The fabulous London Fashion Week 2018 has just reached its close, having brought us the key trends for Autumn Winter 2018, courtesy of home grown and international designers. Although it may seem strange to take clothing as the inspiration for your home décor, it’s simple to translate fashion to interior design when you know how. The secret lies in the selection of textiles. So here are our top picks from AW18, guaranteed to bring a bit of style to every room in your house.
Tempereley London led the way with this trend, opting for an ombre transfer throughout designs. While sequins are heavily associated with the festive period, this one could probably have been predicted. But if the thought of surrounding your home in shiny sequins sends shudders down your spine, fear not! Sequins don’t have to be gaudy. Used correctly, they can in fact be extremely stylish. Try a simple champagne or cream selection, or opt for matt sequins for tasteful, textured effects.
London Fashion Week saw designer Christopher Bailey present for the last time with Burberry, and boy did he go out with style! His combination of Burberry’s traditional check with a rainbow palette was one of his most memorable yet. For some, this slightly couture concept may be too much for the home. But try getting colourful with pastel shades and define each room with a set colour. Or opt for a base colour around the mood you want to create, such as calming blue in bathrooms or a bright, welcoming yellow for your hall. Top picks from our Selkie Range include Raindrop, Tropical Green and Lemon Grass.
AW18 puts comfort right at the forefront, as seen in the recent Maison Margiela collection where oversized throws are the highlight of outerwear for the upcoming seasons. Take this trend indoors and saturate your sofas with blankets and pillows to replicate the theme of ‘comfort and warmth’. Try layering up kitchen tables too, with ornamental features for a particularly homely feel.
The volume of the 80s continues, as designers work with the structure of their designs. Interpret the likes of Mulberry by choosing oversized lamp structures and unusual shapes within your furniture.
Heavyweight fabrics are again to make an appearance in the latter half of the year, with the focus turning to the metallic woven fabric of ‘brocade’, known for its elaborate pattern designs. Be careful not to go overboard with this concept, as it can - quite literally - weigh a room down. It’s also not ideal for a humid or condensation filled bathroom or kitchen, where fabrics will quickly absorb scents. Instead, follow the trend by opting for printed, lightweight fabrics which create the illusion of brocade, but without the bulk.
Choose sophisticated simplicity and take inspiration from Scottish Designer Christopher Kane’s black palette. Black doesn’t have to be bland, especially if you play around with textures such as leatherette, and combine matts with gloss – ideal for a cotton towel vs a laminate wall in your bathroom.
So, start planning now to make sure your home is tastefully on trend this Autumn Winter season!