The one thing I love about the colder months is making some changes in my home. From buying a few new things to make your home feel cozy, it feels so good to get out the rugs, thicker blankets and heavier curtains. I like to add small things like scented candles, knitted throws and a few patterned pillows, to update the look of the living room. We have just moved, so have added quite a few items to make our home feel cozier. I love interior design and looking at the latest design trends. I put together a few of the hot fall home decor trends that are big for a/w 2015…...take a look and fall in love with some of these gorgeous items!
1. Shades of Grey
Think about winter morning greys, silver branches, wisps of smoke and warm fuzzy throws in your home. This is the perfect colour to use, to knit up gorgeous textiles for your home this season. With many shades on offer, from dark grey to greige, you will be spoilt for choice with colour options for this neutral colour.
2. Midnight Blues
For a richer colour scheme this winter, add some midnight blue into your home, with indigo and inky colours.
3. Cozy Knits
Knitted home accessories are getting bigger and bolder, with huge chunky knits replacing subtle weaves. Soft cable knit pillows and cushions in dove greys, creams and reds. One thing you need for your home this year is a huge knitted pouffe!
4. Vintage Explorer
With inspiration from explorers and naturalists, you can bring this trend into your home by sourcing old globes, vintage suitcases and furniture. Place alongside plant drawings and butterfly motifs, making something look vintage by displaying in an old bell jar or by framing found objects.
5. Luxurious Comfort
If you can afford to have a splurge this year, go out and find some luxurious throws, rugs and cushions, with plush textures that will keep you wrapped up and warm all through the winter months.
6. Keeping in Check
Add some traditional tartan to your home to give it a country house feel. Vivienne Westwood has a collection of wallpaper that you will love:
With all of the luxurious fabrics and textures you may have in your home, it is a good idea to have something that contrast, the addition of some rough texture, like rattan will look great when paired with neutral colours, like white or light grey.
The folk trend has a homespun Nordic influence this year, with clean cut paper designs, block prints, tie dyes and ikat weaves.
9. The Roaring Twenties
With inspiring interiors from the movie ‘The Great Gatsby’ and TV show ‘Downton Abbey’, the twenties style with metallics and mirrored surfaces, is big this season. I have seen so many drinks cabinets and trolleys that are vintage, and have been given a modern makeover, with metallic paint.
Adding something handmade to your home, gives it a unique and special quality. There are so many items out there, from printed, knitted, woven or glazed. You will feel that special connection to the maker and cherish it more because it was crafted by someone skilled and not just one of many manufactured by a machine.
Do you update your home for the colder months?
What are your go-to home decor items?
I would love to know if they include anything knitted!