How am I already talking about Autumn & Winter Homewares? I literally feel like I’ve blinked this year and ended up in October! It’s been a strange old year, starting off in lockdown, moving house, a completely non-existent summer and here we are again, staring down the barrel of 6 months of cold, wet weather.
Sorry! I started off a bit gloomy there, didn’t I? It’s not all bad! I actually really enjoy the seasons we get here in the UK. I have lived in Cyprus and Saudi Arabia and although the sunshine was always welcome, the consistent heat would sometimes become a bit much and I longed to draw the curtains, put on a fire and snuggle under a knitted throw. Christmas never felt right when it was 28 degrees outside!
Which leads me onto interior trends and homewares for Autumn & Winter 2021. What has caught my eye this year? What homeware trends are we going to see emerging over the colder months?
I’ve always liked a bit of curve in interior design, I find it easier on the eye. Rounded furniture to me seems more inviting and cosier, cocooning you into the space. Curves also help soften the harsh lines of architecture, whether that be the horizontal lines of the floor and ceiling or the right-angled corners of your furniture.
Orange. Or Turmeric. Or Marmalade. Take your pick
I have to be honest; I’ve never been a huge fan of orange in interior design. Is it because I just associate it with the garish brown and orange designs of the late 70s? Is it because it feels too energetic for the home? Or maybe it’s because orange is hugely associated with Halloween and has an almost cartoonish overtone.
However, if you pair it with the right colours (I have to admit, I absolutely love turmeric with dark navy blue), it can bring energy and warmth to a corner of your home.
- Japanese floral cotton cushion – Florence Broadhurst – straight out of the 70s
- Large Orange Velvet Pumpkin – Home Luxe Co – I predict big things for velvet pumpkins this year!
- Pair of Lana Gold Tipped Velvet chairs, Burnt Orange – Audenza – just don’t let your kids near them with their spaghetti Bolognese smeared hands
- Tasselled Cushion, Orange – Cult – in my opinion, every cushion should have a tassel!
- Orange glass vase – H&M – another vase beauty from the store that brought us face vases
- Larsen 2 seat sofa in Paprika – sofa.com – this new sofa collection from sofa.com has hit the nail on the head
- Hello rope word neon orange – Bombay Duck – hello? Is it orange you’re looking for?
- Giarre ceramic vase, orange – Cult – pretty shape and textures
- Origami Vase in Orange – The Happy Blossoms – a metal vase with a quirky shape and just as beautiful on it’s own
This technique of painting has seen a huge insurgence over the last couple of months. I have always been a fan of colour blocking and have used this technique for many years. I love being creative with paint and I love colour so without having to wallpaper a wall, colour blocking is a fabulous way to be imaginative with your wall décor.
Nature inspired decor
Ok, this isn’t really a trend as such as people have been using nature to inspire their homes since the beginning of time! Homeware shops are starting to become more creative when designing their products by using a huge range of natural materials like stone, rope, rattan and bamboo (I wrote about the natural trend here) and personally I cannot get enough of it.
What about my favourite High Street Homeware Stores?
Here is a selection of my favourite homewares currently on sale waiting to be dropped into your basket. If I had room for one of each, I would be dropping them into my basket like hot potatoes.
Probably one of the nation’s favourite homeware stores, H&M Homes scandi-neutral inspired products have a habit of quickly flying off the shelf. Their rounded and face vases were the go-to product on Instagram over the last year, with waiting lists as long as a piece of string. So, what do H&M have in store for us for A/W 21? Expect the usual monochrome and natural products with a surprising pastel twist!
- 2-pack tapered candles – Light green – it’s time for a bit of tapered candle action!
- Canvas cushion cover – autumnal colours at its best
- Ceramic Table Lamp – structural curves taking lamps to a new level
- Large bubbled plant pot, light beige – this is surprisingly pleasing
- Stoneware pedestal tray – put those cinnamon buns on a pedestal!
- Linen blend tablecloth, grey/beige – smarten up your tableware with this checked print
- Round jute cushion – jute is here to stay!
- Green cushion cover with tassels – I refer to my previous comment that every cushion should have tassels!
- Stoneware vase, beige – If H&M have their way, we won’t be able to move for vases in our homes 🙂
For me, La Redoute is my go-to for inspiring and beautiful homewares and interiors and they always seem to be ahead of the trends. La Redoute were introducing rattan light shades and green fluted furniture into the home well before they became mainstream and I am always excited to see what they predict will be big next.
- Cream and black striped aztec fringe rug – an autumnal twist on the popular Berber style rugs
- Scolto Embroidered cushion covers – add this very on trend colours to your living room
- Loully Grass Sunburst mirror – all you need is a Pina colada and you can be transported to Hawaii
- Petali Vintage Rattan Headboard – paint your bedroom wall dark green and you have the perfect pairing
- So’Home plush velvet armchair in orange – the colour of the season
- Naya Terrazzo Table Lamp – terrazzo goes with everything 🙂
- Kofia Hat-Shaped rattan ceiling light shade – curvy and elegant, a bit like me!!! (jokes…)
- Marzan Velvet quilt in Khaki – I need this quilt immediately
- So’Home Darcy Antique white vase – fill it with beautiful dried flowers for autumn
Another favourite of mine, Dunelm have really taken the top spot in high street homewares in the last couple of years. They are always on the mark with the latest trends, often offering products at an extremely competitive price, whilst not compromising on quality. Their new collection – The Edited Life – proves this and dangerously, there is a store only 5 minutes from my house! Homewares Heaven
- Tufted Leaf Olive Bedding set – bringing texture and elegancy into your bedroom
- Luella Cane Dining Chair – cane is here to stay, this is a fantastic new twist to the cane chair
- Indi Small Sideboard – what did I say about cane? 🙂
- Natural Plaited cushion – natural shades bringing muted tones to your sofa
- Pebble Mirror – unsymmetrical mirrors are so on-trend!
- Eddie Velvet tub chair – curves and a gorgeous olive colour. This chair will certainly take centre stage in any room
- Bent cane mirror with shelf – I can’t get enough of these cane bathroom shelves
- Amber retro table lamp – a little nod to the AW21 marmalade colours
- Lunebar touch table lamp – a contemporary design available in a variety of colours
I have been writing about Interiors for several years now and I always come back to Asda! In fact, it was where I bought the majority of my homewares when we moved back from Saudi Arabia and literally had nothing to furnish our homes except for a TV, a few mugs and a 1-year-old girl in tow. Fun times!
The thing about Asda is that they have a huge range of homewares to choose from which caters for everyone and always at affordable prices. I often get asked where I get my homewares from and I say most of my inspiration comes from Instagram, but I always check Asda first to see if they have something similar for a cheaper price.
- Green Pinsonic Texture range – a must for all you dark green lovers out there (myself included)
- Grey round pom pom cushion – pom poms appear to be going nowhere and why should they? I love them
- Discovery textured geometric bath mat – so glad I discovered this! I’ll get my coat…
- Pink Berber cushion – a bit like pom poms, it appears the Berber style refuses to go out of fashion
- Green Speckled table lamp – for £12 I’ll have one for every room!
- Natural water Hyacinth set of 2 planters – these may have fallen into my basket
- Pink Diamond macrame cushion – I had a go at macrame once, I’ll think I’ll stick to buying them from the shops
- Yellow ceramic planter – a little ray of sunshine wrapping your plant
- White Seersucker Duvet Set – I’m a sucker for this bedding
A few of these homewares above may have been purchased by myself, I wonder if you can guess which ones?
There’s nothing like writing a blog like this to realise you do have a certain style and I can safely say mine is green, botanical and curvy!
Was there anything that caught your eye?