London Georgian ApartmentContemporary Living Room, London
Photo by Nathalie Priem
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Art Deco Finally, a surprising entry into the most searched for terms this autumn is ‘Art Deco’, which has risen 72% since March. This is a trend that regularly comes in and out of fashion, but perhaps the rising interest is due to the fact that this look really comes into its own in the cooler months. Signature elements of this style include rich lacquered furniture, glinting mirrors and strong colours – all perfect for creating a cosy feel in autumn, which could account for its popularity. As a style, it’s also the opposite of the restrained, all-white interiors that have been so popular in the past and could indicate a return to richer, more decorative interiors.Tell us…What do you think of these rising trends? Let us know in the Comments section.
Emerald greenRich forest green and pale dove grey can be an elegant combination, as demonstrated in this living room. The wash of very soft grey on the walls provides a cool-toned backdrop to the rich, statement green sofa, and also makes the perfect foil for the brass accents. In a room that’s this light and bright, the pale grey shade creates a calm, grown-up scheme. A darker grey wall would also work with a green sofa, but the effect would be much richer and more dramatic, so it’s a pairing best suited to smaller or darker rooms.
ClutterThis is no-brainer, but getting rid of clutter and streamlining your living space will make your home instantly more appealing to potential buyers. Cast an objective eye over your living space (it can help to take photos and view it that way) and get rid of any piles of magazines and papers, tidy away toys, mugs and stray items, and limit the number of ornaments and objects on shelves. Potential new homeowners need to imagine moving their things into your space, so try to empty it of personal family items in particular.Make sure windowsills are clutter-free, then give all surfaces a dust and polish.
Make it metallicAs well as using new industrial materials, the designers of original Art Deco interiors showcased metals such as brass and copper. There are plenty of beautiful furniture pieces and accessories on the market that feature these classic metallics. Try a glass and brass coffee table like this one, or choose metal light fixtures.Find an interior stylist near you
Slim it downSofas come in all shapes, but most of them take up a huge amount of space. If your room is small, consider a slim design like this, which has a less bulky back support and arms, so has a smaller footprint. This sofa also has thin, tall legs, leaving the floor visible beneath it for an airy feel.A good trick is to move your sofa forwards from the wall a few inches, which will create a flow of air around it and provide a greater sense of space. Shop for key pieces to create an uncluttered look