Over the past few months, we have seen the biggest period of change of many of our lifetimes. During these times many have found refuge in their homes. That’s why it tempting to indulge in making sure our homes are spaces in which we enjoy spending time: whether that’s to dust off that old sewing machine, crack the spine on a still unused cookbook or to finally learn the drums.
Renovations are in right now, with John Lewis & Partners reporting on 33% more searches for wallpaper and paint and 45% more searches for cushions since the start of lockdown in comparison to the same time last year. The investment in our family hideaways, be it a new throw for cosying up or a warm rug for the hallway, are all ways to seek comfort in the new world we find themselves in.
Picking pieces that work harmoniously with the room’s design is key to creating a cohesive and relaxed atmosphere. This Art Deco-inspired ‘Swept’ armchair in Harriet orange is beautifully proportioned with a fixed seat and back, framed by sweeping arms and finished with metal-capped legs.
Upholstery in rich tones on mid-century inspired shapes are a key look this autumn. This large tailored booth features show wood legs and button detailing on the seat back and arm pads. The foam seat and fibre back cushions offer a supportive and inviting place to sit.
Homeowners are increasingly turning to wallpaper to create a statement in their homes. Exotic birds and animals hide among leafy fronds on this beautiful wallpaper, bringing the much missed outside in.
Furniture designers Gallery Direct’s ‘Outline’ range for John Lewis fuses engineered metal with clear glass, for a look that is sophisticated and subtly industrial in style. This coffee table is a functional but highly luxurious option for the centre of your living room.
Featuring a print curated in John Lewis & Partner’s in-house design studio, this paprika Arrayan lampshade embraces the heritage style revival. Cut to a tapered shape and designed with soft pleats and decorated with a pop-colour, geo design, a warm glow of light will embrace you.
Comfy to sit on or use as a footrest when settling down for the evening, this deliciously orange velvet pouffe as a neat, piped edges and a timeless look.