The days are getting that little bit shorter and there's more than a hint of autumn in the air. It's time to start thinking about creating a warm, cosy atmosphere in your home - and there's nothing like a new season to put you in the mood for sprucing up the house. Here's a few of the home interiors trends we'll be seeing over the next few months - hopefully, you'll be inspired...
Rich, intense colours always come back into fashion around this time of year - darker days and longer evenings means stronger colours work nicely in your home. In the living room, consider adding a throw or rug in a plummy purple, claret, midnight blue or forest green.
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If you've been thinking of updating your kitchen, a mid-toned grey like Pebble Grey or even a strong shade like Ultragloss Anthracite will help you create a striking space that's perfect for cosy winter suppers. Feeling daring? Go the whole way with a slick, glossy black like the Visions door in Ultragloss Black.
If you'd like to make some small tweaks to the look of your kitchen but aren't in the position to give the room a complete make-over, changing the details like door handles, taps and lighting might be the way to go. Metallic tones of copper, rose gold and brass will add tiny splashes of warmth to the room, and are surprisingly versatile. Warm-toned metals will contrast beautifully with colours like grey and blue, and liven up plain white or cream walls and units.
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If you prefer a cool-toned metal, antique-style handles will subtly change the look your doors and drawer-fronts. Have a look at our range of handles for more inspiration. Need help placing and fitting new handles? Read our guide.
Folk & handcrafted style
Love a bold pattern? You're in luck this autumn, as colourful tiles and detailed designs are everywhere. To keep your space from looking too busy, add pattern in small doses. A tiled splashback will catch the eye without dominating the room, for example, or a batik rug to jazz up plain floor tiles. If your kitchen's on the small side, incorporate the folk pattern trend by treating yourself to some new crockery. Look for handmade ceramic cups and plates with striking detail, and make your morning coffee or lunchtime sandwich a real pleasure.
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