The Autumn 2023 Interior Trends to Love

The Autumn 2023 Interior Trends to Love

At Fabrics Galore, we love an interiors trend that plays to the creative sewers among us and to help you access the latest Autumn/Winter 2023 interiors trends we have revisited our Top Interiors Trends for 2023 blog from earlier in the year to see what has stayed the same and what has changed.

To help us identify where interiors are going this Autumn, we have refrenced House Beautiful, Woman & Home, The British Style Society no less, and our old faithful, John Lewis. We think you’re going to love where interiors are heading this Autumn…..


Autumn 2023 Interiors: Colours

The vivid pantone colour of the year, Viva Magenta, a deep red colour with pink hues, is giving way to a more earthy purplish red described as aubergine, wine and plums (“aubergine girl autumn” as opposed to “tomato girl summer”) in warm red and pink tones. Think deep purple lampshades contrasted with muted pink curtains.


John Lewis damson interior

Image credit: John Lewis


John Lewis has even named damson as its colour of the season.


Luckily, we have many options in different fabrics to adopt this trend in your own homes:


Burgundy Velvet    Brown check wool

Burgundy Furnishing Velvet and Mackintosh check wool 


The 70s revival will also see a return to earthy tones like brown, russet, terracotta reds and oranges, to create a warm and cosy feeling to any room as we prepare for the cooler months. 


Autumn Ikat fabric    Autumn Ginkgo fabric

Linen Mix geometric Christine and Linen Look Autumn Ginkgo 


Autumn 2023 Interiors: Textures

Woman and Home talks about #Cocooncore and the ongoing desire for cosy homes, created by tactile furnishings, and soft lighting. Bedrooms may be layered with throws and thick blankets. Even more excitingly, they describe the ongoing irresistibility of bouclé to create these cosy spaces, and bouclé armchairs in the corner of the living room will still be a defining feature.


Boucle chair 


Luckily, we now stock our furnishing bouclé in a variety of warming neutrals which you could mix with a gorgeous mulberry purple bouclé for cushions:


Cream boucle fabric    Mulberry boucle fabric

Ivory and Mulberry Bouclé Fabric


John Lewis references upholstery and soft furnishings in colours of the environment for Autumn such as cream bouclé paired with spruce green velvet.


Mushroom boucle    Dark green velvet fabric

Mushroom Bouclé and Green Velvet Furnishing fabrics


The British Style Society talks about texture overload e.g., linen with sheepskins and luxurious velvet curtains. And while we talk about textures let's not forget our furnishing corduroys, which is another way to bring texture into your home if you are bored of velvets and bouclé. 


Khaki green furnishing corduroy    Dusky pink furnishing corduroy fabric

Khaki and Dusky Pink Furnishing Corduroy Fabric

And if we are talking about texture, how about a great fur throw to keep you cosy and warm during the winter months, these are simple to make and instantly add warmth to any room. 


Faux fur fabric

Faux Fur Fabric


Autumn 2023 Interiors: Prints

So many options here to create the “Newstalgia Retro” look described by Woman & Home which is a classic mix of old and new celebrating designs of bygone eras with a contemporary twist. Florals and checks reign supreme according to John Lewis and they even recommend bold patterns from one of FG’s favourites, William Morris. Luckily we have both florals and checks in the season's colours....


William Morris Strawberry Fabric Plum    Purple wool check

William Morris Strawberry Thief in Plum and Deep Purple Check Wool


Florals are always part of the interiors trend, especially over the past few years where bringing the outside in has become increasingly important. For this Autumn, florals will also be more modern and youthful with none of the heaviness of traditional florals. Look no further than MissPrint and Orla Kiely. Both have simple designs that are pretty and light, creating a slightly more modern look. 


MissPrint furnishing fabric    Orla Kiely Fabric Multi stem moss

MissPrint Persia Daffodil and Orla Kiely Multi Stem Moss


Autumn Interiors 2023: Themes

Sustainability is a key trend and hurrah for the ongoing passion for DIY home projects using vintage and secondhand furniture. Our FG community loves an upcycling project and there are many examples on our Instagram page to inspire you. And if you have been working on something using our fabric, we would love to see it, so don’t forget to tag us. 


Boucle upcycling project    chair upcycling project

Chair upcycling on Fabrics Galore Instagram 


With the summer behind us we are replacing the Mediterranean Chic of the summer for new Farmhouse Chic for Autumn, and we are celebrating at FG because this inevitably means a return to Glorious Gingham. Gingham works for so many different projects like table cloths as well as curtains and blinds, but imagine how great they also look on ruffle cushions. 


Furnishing gingham fabric green    Pink Furnishing gingham fabric

Furnishing Gingham Fabrics


Discover our Furnishing collection of modern and classics

All the above seem to reflect a blend of modern meets classic for maximum versatility in your interiors, so the good news is that there is a trend for everyone to access and everything seems warm and cosy.  Whether you embrace #Bloomcore, #Farmhouse Chic or #Cocooncore, we have a fabric to suit in our growing Furnishing Collection.

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