By Ruth Doherty
While it might still be summer, stores are starting to get in the mood for the new season, and it's a great time to start gathering inspiration for an autumn interiors update. A stylish place to start? H&M Home autumn 2020.
While the new pieces don't land online until mid-August, the brand is offering trend inspiration, and says we should celebrate timeless design by mixing classic pieces with seasonal new ones for an updated look.
For autumn, create a casual look using natural materials, design that highlights craftsmanship and a colour palette of beiges and browns along with bottle green.
See: Bathroom trends 2021 – inspiring new looks for your bathroom
Nature is important in aiming for a soft and rustic feel; expect to see stained and carved wood, dark ceramics with irregular glazing, rough weaving and rug-inspired textiles all showing tactility is key.
The countryside influences are emphasised by imagery such as autumn botanicals like kale and pumpkins and with patterns dominated by patchwork and plaid.
H&M Home Autumn 2020: Three statement pieces to incorporate into your new scheme
This autumn, H&M want to highlight the versatility of its classic pieces and show that design can be timeless even if created today. To bring these pieces up to date for autumn 2020, simply style with natural materials and textures.
1. The lounge chair
With its classic combination of wood and rattan, this lounge chair looks great in any home and became an instant hit when launched in spring 2018. With its long-lasting design it is loved by many and is set to be in the assortment for a long time ahead.
Snap it up for autumn and style with cosy textured rugs, wooden coffee tables, earthy ceramic vases and natural throws for a snug and elegant of-the-now look.
2. The sculptural vase
This circular stoneware vase comes in two sizes, and doubles as an eye-catching sculptural decoration. This classic-to-be sold out fast when launched earlier this year and design lovers will be thrilled to hear it is to make a comeback this autumn. Style it up with H&M's cool apothecary-style jar candles and dried flowers or simply leave it to speak for itself, perhaps popped on a coffee table book.
See: This is how we will be decorating our homes this autumn, according to the experts
3. The linen bedding
The immensely popular linen bedding has been a true H&M Home classic since the launch back in 2009. The linen bedding comes in a wide range of colours including trendy shades specific to the season. For this autumn, opt for natural grey or greige and dress the bed with rich, russet-toned or plaid quilts and throws.
Finish with dark wood or rattan furniture and boho wall hangings for a laidback-luxe aesthetic and a tranquil sleep retreat.
Best pillows: 9 top options that will transform your sleep
Our edit of the best pillows will help you sleep better and solve any aches and pains
By Jaclyn Turner •
Dining room ideas – 32 decor, layout and design tips for dining areas
Our inventive tips for revitalising casual or formal dining room ideas will make them sing out effortlessly
By Jennifer Ebert •
Hayley Williams home in Nashville is a modern Mid-century masterpiece
The Paramore star is parting with one of her quirkily designed Tennessee homes
By Anna Cottrell •
Marie Kondo reveals her favorite room to organize – and her secret to staying motivated in challenging spaces
Even the queen of organization has her favorite spaces to clean – here she shares her secrets with H&G
By Marc Lupo •
Introducing ‘Bootilities’: The trend that prioritizes practicality without sacrificing style
What are bootilities and why do you need one in your home? This is what you need to know, according to the experts
By Megan Slack •
WIN a wood-burning stove worth £1,995 in our Contura competition
Get your home ready for colder months ahead with this fabulous competition prize from Contura and Period Living
By Melanie Griffiths •
8 of the best places to buy property in Europe – for your next vacation home
These are some of the best places to buy a second home in Europe, according to real estate experts
By Ruth Doherty •
WIN a VAX Total Cleaning System worth over £1,000 in Roost episode 12
Roost episode 12 is full of great advice, like what the best bed sheets are, how to plant succulents and you could WIN a VAX Total Cleaning System worth over £1000
By Jenny McFarlane •
Farrow & Ball’s 2022 color predictions are guaranteed to revive your interiors
Color curator Joa Studholme invites you to extol the virtues of a simple life with a whimsical forecast for the year ahead
By Megan Slack •
You should never paint your living room this color, according to a psychologist
Your choice of hue impacts your wellbeing – here's how to get it right, in the most sociable room of your home
By Megan Slack •