Photography by James Balston. © Susi Bellamy
This autumn, interior design trends are on track to incorporate bright colours, bold prints, rich textures, and a luxurious revival of the 70s décor. Autumn represents the changing of the seasons, and as the days get cooler, we’re looking forward to plenty of cosy nights by the fire. Autumn is also a great time to freshen up your living space. Here are a few key trends you’ll see this season with our Autumn interior design guide.
Read on as Forwood Design highlights some of our best seasonal guide choices to elevate your interior and prepare for cooler days ahead.
Cosy with Retro-Inspired Accents
Give your interiors a refreshed 70s-meets-modern upgrade. Deep, cosy, earthy tones and green hues are one of the defining characteristics of 2022’s interior design style. In fact, according to The Harris Poll, Google searches for “green paint” have gone up 100% since 2020, with pale greens and deep greens being the most popular. Retro-inspired pieces with a modern twist, like this drink trolley with shagreen bar accessories, add an elevated feel to your space. Incorporating warmer shades, like burnt orange and deep reds, coupled with luxurious velvet textures creates the ultimate cosy reading corner this autumn. Consider pairing pieces like this lampshade and best-selling velvet cushion by Susi Bellamy, with Forwood Design’s faux shagreen lamp base.
Mirrors can also be used to create dimension, as mirrors generally make a space feel larger and create the illusion of a more open space. Incorporating a vintage-inspired mirror is an easy way to add a touch of old and new to your bedroom or entryway. For example, this round mirror has a modern design reminiscent of vintage damask fabric patterns. Our classic Arden Dressing Table Mirror in mulberry will add a touch of radiance to your home interior. Pair either of these mirrors with a shagreen console table to complete the look!
Adding wallpaper with bold patterns, floral prints, or saturated colours to your living space might sound overwhelming, but wallpaper can tie the room together when paired with the right pieces. A properly placed border strip can accent a room, or you can even add a half wall of wallpaper to give a wainscoting element.
Maximalism has become a key style in 2022. This style consists of concentrated colours, patterns, and extravagance, rooted in English design. Take this Lavender Stucco Wallpaper by Susi Bellamy, for example. Inspired by traditional Florentine aesthetics, these designs are made modern with unexpected colour palettes and kaleidoscopic geometry. The fearless vibrancy of these on-trend finishes might seem challenging to style; so we suggest opting for pieces that pick up on the tonalities of the paper in flat, block colours and with touches of more modern design (from 1950s angular furniture to sleek lamp bases.) When paired with Forwood Design’s Cora Carver armchair in bronze, for example, Susi Bellamy’s wallpaper functions as a bright focal point without compromising the space around it.
Designer Lighting & Accessories
The atmosphere of a home is heavily dependent on the lighting used. Forwood Design’s stylish collection of Table Lamps are designed to maintain classic lines while adding a contemporary twist. These lamps are created to compliment both traditional and modern interiors. Our faux malachite and faux tortoiseshell lamps with a thick brass trim are good examples of luxurious, timeless statement pieces. These lamps are ideal for adding sophisticated elegance into living rooms and halls, reminiscent of vintage opulence. Check out our collection of classic lamps more suited to traditional living spaces, too. Our Diss Column lamps in faux shagreen and metal make the most charming bedside or end table lights, for example.
Try accenting this look with a velvet lampshade by Susi Bellamy or a fringe detail lampshade by BeauVamp in collaboration with Susi Bellamy – simply fabulous! And don’t forget– well-placed accessories can instantly elevate the look and feel of your home. Consider styling your sideboard or dressing table with Forwood Design’s range of functional home accessories, like this lavish jewellery box, to tie it all together.