Top décor and interior trends to refresh your home for autumn and winter 2022

As the weather starts to cool the urge to get cosy at home kicks in, and inspires us to change things up in our homes for the season.

And for autumn and winter 2022 there is a lot to love about what’s trending in homewares and interior design.

To get some inspiration for styling our homes for the cooler months, we spoke to Australian designer and Mihi Home founder Julia Utz about the looks that are in and out, and how to refresh our spaces on a budget.

What are the key trends for autumn and winter 2022?

The ways in which we style colour and texture change seasonally, this time around it is no different. Expect to see warm earthy colours throughout the home, and fewer dark jewel tones. 

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When it comes to textures, try a combination of textural linens, lofty wool and subtle silks. These textures feel soft and cosy on the skin, yet remain breathable as you seek to snuggle up in the cooler winter months. 

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It’s all about warm, earthy tones this season. (Supplied/Mihi Home)

Biophilic design — a design style that is all about connecting people with nature — has been growing in popularity and is not slowing down. More time spent at home and a reconnection with nature means a surge in popularity for bare, unpolished timbers stunning natural stones and natural fibres. 

Metal accents that bring warmth to the home will continue to dominate. It is easy to introduce this into your home with elegant brass accessories on the dining or coffee table.

What colours are in this season?

We expect to see the traditional chilly season colours turned on their head with cosier earthy tones, as well as additions of natural materials and subtle metals that bring a sense of zen. 

You will see fewer jewel tones and alternatively the introduction of warmer tones such as ochre, rust, turmeric, caramel and beige. Ground your space with bursts of dark olive and chocolate brown earth tones.

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What do you think has inspired these trends and colours?

During the colder months, we want our home to provide warmth, comfort and sanctuary from the elements. After spending so much time indoors over the past two years, we realise the power of our surroundings and how they impact our mood. Colours that elevate the mood and provide reassurance are high on people’s wish list.

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How can we work with what we already have to incorporate these trends at home?

With interiors, simple changes can create a big impact. Look at how you can rearrange furniture or artworks around the home. Declutter your shelves or display areas. Think about your rooms differently. Get creative with your spaces by changing paint colours, adding textiles, a new piece of art or a change in lighting.

Adding pieces incrementally and allowing time for careful thought and consideration is a simple yet impactful way to incorporate trends into your home.

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Textures and natural materials are big this winter. (Supplied/Mihi Home)

What trends are out during the cooler months this year?

As consumers think more consciously about how they style their home, function and purpose will be an important element of every design piece. Does it provide comfort? Does it add flair? Does it serve a purpose? Think candles and diffusers for fragrance, illumination and sculpture over décor items that clutter your coffee table. 

Another trend being phased out is the all-white home. Sterile white walls, white ceilings and décor feel cold and uninviting in the winter months. This design style is being replaced by homes full of warmth and layers of texture, especially popular for the cooler months.

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What products or changes do you recommend for people on a tight budget?

The most cost effective and impactful way to change your home is by introducing small elements that provide a purpose and bring personality to a space. Some simple changes you can make to create impact are taper candles on the dinner table to make every meal feel special or a perfumed reed diffuser on the hall table ensuring the home smells warm and inviting when you walk in the door.

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