Pumpkin Spice & all things nice – 5 interior trends for Autumn

Today, we’re delving into the 5 trends we think will be popular throughout central London homes as the leaves start to change colour.

We also explore how showcasing the warmth of the season and the ever-popular pumpkin spice trend could influence both interior and exterior aesthetics.

1. Interior design: embracing Autumnal tones

Living room with velvet sofas that add a layer of cosiness

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Our first trend sees Central London homes offering a warm and inviting refuge against the city’s autumn chill. Looking to stand out? Why not design your very own feature wall, picking from a palette of burnt orange, deep red and chocolate-brown, to create an atmosphere that’s as comforting as a sip of hot pumpkin spice latte. Complementing these colours, using richly textured fabrics like velvet and wool for upholstery, are perfect for providing an added layer of cosiness and sophistication.

Bedroom and office set up showing use of muted tones on painted walls

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2. The handcrafted aesthetic

A walk-in wardrobe demonstrating that the handcrafted look can add a touch of personality to your home

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Autumn 2023 also welcomes a more natural aesthetic theme, with a spotlight on handcrafted, sustainable materials. From furniture to light fixtures, pieces that echo the beauty of craftsmanship and simplicity are great for adding touches of personality throughout your home. The trend for open-plan living continues to reign, with living spaces merging seamlessly with kitchen areas to create multifunctional spaces that work for working from home and entertaining.

Kitchen demonstrating open plan living

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3. Exterior design: maximising outdoor spaces

Outdoor space showing how gardens can be used all year round

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Our third trend is a focus on creating outdoor living spaces that defy the seasons. Pergolas, patios, and fire pits (where permitted!) are amongst the additions we love, that encourage outdoor relaxation, even as autumn unfurls.

4. Urban greenery

The terrace of a 3 bedroom duplex penthouse for sale in The Triangle, SE1

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There’s a renewed focus on utilising every square inch of space, transforming even the smallest of balconies or rooftops into a green oasis with autumn-friendly plantings.  For those with limited garden space, the fourth trend offers a solution. Rooftop terraces and balconies are being turned into green havens, adorned with potted plants featuring perennial herbs and colourful autumn blooms. This trend adds a touch of nature to urban spaces, offering city-dwellers a tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of Central London.

5. Bold and dark exterior colours

Our fifth and final trend turns the spotlight on the facade. Bold, dark colours like deep blues, blacks, and greys are being favoured. This palette not only provides a striking contrast to the vibrant autumn foliage but also contributes to a modern, sleek look.

From pumpkin-spice-inspired interiors to green urban retreats, a touch of seasonal update can help make homes a haven of style and comfort this autumn. As always, the key is to blend these trends with your personal style, to create a space that truly feels like home.

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