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By Lorna Sixsmith

Batten Down The Hatches! Well, with winter coming quickly this year, it seems as though there is nothing nicer than settling in front of the fire with a book and a woollen throw in the evenings and that is exactly what the interior trends reflect this year. In fact, the trends would prepare you for even more extreme weather, think Scottish Highlands meets Swiss Alps meets Canadian Rockies - yes, the look is for tartan, faux fur, stag heads on display, hand knits, wooden logs, various animals and birds, deer motifs ....

Stag heads were by far the most popular accessory for walls and are available in various sizes, with different shaped antlers and in many different materials such as silver, chrome, ceramic, wood, cardboard, tapestry, flock and paint. If you didn’t want a deer head on the wall, you could even opt for a sheep’s head instead. Yes, that Scottish highland look is hitting the high street shops now too. Smaller animals are being featured on smaller accessories such as cushions and lampshades. Owls are by far the most popular bird and can be purchased as owl rugs, owl cushions, owl candles and more.

If you aren’t sure about putting a stag’s head on your wall, you could opt for a Deer Damask wallpaper instead. Buy online at

Having visited Maison D’Objet in September, I’m delighted to bring you news of some of the latest design trends for our interiors and share with you how you can bring them into your own home décor.

This white ceramic deer head would work in a lighter, more streamlined interior whereas many of the larger ones are suited to old houses with high ceilings and dramatic flock wallpaper. Buy online at


Bring the woodland into your home with the Owl Rug and Pet Sounds wallpaper by Mini Moderns. Buy online at

Squirrels, birds, rabbits and dogs were the most popular fauna to be featured on cushions and other accessories. This can be purchased online at

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