Having spent so much time in our homes over recent months, our experiences are having a direct effect on how we’re choosing to decorate our homes for the latter part of the 2020. Unsurprisingly, comfort and a strengthened connection to nature are dominating the latest home trends. Combine these with the arrival of autumn and our natural tendency toward all things cosy at this time of year, and you’ll already be forming a picture of forthcoming trends. So if you’d like to find out more, keep reading…
Who or what is it?! Cottagecore is the new lifestyle trend which appeared during lockdown as many of us rediscovered the comforts of home and embraced nature, whether that was starting a vegetable patch or baking bread. The idea of a country lifestyle has never been so popular and its comfy and cosy aesthetic is a key element.
Subtle muted tones, including soft light pinks and blues are perfect for a cottagecore appeal. Other rustic features, such as wooden window seats, stools and surfaces will develop a natural, relaxed feel. Homely vibes such as reading nooks, a comfy chair in front of a roaring fire, casually accessorised by a fluffy throw or two, and a vase of wild flowers on the kitchen table, will seal the look.
Fast fashion is a hot topic and this theme is rapidly being transferred into our homes. Where is our furniture made? What is it made from? An eco-friendly home is becoming the norm and an easy way to achieve this trend is to choose furniture crafted from natural materials that have been sustainably sourced. Rattan, wicker and bamboo have a low environmental footprint. Walnut is a popular wood this season. Keep an eye out for furniture that has been made locally too, as well as unique upcycled pieces, which will add character to your home.
As the weather cools, traditional autumn colours, such a chocolate brown, olive and ochre are taking over. Replacing neutrals, these naturally warming shades are not just for walls, but for furnishings and accessories too. Reconnecting us with nature, autumn hues bring the outdoors inside, whilst still keeping us cosy. Imagine the light from a log fire or tea lights dancing across an ochre or terracotta painted wall, creating a relaxed and intimate feel. The autumn colour palette is perfect too for layering and bringing personality into the home.
Already an established trend, biophilia is about our love of nature and bringing it more closely into our lives. Now well recognised for its positive effects on our mental wellbeing, introducing biophilic elements into your home couldn’t be easier. From decorating with shades of green, to a window sill of herbs, from wall art featuring gardens and streams to a shelfie of house plants – however you wish to get closer to nature will benefit both your mood and your home!
If you’re looking for a stylish storage solution for your home, which is sustainably sourced and locally made, Hartleys would love to help. We offer a wide range of wood-grain finishes, from a light contemporary birch to a classic rich, dark evola; all of which are ideal for creating fitted furniture for bedrooms, home studies and living areas throughout your home. If you’d like to visit our Skipton showroom, please give us a call on 01756 700471 to make an appointment, or if you’d prefer a visit from one of our designers, we’d be equally delighted to hear from you. You can visit our website for lots more furniture inspiration at www.hartleysbedrooms.co.uk