In the blog this week we’re feeling a little autumnal, whilst the sun has been out over the weekend, it really does feel like the seasons are on the change. The schools are back and after what seemed like the quietest August we’ve ever witnessed in the city of Bristol (albeit not for Dairy Studios!), the beginning of September brings a new lease of life. In the blog this week we’re thinking about the home decor trends that can change with the seasons.

Autumn inspires all sorts of visual and textural stimuli – with the crunching of fallen leaves, the orange sunsets and warm layers of fabrics and misty mornings slowly being burnt away by the sun. (Yes, we’re hoping for an Indian summer this year!). As creative designers we’re always on the look out for inspiration and find it in everything around us – this time of year is particularly motivating when it comes to interiors.

Not only is the changes in the weather the perfect catalyst for a quick interior design transformation but it can be ideal theme too. Some home trends for this year have included art-deco, tropical to striking monotone spaces. We’re having a look at how these trends could work in our own homes as autumn approaches.

Autumnal shades have been in all year – caramel tones, burnt oranges and dusty pinks have been scattered across the showrooms. Warm, rustic interiors can be spiced up with raw materials combined with ethnic patterns and nomadic prints. Rich oranges and red can be matched with soothing turquoises and textured tribal fabrics that paired with cacti and house plants create a dwelling fit for the desert (we can pretend it’s hot right?!).

Soft curves and luxurious furnishings have made a bold comeback with scalloped seating and seductive materials creating a glamorous aesthetic.  With searches for velvet up by over by 400% in the last year, the demand for velvet beds and sofas is at a high. Scales, scallops and curved edges are being complimented with fringing and tassels. Art deco pieces and vintage furnishings bring charm and charisma to any room – and it can just be a hint!

We’re constantly mentioning our passion for biophilia – known as “the urge to affiliate with other forms of life” which can be developed into interior design schemes with indoor plants, natural textures, raw materials and plant prints. Autumn might not seem like the right time of year to bring out the tropical patterns but modern tropical prints can be subdued leafy imagery on deep, inky tones.

Here is a collection of our favourite interior design trends from the year so far – some inspiration for any home!