4 simple, stylish ways to revamp your home
'Tis the season to make your house beautiful - so kickstart your dream project with our tips on what's trending right now, PLUS £500 to spend at the brilliant Brewers Decorator Centres
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There’s something about this autumn that just screams ‘INTERIORS REVAMP!’ After months of wafting around our gardens, we’re back indoors and looking at our walls, storage (or lack of), fraying furnishings and very ‘lived in’ living areas with a critical eye that’s been sharpened by 18 months of home-working and lockdowns.
Just as well, then, that we’ve pulled together a fantastic Homes Special to give you divine interiors inspiration on everything from how to hang art (funnily enough there’s an art to it) to shooting your home like a pro, all in association with the brilliant Brewers Decorator Centres.
With 181 stores across the UK maybe you’ve come across them before. Often tucked away on industrial estates, Brewers is the diamond of DIY stores, where top tradespeople and interiors insiders head to source designer paint, wallpapers, fabric and soft furnishings from the likes of Sanderson, Farrow & Ball, Fired Earth and Mulberry Home.
You can see for yourself – one of you will be winning £500 to spend at Brewers to give your home a glow-up for Christmas! (enter here, it takes seconds). Plus to kick off our Homes Special, here are four easy autumn trends to nail for a house refresh, all available at Brewers. Paintbrushes and swatches at the ready? Let’s zsush!
1. EARTHY TONES
This season is all about getting back to nature, getting cosy and going earthy. It’s the perfect palette for the likes of Farrow & Ball, Little Greene, Sanderson and Albany. I’m loving these greens (below) for my ‘bootility’ – a coin termed by kitchens supremo Tom Howley for the grubbiest, but now most gorgeous room in your house.
We’re not talking washed out greiges here but strong greens, mustard yellow and burnt orange, whether that’s in the kitchen, living room or bedroom.
Meanwhile, the caffeine crowd are toning in their walls with their coffee of choice – does Albany’s Espresso Bean, Latte or Honeyed Milk suit your interiors palette?
2. STATEMENT PAPER
Everyone’s back from hols, into the autumn routine, and ready for dinner party season! I want to light the candles, cook a fabulously seasonal Anna Jones one pot dish and showcase my sumptuously-revived dining room. But first – an injection of statement glamour. Et voila… enter Isabelle Boxall and her botanical/jungle/wildlife/flamboyant fabulous wallpapers. This Orchid Jungle print has got me dreaming of exotic holidays and steamy nights.
Owners of homes lacking in period features, rejoice! Sweet dreams are surely guaranteed in this haven of blue and gorgeous cornicing. And best of all, period property not required… you can get it off the peg at Brewers.
The Orac range includes cornice mouldings, coving, ceiling roses and wall panelling and the best bit… you glue it on then paint it, and it’s already primed (it really is that easy folks).
This time of year I can’t escape the back to school vibe, and long for a sleek clutter-free desk (hey, a girl can dream) pushed up against in some inspiring statement colour – better still with some texture too. If you want to have a crack, the Brewers guide to wall panelling for the uninitiated is here including the DL on these 3D Arystl tiles, great for a feature wall.
4. JUST ADD BRIGHTS
For a masterclass in a bathroom refresh, look no further. Earthy tone? Check. Statement paper? Check. Texture? Check. Just throw in an acid bright coral towel to absolutely nail the final interiors trend for this season: brights.
This kind of clash also works perfectly for the living room. Salmon pink cushion on dusty pink velvet sofa… hell, why not?! Check out the full range of accent and bright fabrics along with rugs, cushions, art, blinds and even wall stickers on Brewers’ sister site, Wallpaperdirect, which you can, handily, order for click and collect at Brewers stores.
Prefer your primary tones and bright pastels to acids? Charleston is your answer. Think Bloomsbury Set stripes, the interiors of Kit Kemp’s Firmdale hotels and bold, graphic murals – the look is easily achievable with Harlequin’s gorgeous prints.
READER TREAT! Want to win £500 to spend at Brewers? Enter our Reader Treat here in seconds and revamp your interiors for Christmas.
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