Sneak preview: the Wilderness collection
Curl up and get comfy with beautifully simple materials, timeless check patterns and a hit of mouth-watering burnt orange.
Look out for the Wilderness collection, in store from 20th Sept.
1. Sink into rustic living
Packed with all the appeal of a cosy log cabin, the Wilderness look is all about getting back to nature with layers of tactile fabrics – think chunky knits, faux fur, visibly grained timber.
Your bed should be anything but boutique, so opt for super-soft brushed cotton flannel over crisp linen sheets and a classic plaid pattern in versatile monochrome. While each component of the room can be simple, don’t shy away from adding colour with accessories – woven throws in deep orange or smouldering red shades bring instant visual warmth and can even echo the pattern of the bedding with a coordinating check.
Finally, be sure not to overlook lighting – not only is it an opportunity to introduce a pop of colour, the finish you choose will add to the feel. An enamel pendant underlines the great outdoors spirit of the collection, while camping-style lanterns look great on side tables or arranged on the floor.
2. Add some animal magic
Wildlife motifs have been one of the top trends for 2015 and this season they’re just as popular as ever. Woodland animals strike the right note for this look with stags, owls and moose all putting in an appearance.
While animal prints and patterns are a nod to the theme, the versatility of this relaxed country-inspired trend means you can be a bit bolder, so think about including wildlife in key décor pieces.
Wall-mounted animal heads and handy hooks are great for setting the tone of whole room revamps, while for a more subtle take on the idea, try a selection of chunky tankard-style mugs printed with animal designs.
3. Bring colour to your bathroom
Particularly suitable for autumn but equally inspiring all year round, burnt orange, pumpkin and rust tones really refresh and revitalise your home. They’ll work well alongside rich chocolate shades, dark timbers and vivid ochre yellows.
Not only do they add warmth and interest to a basic white suite, they’ll pair well with most existing accessories. Woven baskets made from dark stained water hyacinth are a perfect partner but the colour also combines well with geometric prints in monochrome, navy or off-white.
4. Take the rough with the smooth
An easy way to bring the outdoors inside is with tactile soft furnishings and accessories. As well as choosing mix and match throws and cushions that look just as good as they are to touch, think about extending the aesthetic to hard surfaces, such as storage, wall art or photo frames.
Wood and leather finishes combine beautifully with most styles of décor and will update existing schemes without overwhelming them. Choose pieces that are timeless, such as faux leather suitcases, ideal for storing everything from craft materials to household paperwork, and cable knit cushions that give sofas and chairs a cosy new look.