This years not so hot summer has already seen parts of the country deluged with water, combine this with the quintessential English steadfastness which sees summer slip into autumn in a matter of weeks to be inspired as to the colour schemes which are dominating the market this autumn and winter in the world of interior design.
The usual autumnal colours such as orange, reds and deep greens remain firm favourites, however this year the colour trend is to tone things down a bit and opt for slate grey skies, moss green and browns tones used against powerful contrasting brights such as fuchsia pinks to create dramatic interiors which have a homely, warm appeal.
The key essentials are seeing the revival of traditional crafts such as quilting and patchwork along with Aran style knitted cushion covers to bring the theme together in a fun and friendly way. Delicate floral fabrics teamed with bold lines are ideal to invigorate the country cottage feel, whilst window treatments of natural wooden blinds coordinated with metal colour schemes such as gun grey, copper and pewter is the perfect solution for contemporary interiors.
The down turn in the economy has also led to the return of nature reflected in woodland themes and soft tones which remind us of faeries and folklore to boost morale as well as providing inspirational ideas for decorating on a budget.
Whilst grey skies colours may sound negative and gloomy the trick to successful design is to add a wonderful contrasting colour which blends naturally with this washed out grey. Designers have created fabulous bedding which embraces many of the trends to produce duvet sets which tick all the right boxes for this years trends.
Grey tone panels of fabric sewn across a white duvet cover and embellished with floral motifs in shades of pink have been complimented with embroidery in a contemporary design to produce the look of crafts based on traditional themes.
Of course the great advantage with these types of duvet sets is that you get the latest looks and trends without actually having to sit and make them yourself! Which may defeat the object of the revival of traditional crafts and hours spent by the fire side producing home made bedding which provides warmth as well as the satisfaction and contentment these old crafts can give. However, in reality there are so many people who lead hectic lifestyles although they may have the inclination to try the latest revival trends, in reality they either don’t have the time or indeed the know-how to do so.
Today’s people may yearn for bygone eras and a slower pace of life and yet to be able to choose affordable duvet sets and coordinating ready made curtains is a far easier, and in many ways a more cost effective method, of creating stunning bedroom interiors instantaneously, which suits modern lifestyles effectively.