Autumn Trends Report

You can feel the change in the air now that autumn approaches. Like spring, autumn brings the promise of refreshing change. It’s a great time to reflect on how things feel at home and make subtle tweaks to your décor. Now is a great time to introduce a few key autumn trends to transform it into the cosy nest we all want. There are standout print, colour and textural trends that we at Pooky think will shape the coming months. To show you how you can work them in your home we’ve broken these trends down into four key looks. We’ve also selected pieces from our core collection that will help make getting the look easy.

Bold blues

 Pooky Lola Lamp

Blue has been a hot colour for a while, but it’s stronger than ever this season. We’re looking at bold, strong blues, but you can tone them with more muted shades in your home décor if you don’t like a uniform feel – teals, denims and ombre finishes for instance. Pattern too will add layers to the look and the rule here is that there are no rules – graphic geometrics, tie dyes and ikat prints are all bang on trend (not all together!). Try new optical wallpaper, Sun Loving Bollards by Eley Kishimoto if you want a graphic focal point in your room – it’s a perfect match for our blue Lola table lamp.

Graphic Black

Pooky Isolde Lamp Strong and Dark

Elle Decoration hailed black the new white for 2014 and it’s true this darkest of shades has been creeping into the coolest homes for some time. Pure unconcentrated black makes a fantastic base colour in the home – yes even on the walls. It’s not as frightening as you might think and makes everything else pop out at you. Too daring? You can also use black to great effect as an accent tone via accessories. It acts as a kind of grounding outline in decoration. Tone it texturally with bruised finishes that aren’t so one dimensionally black – linens, velvets and woollens that bring variation. We are a bit biased, but we also think black looks great next to bold colours like the green above. Shop the look with our Isolde console lamp.

Deep reds with amber highlights

 Deep Reds for Autumn

Pooky Lucas Lamp Reflecting the colours of fallen leaves, this trend leans heavily on print and texture to give it depth. The reds we love currently are erring towards maroon, which looks fantastic with similar deep shades, such as grey and navy blue. Or try it with a pop of bright colour – yellow, orange and pink for example. Exotic ethnic prints are a great way to put them all together – see our Empire Shade in red silk Ikat, shown here with the Lucas table lamp in orange.

Jewel tones

Pooky Wisteria lamp Goldau, with Lake of Zug in the Distance: JMW Turner

An easy trend to decipher – just think precious stones. Jewel tones are all about clear colours that are easy on the eye and calming on the soul. Blend a few of these tones together for a watercolour effect – as encapsulated in the Tate’s forthcoming Late Turner exhibition – but add some edge by throwing warm brass into the mix. You’ll end up with something a little bit more graphic and cool in the process. Get the look at home? Try the Wisteria lamp with brass detailing.