Prepare your interiors for the onset of chillier days by ramping up the warmth factor with these creative ideas:
1 . COLOUR CRUSH
Rich teals, petrol blues and forest greens are the hues of the moment and they work brilliantly when it comes to adding depth and moodiness to a scheme as autumn turns to winter. If you can’t revamp your interiors from scratch, try introducing rich accents to signify the changing seasons.
Tom Dixon’s part-mohair Deco Cushion in Blue, £180, will provide a pleasingly tactile note to a wintry scheme, www.amara.com
2 . INTRODUCE A DESIGN ELEMENT
Ergonomic furniture makes an eye-catching statement as well as adding a soothing, fluid note to an interiors scheme, perfect for a cossetting look. Designer Russell Pinch’s recent collaboration with Heal’s has resulted in a timeless armchair that strikes the right note for autumn days with its rich tan leather finish, elegant silhouette and curved arms. Wallis armchair, £2,599, www.heals.com
3 . ADD TEXTURE
Graphics and geometrics are still hot news and a bold print, whether botanical or monochromatic, is brilliant at adding interest to a scheme. Try introducing a statement pattern to add depth and texture. Ceramic and tile specialist Bert & May’s recent partnership with sofa.com has produced some striking fabrics that work especially well in a winter scheme. Try the Lily Three Seat Sofa in Asquith Dark Room Black & Natural, £1,990, for instant impact, www.sofa.com.
4 . IN THE PINK
Blush rose and soft pink hues introduce a natural element to the home and work beautifully paired with navy or green for a softly autumnal feel. Try adding these notes to the bedroom for a soothing feel. Button and Sprung’s retro-inspired Camelia double bed in lavender, £1,025, features a perfectly plump winged headboard for peaceful seclusion – perfect for the onset of shorter days, www.buttonandsprung.com.
5 . GO RETRO
Short days and long evenings provide the perfect excuse to hunker down at home. The onset of winter and the approach of the festive season is the ideal time to make sure you are ready to host friends and family. Inspired by the glamour of cocktail hour, the Lanesborough 3-Tier Drinks Trolley in Antique Brass, £295, Culinary Concepts, will add both a practical and a gloriously retro note to the living room, www.johnlewis.com
By Emma J Page