As we approach autumn/winter, more of us will begin to welcome family and friends back into our homes, and after spending months indoors quarantining in lockdown, a little home refresh won’t hurt either.
Lucy Askew, Interiors Expert at Hillarys, has predicted the popular home trends that many of us might be adopting later this year. And guess what? Pink and walnut are having a moment.
‘After a spring and early summer that none of us were expecting, making the most of the remainder of 2020 is important when it comes to enjoying each room of your property,’ says Lucy. ‘For the many who have spent months staring at the same rooms and décor, the promise of approaching the autumn and winter seasons could indicate the perfect time to introduce some new colour, styling or interior features to your home.’
Following the start of lockdown in March, a huge number of Britons decided to combat the boredom they faced – either due to furlough or having to stay isolated from regular life – by indulging in crafts or painting, so expect walls and shelves up and down the UK to be adorned with handcrafted objects come autumn.
If you’ve been painting, buy a photo frame and hang your work of art up on the wall; if you’ve been making your own macrame vases, pop in a plant and display it as a hanging planter; or if you’ve been upcycling household items, make it a focal point in your room.
Whilst these unique and handmade pieces might not be for everyone, displaying the artwork you’ve had time to create during lockdown will serve as an important keepsake to such a unique period of our lives, says Lucy.
It might not be the first autumnal colour that springs to mind, but delicate and chalky or pastel shades of pink that represent a sense of tranquillity will continue to be a popular decorative choice in British homes as we approach the colder months.
The colour has come a long way since Pantone named ‘Rose Quartz’ as one of their chosen colour shades of the year back in 2016 and is no longer simply reserved for the walls of little girls’ bedrooms!
‘When paired with contrasting grey, green or deep blue tones, pink can be given the grown-up glow-up it deserves, in any space of the home that you desire,’ Lucy adds.
With its rich and inviting tones, walnut has long been a popular choice for durable and long-lasting flooring, but hardwood is set to become even more prevalent in UK homes later this year.
Chairs, coffee tables and even beds in walnut are set to increase in popularity, with the versatility of shades and unique patterns of the grain making for an eye-catching piece that will impress guests.
As a nation we are becoming increasingly more interested in space, the solar system and what else could possibly lie beyond this little home we call planet earth. It’s therefore only logical that this fascination with astronomy is being brought into homes with a decorative flair.
‘A gold or silver dust effect using metallic paint on top of a deep blue shade will mimic stars in a night sky without looking too obvious, and shimmering dark velvet fabrics – when used convincingly – can also help to create a sophisticated nocturnal ambience,’ explains Lucy.
This trend works perfect as we move into winter and Christmas too. Deep midnight blues or pieces with a metallic accent will work best in living spaces, while you can introduce cute accessories in kids’ bedrooms.
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