Autumn Winter Trends for 2021

Posted: 12 May 2021


Inspired by the latest collection and her research into fabrics and design trends that will shape the year ahead, Meg Sinclair combines her favourite colours, textures and products to help guide the cosiest winter yet.





Key colours for AW21

Spice & Clay


Como 60cm cushion in Clay and Nova cushion in Spice.


The colours I felt drawn to using this season were all colours from our natural environment. Spice and Clay  tones were used throughout our range in prints, weaves and as solid tones in plain cushions and throws. This colour palette works so well with cream, black and linen tones. These colours evoke a sense of calmness in your interior as they relate to the natural environment.



Laurel & Juniper


Como 50cm cushions in Juniper and Laurel.

Green continues to be a dominant colour in interiors for A/W 2021 & Laurel and Juniper are both tones of greens that we loved to use in combination. Layering tones of green was a key look in our Modern Mood collection. Using these tones in an almost monochromatic way adds a contemporary twist to your home. But if you want to add another colour try working back with black and ivory for a modern edge. Again these colours have featured in our plain cushion and throw range as well as within our prints and embroideries.



Rhubarb & Berry tones



 Nova cushions in Tapioca, Rhubarb and Rosewater.


Deep tones of red and berry are used within our AW21 collection to add warmth and vibrancy. We’ve noticed pink and red tones are becoming deeper and more intense over the last few winter seasons. These tones work beautifully with caramel and camel tones. These colours also work off charcoal grey and cream. Rather than use them heavily - use the shades to create an accent in your space.



Key fabrics for AW21


Alberto cushions in Nougat, Ivory and Onyx.


Perhaps one of the most popular textures for this winter is boucle. This trend towards more texture has been simmering for a few seasons but without a doubt boucle is probably the biggest texture right now. It’s being used on all aspects of homewares from sofas, chairs, ottomans through to cushions. Our Alberto Cushion features classic Ivory, Nougat, Midnight and Onyx tones as a nod to this key trend. Boucle is a great texture to layer up with your plain velvet and linen cushions.


Washed velvet



Nova cushions, available in nine colours.


Again another fabric that is having a moment is velvet. We have expanded our extensive plain cushion offer with a new washed velvet cushion, Nova. Nova is made from a cotton blend velvet that has been washed to give a vintage, worn in appeal. Washing also gives a softness to the finish. Nova is the more casual friend of our Zoe Cushion but can also feel at home in a more classic or formal space. Nova features 9 soft jewel tones in the key colours of the season. 



Woven texture



Como 50cm Clay, Tatami Spice, Nova Spice, Napali Onyx and Rattan Onyx cushions.


Woven textured cushions are fantastic to use when layering up cushions on your sofa. They sit between a bold print and plain cushions adding textural interest and depth to the interior. Our Tatami Cushion and Rattan Cushion are examples of woven textures. We love to use them behind a feature pattern like Monstera Cushion or if a more simple interior is desired you could layer our boucle and plains together with these more subtle patterned textures.



Favourite way to add warmth and appeal to your space for AW2021


Travertine rug in Pewter.


Our favourite way to add warmth, texture and cosy appeal to our living, dining or bedrooms is by adding a plush and textural floor covering AKA a rug! A warm textured rug will instantly provide your space with the cosy factor. 


With interior style moving toward a more luxe and less minimal aesthetic our Travertine Rug will add warmth, luxury and layered comfort. It is handwoven from a viscose and wool blend by our partners in northern India using an artisanal technique called loom-knotting. This technique creates a dense and plush pile that is soft and luscious underfoot. Travertine Rug is suitable for lower traffic area in your home such as a bedroom or a living area.


Dolomite Rug is a hand-woven rug also from northern India and mimics the textural loop pile of a traditional boucle. So this rug has loads of surface interest. The yarns used to create the colour of this rug are blended tones of charcoal and cream so will suit many interior schemes. Dolomite is made from wool and viscose so it is warm and soft underfoot. Best suited to bedrooms and living areas to ensure longevity.
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