With a chill in the air and crisp leaves falling it is the time of year that we prepare for hibernation in a warm and relaxing environment. With autumn lingering on well into November it is only natural that we should embrace this beautiful season and bring it into our homes. This season introduces an abundance of warm textures and cute critters, ready to dress your home in the Woodland Trend.
I have been totally inspired by House of Fraser’s woodland collection for Autumn/Winter 2013 which is full of seasonal charm. Their collection features beautifully detailed pieces alongside plenty of cosy textures, warm colours and is further accentuated by a modern twist of shimmering metallics. With current interior trends reflecting heavily on nature this range is perfect for bringing a decorative touch that will make all the difference to a room.
This style is all about textures and tones which this collection incorporates beautifully. Faux fur, wood and chunky knits all embody the spirit of the season and are perfectly complimented by glimmers of frosted glass and eye-catching sleek ornaments. There is something for everyone in this collection, after all this trend is a style that suits almost every house and can be introduced a piece at a time. Look out for wise owls, playful squirrels and cute hedgehogs to add character to your home. The stags head will also create a desired look and will certainly help to create a modernised rural retreat. Texture is essential for this style so use throws and cushions to create a warm and visually appealing layered scheme whilst adding warmth with candles and wooden ornaments and a contemporary twist with shimmering metallic’s.
I have highlighted how to create two different styles from this charming collection below.
This style focuses on sleek chrome, sumptuous velvets and shimmering metallics which all bring a contemporary edge to the woodland trend. Try incorporating warm tones of brown alongside wooden textures to bring an element of warmth to the scheme.
Settle down by the roaring fire, listen as the wind blows outside and be inspired by all the beautiful tones which autumn brings. This is the season where colours get stronger with gorgeous hues of gold, yellow and orange and fabric gets heavier as chunky, thick throws are introduced. Catch the spirit of the season with cosy textures, natural elements and warm colours which create an autumnal feel. Today I am focusing on a classic Country Chic style which is perfect for creating a warm and cosy environment.
This style is all about warmth and texture. Checks, tweed and herringbone are pattern which are typical of this style. Enhance these by adding chunky throws, rustic knits and comfortable cushions, surrounding yourself with these elements will certainly evoke a sense of relaxation. Look for eye-catching textures, unusual shapes and talking-point details to add character to a room. Country décor is rich with warm colours that are drawn from nature; think burnt oranges and burgundy found on fallen leaves with the addition of gold’s, yellows and moss greens. Neutrals should include soothing tones such as browns and creams for accents. However don’t shy away from vibrant tones, rather compliment them with softer, tonal shades for a playful, nature inspired look. Lastly for a charming element add a few wooden creatures.
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