Instagrammable. As most of the items are practical, they’re ideal for small places as well as being easy ways to brighten a plain room.
In the picture above you can see some of the latest offerings from Next’s Studio Collection on the left and Simplicity by George Home on the right, and there are several other high street shops about to launch their collections.
Have a look at the fresh geometric Cosmo collection from Debenhams, or the handy basics House range by John Lewis, both available now. You can also pick decorative items from this theme up in store at Primark and Flying Tiger. There’s also the cute new Zoella Lifestyle range which is currently 3-for-2 at Superdrug, and can also be found at House of Fraser and Feel Unique.
I’ll keep you updated as more of these collections arrive in the shops and online stores, and do some best buys and top picks later this month.
This is a heritage style with plenty of floral and leaf motifs, and a feminine, natural feel. It lends itself well to pretty bedrooms and table settings.
Pictured above we have Matalan bedding on the left and a Tesco Home table setting on the right (available in a fortnight or so).
This trend has a wide colour palette so you’ll be able to find something to fit with your existing decor – unless you’re in the mood for a complete change. It also ranges from rustic and natural to full-on chintzy florals, so you can choose how extreme you want to go with this one, depending upon your lifestyle and personality.
The Wilko Enterprising Britain range is on sale now, featuring plenty of floral touches for the bedroom and living room, so is the Floral Elegance collection from The Range. You can always find something floral or country cottage style at M&S too. Some of the nicest bedding so far this season is from RJR by John Rocha at Debenhams, especially the blue floral Iris bedding, and the multicoloured Bliss bedding set.
Keep an eye out for other shops launching similar themed interior decor in the next few days. I’ll keep you updated with some of the top picks from these retailers too, there really is something for most tastes.
Deep, dark and dramatic
If you crave some drama look out for high street versions of this trend, which features deep colours, velvets and gold accents. It can be gothic, colonial or influenced by the glamorous designs of the 1930s.
The pictures above feature products from Argos on the left and Biba for House of Fraser on the right. The Argos Dark Poetry collection is starting to filter through onto their site but it isn’t all listed yet so you might have to wait a few more days for the best bits. It’s a similar picture with the Biba Home goodies too, so keep checking back.
The most commonly used colours are deep rich blue, dark teal, deep emerald green and black, mixed with white dining sets with gold trims and cutlery. Most collections also include gold toned barware equipment designed to be left on show, so you can have a Great Gatsby moment while you’re sipping a cocktail.
If you want to see a full collection, have a peek at John Lewis’ gorgeous Collector’s House which includes some special pieces from V&A, or for a tighter budget visit Dunelm for their Colonial Charm range (not officially launched yet, but you’ll be able to see everything if you follow that link).
Stay tuned for styling tips to get this luxury look for less, and new lustworthy homewares from George Home, Tesco’s Fox & Ivy, and Sainsbury’s.
Another strong trend this season is for calming, natural interiors with handmade or slightly irregular accessories. Think woven linens, neutral colours, textured rugs, stoneware, turned wood, and simple crockery and ornaments.
The Artisan collection at Argos is worth a trawl too, or you might prefer the natural, calm and stylish looks of Gray & Willow at Debenhams. H&M also has a rustic artisan kitchenware range with prices starting as low as £1.99 that are on the table on the picture above.
There are some new ranges about to turn up at House of Fraser and Zara Home that fans of the natural look will love, so check in with them in a fortnight or so.
Grey, pink and girly glam
Last year’s hygge trend gets a more glamourous makeover here, with cosy faux fur throws, beaded cushions and beautiful vases and candles. The palette is mainly soft grey with splashes of blush pink, plus a little lilac or soft plum.
On the left above we have Star by Julien Macdonald for Debenhams (not in stores yet), and on the right is a new AW17 collection coming soon from Marks & Spencer.
This is more about prosecco than hot chocolate with marshmallows. Light a beautiful candle and snuggle up with a plush throw and a pile of pretty cushions.
Can’t wait for these to arrive in the shops? Dunelm’s Maison Francaise has some French-vintage-style feminine bedlinen and home accessories in soft shades of grey and pink. You might also like Argos’ pretty Forest Frost range.
Manor and lodge
This is another heritage look, more masculine and grand than the floral Woodland Cottage designs. Think tartan and plaid, tapestry, tweed and wild animal prints and ornaments – all set in front of a crackling log fire in a manor house or a hunting lodge.
The Keeper’s Lodge furnishings on the left are coming soon from Dunelm, and the Fireside collection on the right will be launched by Sainsbury’s in the next couple of weeks. I’ve just done a photoshoot with the Sainsbury’s collection so watch out for a separate article about that in a couple of weeks, because I absolutely love it.
Key pieces include tartan blankets or bedding, traditional or rustic lamps, and stag ornaments and prints.
If you can’t wait to cosy up with this heritage theme there are traditional-look Rustic Charm bargains already available at The Range, neutral Decelerate collection bits and bobs at Matalan, and some brilliantly eccentric and playful Manor / Modern Heritage pieces at George Home that are definitely worth a trawl.
The final look is a mixture of different cultures all put together in a way that turns your home into a sanctuary rather than a safari. It uses soft toned influences that are Native American, Aztec, Indian, African, or from the far East, or a mixture of several of them.
The bedroom on the left is decorated with Bohemian Monochrome homewares from The Range and the picture on the right has been styled with Soulful products by George Home. These are really cost-effective collections for creating a new home look, and they’re in the shops already.
The look is kept harmonised by mainly sticking to light, soft colours, but there are also some soft terracottas and purples along with traditional patterns and prints. Palm plants and succulents provide a splash of green to brighten up the palette.
For a one-stop-shop of beautiful homewares that all tone and fit together, try Junipa from House of Fraser. You might also like the Global Chic range at M&S. There are some perfect small accessories and stationery items in the new Rodeo and Golden Place collections from Paperchase if you’re making over a bedroom or work space.
Which of these hot AW17 home decor looks is your favourite? I’ll be doing more in-depth individual guides for some of the trends, and how to pull the designer looks together at high street prices soon – so let me know if there’s one you’d especially like to see more of!