With summer coming to a close, the autumn and winter interior design trends are coming to the fore.
The end of warm weather can bring about stylistic changes, from the styles of rooms to trendy colour choices.
One popular late-year trend sees Bohemian room styles taking off, highlighted by the colour, print and accessory trends that appear to be trending with the advent of fall and winter. Colour choices have been inspired by the vibrant feel of Bohemian lifestyles, and rooms are marked by a blend of cultural styles and eye-catching prints.
The boldness of the colours prevalent in spring and summer remain an important feature, but the tones and shades of color will be very different. Spring and summer brought out such tones as bright fuchsia, duck egg and sunshine yellow against pale pastels and white backgrounds. To create a warming feel, fall and winter colour favourites tend to include strong reds – Pantone colours such as Fiery Red or Chinese Red are prime examples – combined with a paler yet contrasting colour such as sky blue or mineral green.
Spring design trends saw one bold colour taking centre stage in a room. In autumn and winter, a variety of warm and vibrant colours, such as vermillion orange, deep paradise pink, and earthy browns, will likely be popular.
Eye-catching prints with contrasting colours, such as black and white diamond prints, seem to be taking centre stage this fall and winter. Other accessories bearing striking prints are often added to complement rooms, such as table lamps, vases, and scatter cushions.
In contrast to the Bohemian style, rural idyll style rooms create a comforting yet classic inspired atmosphere in the room. The rural effect is created using shabby chic furniture and relaxed period pieces combined with warm colours. Stylish country living is the inspiration behind this room style, which creates a personal and informal space in which to work or relax.
Rich reds are used less than in Bohemian style rooms, but reds in general are very important in creating a warm and relaxing environment, and are complemented perfectly by neutral browns and creams. Rural idyll design uses a combination of pale and dark tones in neutrals for a dramatic effect.
A fireplace is a fantastic focal point in a rural theme, and should be complemented by relaxed furniture and accessories. The rural yet comfortable look of armchairs supports this through their low backs and deep seat cushions. Shabby chic furniture also works well in a rural theme, adding distressed wood textures and a time-worn feel.
The same striking print is used for the curtains, lampshades, and scatter cushions, thus creating a harmonious and coherent look. Accessories are a great way to pull a room together, and work best when a limited palette is used in the rural idyll style.