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Autumn/winter interior design trends and accessories

It’s that time of year when warm summer months give way to cool, crisp mornings and the early nights of autumn and winter. With the seasons changing, it’s time to look inwards and put our homes through the motions too.

From embracing warmer colour palettes to entangling ourselves in layers of texture, we dive deeper into the trends beckoning us into the cosier months.

Welcome nature into the home

It’s unsurprising after such a time of uncertainty that we’re welcoming the restorative and calming effects of the natural world with open arms. From using natural materials such as cotton, linen, wicker and wood, to becoming green-fingered with lush gardens or indoor jungles, there’s been a huge shift towards the world of the outdoors.

This won’t change over the autumn and winter months. Green has long been an interior design favourite when it comes to reflecting the nature surrounding us, and we’ll see layers of green shades taking over the indoor world this season. Bring some green into your home with pops of emerald or mint in your accessories, or go all out with a deep forest green wall.

Parquet chest of drawers @danscastle_

Embrace warmth

Each year, as the outside temperatures plummet, we always look to the cosy indoors to envelop us. Transfer this to your home interiors with warmer colour palettes. Where cool tones may keep us feeling refreshed in the summer months, warmer hues help to brighten up the darkest months of the year.

Reflect the jewel-toned colours of the outdoors, with emeralds, ruby reds, bright topaz, amethysts and brown sapphires. Rather than changing up your scheme every season, update your look through accessories. Throws, rugs, cushions and art are a great way to bring a new look to your home, without the expense.


Parquet bed @home_of_roberts

Layer your layers

Autumn/winter decor is all about layering. And we’re not just talking about cosy blankets. This season the trend focuses on layering patterns, textures, materials and colour to cocoon you throughout the colder months. Fill your interiors with patterned rugs, cushions, and curtains, as well as furniture of different materials and textures to create an autumnal maximalist haven.

If you’re looking to make more of a statement, invest in a velvet accent chair and layer with a woven throw and fabric cushion.


Shay bedside table @athome_withwinston

Take inspiration from goblincore

Cottagecore was a huge trend in autumn/winter 20, and through the most part of 2021. Yet, it’s imperfect sister, goblincore, is starting to take the limelight. Where cottagecore focuses on the romantic elements of the countryside, chintzy fabrics and beautiful blooms, goblincore sees beauty in the wilder side of nature, finding comfort in earthier, mossier and conventionally less attractive elements of nature.

Make this trend work in your home by using earthier colours such as forest greens and umber, and weaving in rougher motifs such as mushrooms, frogs and more rustic wood.

St Ives Tallboy

Get comfortable

As you’ve likely guessed, all of this season’s trends centre around relaxation and calm, rather than a perfect interior. This is why we’ve seen a rise in the cosier, more eclectic disciplines such as maximalism, cottagecore and goblincore. So this season make sure to indulge in all of your home comforts. Whether that’s simply textured accessories or creating a designated reading area, make sure to give yourself a sense of retreat in your home.

St Ives bookcase @bowdenandbowsley

Use vertical lines

Vertical lines are making their way to the top spot of trends this autumn/winter, from tableware and accessories, to walls. A great way to introduce this into your space is through vertical panelling, striped wallpaper or even a plush headboard with vertical shapes. If you’re looking to take on an easy and cost-effective trend this season, vertical lines could be the one for you. Impartial to colour and texture, vertical lines are welcome in any scheme.


Paris bed / St Ives blanket box / St Ives beside table / St Ives chest of drawers / Montage lamp

Fall for peachy pinks

A rise in love of plaster pinks of the previous year has given way to peachier hues. With peach creating a sense of calm and tranquility in the home, it’s no wonder it’s walking into this season’s top trends. Creating a lift in contrast to the darker shades of the season, it works beautifully in an autumn colour palette.

Pair it with mossy greens and olives to capitalise on the more natural trends of the season, and you’ll create the perfect calming oasis and sense of luxury in your home.


Highgate bed / Highgate bedside table @lauralouisa

Get in shape

When it comes to your home accessories, make sure to focus on shapes this season. Art deco silhouettes are coming back into vogue, as are modern curves. Create interest with contrasting lines, with circular forms meeting clean cut vertical and horizontal strokes. Make a statement with interesting profiles through your artwork, mirrors and lamps.

Brooklyn TV unit @stylingourabode

Switching up your accessories for the season according to trends is not only transformative to your whole look, but it’s a cost effective solution for the fashion forward, who want to stay ahead of movements in the interior design world.

You should now be ready to take autumn/winter 2021 by storm! Find some new accessories now, and show us how you style them over on Instagram using #OakFurnitureland.

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