New decor directions
Moody blues, oversized florals and woodland settings are the new- season interiors trends to covet
While the temperature may be dropping as autumn arrives, there’s no need to feel the chill indoors. The season’s three hottest new decor trends are rich with glowing colour, pattern and detail, and we can’t wait to try them. Deep moody blue shades and a focus on texture and luxury come together for this opulent trend.
“Midnight Tropics sees the summery tropical theme continue and develop throughout the autumn and winter,” says Clotilde Passalacqua, interior design leader, Ikea.
“Instead of featuring bright and playful colours, this trend pairs rich, dark tones – such as navy and emerald green – with accents of brass and gold, to create an exotic and luxurious look with a touch of opulence. Accessorising with succulents and tropical plants is key, as is artwork and patterns that take their cue from nature, and in particular, feature foliage.”
Many major home brands have embraced this luxe look, including Marks & Spencer with its Manhattan collection ( main image). It has a rich palette of inky matte black and brass accents, and is inspired by the opulence of New York’s luxury hotels, with details including soft velvets and green marble, mixed with bold monochrome furniture. A berry- hued palette of blueberry, cherry, deep plum and purple, paired with designs featuring lush blooms, is a chic, seasonal way to interpret the fashionably botanical trend.
“This season our collections draw inspiration from the humble tulip bulb that became more precious than gold and five times more expensive than a house. It’s a bulb that went on to inspire generations,” says Tricia Guild, founder and creative director, Designers Guild.