There’s no doubt about it: autumn is the season that shows us just how wonderful change can be. Bright sunshine combines beautifully with crisp air, the sky seems a deeper shade of blue and leaves transform from lush green to vibrant tones of gold, russet and amber.

At this time of year, many of us crave transformation in our homes, too. As the nights draw in and we spend more time relaxing with loved ones, we start to look for ways to make our spaces feel cosier and more inviting. If you’re looking to make a change this season, you may find some inspiration among these key trends for autumn interiors …

Dulux Colour of the Year

Earlier this month, paint brand Dulux announced its 2021 colour of the year: Brave Ground. Described by Dulux experts as “a bolstering shade that connects back to nature and the simple things”, this grounding neutral is a rich, earthy hue that brings instant warmth to any room. Brave Ground complements a wide range of palettes, so it’s a great choice if you want to refresh your interiors without replacing all your soft furnishings and accessories. That said, if you’re after a more significant change, it also provides a stunning backdrop to the season’s trending accents of chocolate brown, wine, olive green, and yellow ochre.


Floral patterns have been hot news in home décor throughout 2020, and the trend looks set to hold firm. Floral wallpaper is ideal for those who want to make a bold statement with blooms, but if you’d prefer to take a subtler approach you could think about adding some floral cushions, curtains, throws or bed linen to your home instead.

Bringing Nature Inside

Faux plants seem to have had their day and this season there is a definite shift towards using real plants indoors. There’s nothing quite like the character of a real plant and natural greenery is always a welcome addition to a room – especially as many of us spend less time outdoors in autumn and winter.


Wicker furniture is also having something of a moment, and it’s easy to see why. Typically made from willow twigs, wicker items are an effortless way of bringing a natural, rustic vibe to your interiors and they slot easily into both contemporary and traditional room designs. Many wicker pieces, such as trunks and storage units, deliver as much on functionality as they do on style. They’re well worth considering if you need to declutter your home or create a handy space to store away toys, games, or home-office equipment.

Splurging on Sleep

According to the Elle Décor report on 2020 Design Trends, investing in a good-quality bed, mattress and bed linen is a must. Of course, we couldn’t agree more! We’ve always known the value of creating a bedroom in which you can completely relax and enjoy restful, restorative sleep, and that’s why our collection features stylish bedsteads and divan sets, top-brand mattresses, complementary bedroom furniture and luxurious linens.

If you’re in need of inspiration or advice on updating your interiors this autumn, come and see us in-store or contact one of our expert advisors.