Finishing touches

As autumn sets in and glossy greens turn to matt browns, householders will find interiors are becoming all about textures.

This season has seen the launch of new ranges aiming to bring a hint of opulence to the home through the medium of touch, as well as contrast in finish.

Whether you want to add an accessory or two to an existing room or dress your entire rental home for the season, autumn’s finish is all about touch.

Plump velvet cushions add warmth to smooth leather sofas, while rough shag-pile rugs make cool ceramic floors more inviting.

Heavy, rustic fabrics made from natural fibres bring a homely, autumnal feel to airy spaces that just a week or so before felt bright and summery.

Rebecca Snowden, interior style advisor at Furniture Choice, says: “Embrace the sophistication of the season in all its moody glamour.

“A lush black velvet bed instantly adds elegance to a bedroom and sets a luxurious base to build upon.

“Layer deep, rich tones via opulent textures like velvet and faux fur to create a lavish, comfortable autumn setting that’s perfect for cosying up in.