These Are the Autumn/Winter 2017 Home and Interior Trends You Need to Know

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Architecture & Design Editor
Updated: 9 August 2017
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Home & Design editor Charlotte Luxford has searched high and low for the hottest home decorating trends, from patterns and papers to soft furnishings and colour schemes – here’s everything you need to get the look this autumn/winter 2017.

Black and blue

While the classic monochrome scheme was very much in last year, this winter, deep black-blue schemes with flashes of crisp white create an ultra-modern look. These midnight-inspired hues are being used to transform rooms into cosy, intimate spaces – use only small, warm pools of light dotted around the room to keep the ambiance on point. See M&S’s new A/W collection below for how to tie the look together.

This scheme is from M&S’s latest collection
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Colour blocking

Colour blocking has dominated the catwalk and now it’s turning up in our homes, with bright, contrasting colours presented in a playful graphic way for an energetic look. While we’ve seen Miami deco-inspired pastels presented this way in the past, this geometric statement wall has moved on to more mid-century tones such as teal, mustard, coral and grey-blue.

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Instagrammable tiles

It appears that people can’t get enough of tiles on Instagram, whether it’s mosaic floors or eye-catching geometrics, so why not introduce a show-stopping feature wall or floor into your own home?

3D Offset Hexagon, £134 per sqm, Baked Tile Company
Courtesy of Baked Tile Company

Japanese minimalism

The pared-back minimalism of Japanese architecture has really inspired this year’s design scene, with the aesthetic influencing many interior styles. The traditional art of Shou Sugi Ban (burning timber to create a durable and striking black cladding), has featured in a number of architects’ latest projects, but it’s also a technique now being used for furniture. Clean lines, artisan craftsmanship and natural materials are combined to create this calm yet focused look.

Courtesy of Cuckooland

Precious stones

While it was all about marble and malachite last winter, this year it’s agate and quartz – rose quartz in particular. While marble is still in, it’s got a bit more interesting, with pink and green variants being used rather than traditional white marble.

From Oliver Bonas’ latest A/W collection


Everyone is going crazy for plywood right now, especially in the architectural world. The V&A museum has even launched an entire exhibition dedicated to the material, celebrating its versatility, durability and affordability. It’s become an extremely popular choice for internal cladding, so if you’re after a raw, simple look, this could be the answer.

Courtesy of Widger Architecture

Very berry

Pastel pink has had its day, with these gorgeously rich berry hues taking over. A sophisticated mix of cherry, plum and raspberry can be used to create a cosy, luxurious feel. Ideal for accent soft furnishings, use plenty of different textures to create an interesting scheme and pair with warm brass metallics or rose gold to heighten the look.

From Bloomingville’s latest A/W collection


Another trend that taps into the minimalist vibe is ‘Lagom’, which is this year’s ‘Hygge’. It’s not just about aesthetics, however – Lagom is deep-rooted in Scandinavian culture and is essentially about ‘less is more’, sustainability and being resourceful. In terms of decorating, keep the scheme calm and natural, focusing on materials from sustainable sources, small indoor plants and treasured objects with sentimental value.

Courtesy of Sainsbury’s Home

The new romantic

Botanicals ruled during spring/summer 2017 and they’re also prevalent this season, but with a dark twist. Loosely inspired by Victoriana yet with a modern feel, this look is all about big blousy floral prints with pops of accent hues.

House of Fraser’s New Romantic collection
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Want more interior design advice? See London’s hottest interior designer Abigail Ahern’s top decorating tips or get ideas for your dream home office this autumn.

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