I don’t know about you, but I love a bargain. I particularly like to see what goodies the high street stores come up with each season. It feels strange discussing autumn 2018 when we have hardly come out of winter 2017. However if you read this now, you will be well ahead of the interiors game by the time autumn comes round. All the product will be in stores from September. Dunelm have four key trends for this autumn. Zen, Fifth Avenue, Homestead and Auburn plus winter warm for good measure. There is some very good design here much of which I would be delighted to put in my own home.
Many of the trends have been carried over from previous seasons, this makes it much easier to add items to your existing decor. For example metals are still evident in all the collections in the form of copper, brass,rose gold and gold. Textures are still strong.
The colours chosen for winter are called auburn and are inspired by the catwalk. A warm pallette of rich claret, red and rust are highlighted with metallic gold foil for a contemporary finish.
Metallic cushions are paired with pinched velvetDunelm and warm, marquetry patterned furniture.
Homestead is a contemporary take on vintage. Sheep skin rugs are combined with pale oak wood to create a warm homely feel.
This collection has the most muted colour range of the four trends. A delicate pink and grey palette is complimented by dried flowers and lace inspired glass.
The collection called 5A or Fifth Avenue replaces millennial pink this season with statement golds and monochrome throughout. There is lots of mirror and other highly reflective surfaces.
The fabrics reek of glamour with sequins, velvets and faux furs and metal details on dark bed linen. They have introduced leopard markings with their iconic style and geometric prints to help carry on the glamorous Art Deco theme.
Rustic Japanese influences the flow through the Zen collection. A clean simple palette of black white and indigo is highlighted by lush greens and fresh blues. Water colour prints are complimented by materials and accessories inspired by nature.
There is some very good design here at very reasonable prices, much of which I would be delighted to put in my own home. Not all the collections are to my taste, but what I like may be horrendous to you, and visa versa.
What is hopeful and inspiring is that as things get more difficult for retailers, they are really pushing out the stops and coming up with some well thought out product at affordable prices.
I love this way of displaying faux flowers so, without wishing to start a trend, I suggest you remove all the saucepans that are hanging in your kitchen and replace them with something like this.
So well done Dunelm.