Get the Look: Autumn’s Top 4 Interiors Trends

The Resident’s interiors writer Kara O’Reilly identifies four key autumn trends and picks out her best buys so you can get the look…

1 Trend: Back to Black
After the recent popularity of every shade of grey, it was only a matter of time before charcoal morphed back to black. Designers are embracing this most dramatic of hues as an opportunity to highlight form and shape, as well as to experiment with texture and finishes.

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String pocket shelving unit, £115, skandium.com
Cueva plate, £16, curiousegg.com
George coffee table, price on request, barninthecity.com
Hammered copper floor lamp, £375, frenchconnection.com
Brew cafetiere, £150, tomdixon.net
Amity mouth-blown glass vase, £40, habitat.co.uk
Duchamp corner sofa in velvet, from £5,496 (plus fabric), thesofaandchair.co.uk

2 Trend: Cocktail hour
Glamorous, louche, sophisticated – Art Deco influences have been bubbling through interiors for a while now. Think luxe materials – marble, brass, velvet, crystal; graphic outline details such as hexagons, circles and diamonds, plus various metallics, paired with either rich blues, greens and black or pale ivories, oysters and blush.

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Webster drinks cabinet, £599; Hexagonal shelf mirror, £149; all other items, from a selection, all marksandspencer.com
Audrey bedside table, £399, westelm.co.uk
Vince velvet cushion with guinea feather trim, £119, andrewmartin.co.uk
Siya brass chandelier, £750, habitat.co.uk
Biba Albany table light, £195, houseoffraser.co.uk
Curva magazine holder, £138, aram.co.uk
Austin cocktail tables, £2,126 for set of 2, arteriorshome.com

3 Trend: Jewel hues
Look to gemstones to get a sense of autumn’s key colours. Choose aquamarines and emeralds and team with accents of topaz and citrine. They make most impact used on big-ticket pieces such as sofas and beds, but you can dip your toe in the trend by selecting an accessory cushion, vase or lamp…

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Richmond 4-seater sofa, £1,999; velvet paint cushion, £85; Geo cushion, £85; two-tone throw in tropical green, £119; all other items, from a selection, heals.com
Sila wool throw in Ultramarine Emerald, £349, oyuna.com
Stafford velvet dining chair in Putting Green, £320, oka.com
Weavers cushion in Petrol, £39, sheridanaustralia.co.uk
Bud vases in Mustard, £16 for set of 2, miafleur.com
J by Jasper Conran vase, £30, debenhams.com
Luca velvet bedstead in Green, from £2,295, sohohome.com

4 Trend: Contemporary country
A continuing crowd-pleaser, this relaxed trend is about taking the kinds of materials associated with comfortable country looks – grained woods, textural fabrics, rough-hewn pottery – and using them to make tactile pieces in modern shapes and styles.

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Stoneware large jug in Grey, £39; Stoneware bowls in Grey and Indigo, from £9 each; Stoneware plates, from £10 each; Linen napkin in Indigo, £6, all murmur.co.uk
Sandhurst two seat bench, £650, one.world
Clarendon display cabinet, £1,199, marksandspencer.com
Longton large pot, £50, neptune.com
Gray & Willow charcoal stripe mug, £8, houseoffraser.co.uk
Collection baskets, £16 for set of 2, debenhams.com
Cook’s table in marble and oak, £2,799, heals.com


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