Although we are in the middle of a beautifully warm Summer, at Delcor, our team is now focusing our fabric choices and sofa designs on the colder months of Autumn and Winter.

So here are our top tips for making your living room and sofa perfect for snuggling in front of the fire with a hot chocolate or glass of warming wine in A/W 19 …

1. Layer up with decorative throws…

Add texture, colour and layers with knitted blankets and throws. Oversize chunky knits are so in vogue and can be easily changed to suit the season and your interior scheme. Throw them over your knee or shoulders on a chilly evening and use them to accessorise your Delcor sofa. Layering is good, so invest in several throws of differing materials and colours which complement each other and, if your sofa is patterned, then go for single colour throws to adorn your sofa or add a colour splash with multiple tones on a plain backdrop.

Check out: Delcor’s Montrose throw in mustard…

2. Colour is key!

Forget grey and white this Winter; colour is in; add a touch of opulence and create a bold palette with rich, deep tones of the new season. Blues, forest green or brick red work well either individually or grouped tastefully together in patterned fabrics or layered to create a luxuriously indulgent ambience.

Strong trends this season will be impactful florals, quirky tropicals and lavish thematic scenes. Be as brave as you wish with clashing schemes and bold, bright walls or tone down your key pieces with brass lamps and side tables and a backdrop of paneled walls and neutral flooring.

Check out: Delcor’s Linwood Tango Jungle Jive velvet fabric, their Blue Boxer Corner Unit or Parrot Fabric on the Ambassador sofa 

3. Get tactile with textures

Create a sumptuous array of welcoming textures, making your space a tactile delight to get comfortable in on colder nights. Soft velvets or warm merino wool provide a luxurious touch to upholstered pieces and soft furnishings; perfect for snuggling in the sofa in front of your favourite film. A delicately soft nubuck leather provides a touch of elegance and a sleek look to any living space; warm it up with fluffy cushions and patterned throws to complete the seasonal look.

Check out: Delcor’s Jarvis chair

4. Capture the aroma of Autumn

None of the 5 senses should be forgotten when creating your perfect space and a memorable aroma always makes a pleasant welcome and a lasting impact. Recreate your favourite times of the year with scented candles and room fragrances to compliment your interior. Fragrance isn’t just for Christmas with bergamot, frankincense and amber all fabulous choices for a base fragrance for your home, all year round. Matching scents shall ensure that all your rooms benefit and there are no clashes of aroma; use a few drops in an oil burner or enjoy a slow burning multi-wick candle with the added benefit of a warming glow in the darker evenings.

5. Light up the dark nights

As evenings start to draw in and daylight hours become shorter, how you light your living space is really important. Nurture a welcoming glow with mood lighting and dimmable lights and lamps. Warming colours of lamps help to create the look you are aiming for and coloured, attractive bulbs, which look great on or off are great for reflecting your design tastes. A wood-burning stove will help to create a cosy mood in your home with the added flicker of a scented candle or two to conjure up some romance.

Brass, bronze and glass lamps, tables and mirrors cleverly bounce the light around the room, enhancing warmth and creating the perfect room for ultimate cosiness!

6. Reflect your style

Add a touch of vintage decadence and adorn your walls with uniquely styled mirrors, helping to reflect light around your room. Black, greys and brass complement most decors with the mirror design marking your personal preference on style and era.

Make your mirror a focal point in your living room and go as large as the room can take, being creative with placing. Even consider a large floor standing mirror in a large room as a design piece and ensure the perfect feng shui with some greenery and fresh flowers.

Check out: Delcor’s Green Leaf Metro Chair

7. Dare to be different

Make a design statement in your room with a unique piece of furniture. A well-designed chair works well or a giant footstool, which doubles up as a low level coffee table. Make your mark with a carefully selected fabric which sets you apart from the crowd…be bold, be brave! Animal fabrics, opulent patterns and vibrant colours in a tactile material such as velvet shall draw attention and offer a practical solution which can be re-upholstered when its time to restyle your room.

Check out: Delcor’s purple Chesterfield footstool