Interior Design Trends & Autumn Furniture Fashions

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As the last rays of this year's dismal summer fade into the new autumn season, interiors will be themed around contrasts of materials, colours and textures. Linda Hindle, Granddaughter of Plumbs founder Thomas Plumb explains how to create this autumn's hottest looks in your home?

We are also seeing a new slant on paler oak, which is being teamed with teak and walnut to make an interesting contrast. Oak is also being used in its own right with a highly designed arts and crafts feel, for a warm finish to the dining room.

As the last rays of this year's dismal summer fade into the new autumn season, interiors will be themed around contrasts of materials, colours and textures. Linda Hindle, Granddaughter of Plumbs founder Thomas Plumb explains how to create this autumn's hottest looks in your home?

Interior design trends, like clothing trends, are constantly changing and while it's easy enough to buy a few key pieces of clothing each season, keeping up with the latest interior design fashions is not so easy. But with such an exciting range of fabrics and soft furnishings to choose from, the skilled craftsmen at Plumbs can reupholster existing furniture, giving any home a seasonal revamp without the expense of buying new.

As autumn is upon us, Linda Hindle, says Plumbs will be abandoning all things plain in favour of patterned fabrics that incorporate natural and autumnal shades, such as sage green and easy finishing colours such as taupe and duck egg blue.

Talking about the latest style, Linda says: "The patterns in fabrics are seeing a more repetitive design based on softer-edged geometrics, such as flower heads. For upholstery in particular, pattern is edging its way in, with accessories such as cushions and foot stools making the most of bold textures with checks or small floral designs."

"Upholstery fabrics are also offering more choice than just the obligatory linen or chenille look. Jacquard designs, silky textures and even soft, crushed velvets are making an appearance. Upholstery shapes themselves are softening. The classic, modern line will still be popular but the choice will widen to include softer shapes that can be interpreted in a modern or traditional way, offering casual, comfortable seating."

"Styling has seen a resurgence of the '60s style, with colours following suit. But the sharper, stronger colours of that period such as orange, lime green, lemon and bright blue have become more muted and exotic. Reds are becoming warmer and deeper; oranges have become saffron and anaconda; and the greens are more pistachio and moorland. If you are a lover of restoration, why not pay a visit to an auction and look out for a retro piece of furniture to compliment this look."

"In the dining room, furniture has remained with designs that suit solid oak, and simple, well proportioned refectory style tables are everywhere. The dark brown oak popular on the continent has passed us by, in favour of warmer timbers, such as African and American walnut and Far Eastern exotic woods, such as Macassar and solid teak - all of which fit very well with the autumnal colours of the upholstery and the fabrics."

"We are also seeing a new slant on paler oak, which is being teamed with teak and walnut to make an interesting contrast. Oak is also being used in its own right with a highly designed arts and crafts feel, for a warm finish to the dining room."

Keeping up with the latest trends doesn't necessarily mean a total overhaul of a rooms interior design. Plumbs can help add some autumnal style by updating existing furniture. Offering a local service throughout the UK, Plumbs' network of traditionally skilled craftsmen have been restoring and reviving furniture for more than 45 years.

For a free no obligation visit from a local Plumbs specialist craftsman simply call 0800 021 7826 or visit http://www.plumbscovers.co.uk

About Plumbs

Plumbs have around 150 Home Consultants who will visit your home free of charge. The Home Consultants can recommend an appropriate loose sofa covers solution and advise on room colour co-ordination and any other home furnishings such as upholstery, furniture covers, cushion covers and curtains. With over 350 different upholstery fabric designs and colours to choose from, and a range of materials to suite any piece of furniture, the choice is down to you.

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