Anna Gillies rounds up the chicest trends of the year
With the arrival of every new season, comes new opportunities to update your home with the most sought-after textures, colours and designs to ensure your home looks, and feels, beautiful. Here’s our round-up of the interior moves worth watching…
Sustainability is becoming a priority within the interior design sphere and for good reason. Many companies are turning their attention to creating new, innovative materials that are both kind to the environment and equally elegant. One of the best is Smile Plastics, run by designers Adam Fairweather and Rosalie McMillan. They turn waste into unique, fully-recycled and recyclable materials that are multipurpose and can work all over the home. Their product is waterproof, making it ideal for use as a kitchen splash back, turned into a one-of-a-kind coffee table or as a bathroom vanity.
Outdoors as indoors
For this trend, think natural woods, house plants, succulents and the very best organic materials for an amazing interior space inspired by all that nature has to offer. We’re also seeing the inclusion of rattan furniture in living rooms and dining spaces – a great way to bring the outdoors in while also adding a touch of texture.
Fringing and Tassels
A trend that demands a more-is-more attitude, fringe and tassels are the perfect way to bring texture to a space. Traditionally reserved for soft furnishings, truly embrace this trend by going beyond cushions and throws. “We’re now seeing lighting, wall hangings, storage solutions and even mirrors finished with tassels, fringing and pom poms” says Trouva’s creative director, Lucy Ward. Combine two trends in one by teaming your fringe with one of this year’s must-have colours: terracotta.
Paint has lost popularity to paper with brands like Cole & Son creating contemporary modern patterns to suit all tastes. From botanical-inspired prints to geometric patterns, breathe life into any space, big or small, with an opulent wallpaper design. And it’s not just reserved for living rooms and hallways, add bold paper to bathrooms and kitchens to channel a contemporary approach to this interior trend.
If bold walls aren’t your thing, you’ll be pleased to know that neutrals are also big this year. Inject calm and tranquility into a space by adopting 2019’s go-to colour palette, beige, on walls, furnishings and sofas. Play with texture to prevent your neutrals feeling flat and enjoy the newfound warmth in your home.