Cosy up your home with rich earthly tones
For many of us, summer means that ‘interior design’ is all about where to best position the fan or picking window coverings that block out the heat. With the promise of winter coming it’s a good opportunity to pack away the summer essentials and bring out cosy, pretty items such candles and throws.
La-Z-Boy's Romano Suite can give your home a soft, cosy feel.
For those keen for a more dramatic change, however, now is the time to start thinking about how you can inject some warmth and comfort into your décor with larger purchases. Soft, rich earth tones such as tan, terracotta and rust colours are on trend when it comes to autumn and winter interior design in 2018. As is wallpaper making a comeback with organic and geometric patterns favoured over the more traditional floral or damask designs.
When it comes to permanent or statement pieces in the lounge and living rooms, many people choose black, brown and beige suites and recliners, then accessorise them with vibrant throws such as green and orange. For a more dramatic contrast, ultra violet, Pantone’s 2018 Colour of the Year, is another smart choice.
Look at pairing an accent chair such as a deep-red leather recliner with a two or three seater suite in fabric, this will add texture and depth to a room. Then accessorise with indoor plants, both real and artificial to add another layer of texture and a point of difference.
Pictured: La-Z-Boy’s Corona Rocker Recliner
Space normally dictates the type of furniture people are choosing to buy and with apartment living on the increase with empty-nesters and retirees, the need for bulky suites may no longer be there but they still want furniture that is comfortable and inviting. The La-Z-Boy Serenity suite offers just that.
Pictured: La-Z-Boy’s Serenity Suite
What is your style and what does your furniture say about you? Answer this question first, then find the furniture to match, be careful not to overcrowd a room with too many pieces. Don’t forget that your much loved piece of furniture doesn’t necessarily have to succumb to being binned - it can work beautifully with new pieces of furniture if the tones and textures are well matched.
Do you look to the latest trends when deciding to update the look and feel of your home? Or do you go for what’s comfortable and practical? What if you could do both?