Autumnal interiors: The season’s three hottest new decor trends

Midnight Tropics: John Lewis's interpretation of the look. JL Cole & Son palm wallpaper, jungle, ink

Midnight Tropics: John Lewis's interpretation of the look. JL Cole & Son palm wallpaper, jungle, ink/grey, £82; Duresta Carnaby chair, Harrow velvet navy, £1,249; West Elm pedestal side table, £399 [John Lewis/PA Photo/Handout] - Credit: PA

While the temperature may be dropping as autumn arrives, there’s no need to feel the chill indoors.

Woodland Walk: Crop print bedlinen, double set, £21, Sainsbury's Home (available in major stores and

Woodland Walk: Crop print bedlinen, double set, £21, Sainsbury's Home (available in major stores and online from end September). [Sainsbury's Home/PA Photo/Handout] - Credit: PA

Rich with glowing colour, pattern and detail, these are the latest interiors looks.

Midnight tropics

Deep moody blue shades and a focus on texture and luxury come together for this opulent trend.

Midnight Tropics: Stockholm 2017 two-seat sofa, £895; pouffe, £85; Billy/Oxberg bookcase, blue, £190

Midnight Tropics: Stockholm 2017 two-seat sofa, £895; pouffe, £85; Billy/Oxberg bookcase, blue, £190; Stockholm nest of tables, £160; Boja pendant light, bamboo, £55, Ikea [Ikea/PA Photo/Handout] - Credit: PA

“Midnight tropics sees the summery tropical theme continue and develop throughout the autumn and winter,” says Clotilde Passalacqua, interior design leader, Ikea.


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“Instead of featuring bright and playful colours, this trend pairs rich, dark tones - such as navy and emerald green - with accents of brass and gold, to create an exotic and luxurious look with a touch of opulence. Accessorising with succulents and tropical plants is key, as is artwork and patterns that take their cue from nature, and in particular, feature foliage.”

Many major home brands have embraced this luxe look, including Marks & Spencer with its Manhattan collection. It has a rich palette of inky matte black and brass accents, and is inspired by the opulence of New York’s luxury hotels, with details including soft velvets and green marble, mixed with bold monochrome furniture.

Woodland Walk: Jonanna chair, in matt velvet mustard, from £499, Next [Next/PA Photo/Handout]

Woodland Walk: Jonanna chair, in matt velvet mustard, from £499, Next [Next/PA Photo/Handout] - Credit: PA

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Woodland walk

Our love affair with nature and the great outdoors continues, and one of the easiest ways to refresh an interior is to take inspiration from the countryside.

“Woodland walk captures the tones and textures of an autumnal country walk, creating a cosy living space with warm aubergine and mulberry colours, used across chunky knits and patterned textiles,” says Andrew Tanner, design manager for home and seasonal, Sainsbury’s Home.

“These shades pop against mustard and duck egg blue tones, seen on ceramics and home accessories, complementing this classic look. There are figures in a rich, brass metallic finish, and we have a fragrance of Applewood and Clove - a woody, spicy scent - all finishing touches for an interior which is cosy, nurturing and perfect for winter.”

Moody blooms

A berry-hued palette of blueberry, cherry, deep plum and purple, paired with designs featuring lush blooms, is a chic, seasonal way to interpret the fashionably botanical trend.

“This season our collections draw inspiration from the humble tulip bulb that became more precious than gold and five times more expensive than a house. It’s a bulb that went on to inspire generations,” says Tricia Guild, founder and creative director, Designers Guild.

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