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Our picks of the top interior design trends for AW17

Tips and tricks for a stylish fall and winter.


‘Tis the season of mist and mellow fruitfulness; that time of year where the leaves turn auburn, pumpkin spice lattes dominate your Instagram feed and it’s officially Uggs season. Autumn or fall, whichever your prefer, is definitely the time for nesting. Fashionista’s that have perfected the art of layering declare fall fashion their favourite, and as the interior design buffs that we are, we couldn’t help but agree. So drop whatever you’re doing and take note of our favourite tips and tricks and style cues for the latest AW17 interior design trends.

No longer associated with your granny’s old tufted sofa, it’s safe to say that velvet is here to stay. After years of minimalistic interiors, this new maximalist trend with velvet at the forefront is a welcome deviation. With its rich sumptuous feel, velvet is the perfect way to add texture and elevate a look.

Moody, dramatic interiors with a dose of glam are on the rise. For AW17 our go-to velvet fabric covers are in moody, saturated tones with a sophisticated Scandi edge. Rather than a full-on lush glossy velvet, our current favourite boasts a powdery, matte finish. Opt for a neutral base with greys and natural hues, punctuate the palette with muted jewel-tones. Mustard, burnt gold or marigold - the rich yellow hue is our latest colour obsession. If a whole sofa is too much for a statement, opt for some warm accents in the form of a cushion cover or a footstool cover.

For a truly chic take on autumn-winter 2017 interior styling, texture play is key. Juxtapose the luxe plushness of a velvet sofa with rustic, natural elements such as a wooden, industrial-style coffee table, matte black lighting, perfectly imperfect bone-coloured ceramics and a dash of nature. Graphic black and white photo art lends a modern, contemporary feel.

Most importantly, don’t forget to layer it up. Add a tactile wool or waffle weave throw or blanket to your sofa repertoire. Cushions are a budget-friendly, commitment-free update - the perfect way to inject a little colour and a seasonal twist. So there you have it folks, our picks of the top interior design trends for AW17. What are your favourite interior design ideas and style cues for fall?