5 fabulous interior trends to update your home in autumn 2020

Feeling all autumnal? Us too, so we have rounded up five cosy interior trends to give your home a seasonal switch up

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(Image credit: Ikea)

Can you believe we are approaching autumn already? Although it might not feel at all wintery with this mad weather we are having across the world, the changing of the seasons means new interior trends and new looks to get inspired by. So far this year we have been so many fab styles, and there’s something for everyone – from eclectic brights to pared-back eco-style – so we have put our fave A/W 2020 interiors trends in one place to get you inspired to have a seasonal makeover. 

We have a whole gallery of living room ideas (our fave room to decorate for autumn and winter) so make sure you have a scroll through that too for loads more looks. 

1. Incorporate moody, autumnal florals 

Blue living room

(Image credit: George Home )

Invest in shades of blue, burnt orange, magenta and forest greens and source some blousy blooms and you will have this trend nailed. It’s bold and beautiful, eccentric and opulent. We are madly in love with the floral cushion on the sofa, it’s from George at Asda, and scour car boots for vintage frames that you can spray gold, you might even find some old floral paintings too.

2. Go for country heritage with a touch of glamour 

John Lewis autumnal living room

(Image credit: John Lewis )

The design team at John Lewis have delved into their textiles archives and found original patterns that they have expertly remastered for this season. The result is their ‘modern archive’ trend which is eclectic so say the least – we love the pattern clashing, the rich colours and the authenticity. To achieve this look in your home use jewel toned shades, illustrative prints for both wallpaper and curtains and pick accessories that are inspired by other eras like the 20s and 70s – glitzy and glam. 

3. Add in the fabric of the season – bouclé

Heal's dining room

(Image credit: Heal's)

Bouclé – yes, that slightly slubby to the touch, tactile fabric – that is also a yarn (just to confuse us all). Back in the late 1940s, Florence Knoll asked for a chair she could curl up in, the result was the Saarinen’s Womb Chair in Knoll’s Classic Bouclé. It’s now back and you’re going to see it everywhere, in both interiors and fashion, so get ahead of the crowd and bag your bouclé buys early – this gorgeous armchair is by Heal's.

4. Create a space filled with natural textures

Ikea wooden walled bedroom

(Image credit: Ikea)

Ikea is on a big mission to be more sustainable, and this trend is what this look is about. Think simple yet beautiful, and choose pieces that last. Plywood is appearing a lot in kitchens, so why not use it in the bedroom? Its natural grain adds texture and character, and it’s great value, team it with other natural materials like linen curtains, cotton bedding and wool throws. The other aspect of this trend is wellness and nature - being clutter free and sustainable is great for the mind, this TUFJORD bed is going online in November and it has underneath storage. 

5. Embrace cottagecore with irregular and homemade pieces

Amara kitchen storage

(Image credit: Amara)

During lockdown, ‘cottagecore’ became a thing – not so much a trend, rather a way of life. It epitomises a return to traditional skills and crafts, like baking, foraging and hand-thrown ceramics. This trend is a nod to this, and even if you don’t live in a delightful tumble-down country cottage, you can be inspired by aspects, support local makers or even start learning a new skill yourself. We love the irregular shaped tableware shown here by Amara, and the beautiful earthenware storage jars are divine.

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Sophie Warren-Smith
Sophie Warren-Smith

Sophie has been an interior stylist and journalist for over 18 years and has worked for many of the main interior magazines during that time. On the side, as well as being the News Editor of indie magazine, 91, Sophie has a passion for flowers and colour and has recently launched an online styling course, Style with Blooms.