These Are the Interior Trends You'll Be Shopping Next Season
When it comes to being at the forefront of any décor trend, it can be hard to guess what the It thing will be ahead of each new season. Recently, we've seen the midcentury modern boom go bonkers (before that there was the Art Deco revival), and there's also been an uptick of interest in '70s beach shack styling and all things Parisian apartment. While we're all for embracing your own unique aesthetic, if you do want to refresh your interiors in line with what's trending ahead of spring it can be hard to decide exactly where to invest.
So, because we spend most of our time hitting up experts for intel on trends before they really take off, we've done the hard work for you. Ahead you'll find the six décor movements we predict interior designers will be embracing in the sunnier seasons. Our picks? You'll be seeing plenty of earthy colour palettes, fringed mirrors, rattan furniture, and spherical lights. Whether you're keen to wallpaper your living room or are just looking for a new entrance-way mirror, we think these trends will be dominating Instagram very soon.
See and shop our favourite trends below.
Pantone's annual colour of the year often influences the designs we eventually see in store. While the announcement for 2018 is yet to take place (keep an eye on this space), the iconic colour company's executive director Leatrice Eiseman shared her top picks for trending hues with Vogue Living, picking out "earthy, rosy, and deep tones" as those to watch. We've already seen this direction take off locally with In Bed's recent terracotta linen collaboration with Triibe.
While we will always love the purity of block colours, we're making an exception this season for geometric prints. From floor tiles to ceramic accessories and even wallpaper, this burgeoning trend is everywhere. Depending on how you style it, and the colour palette you choose, it can read as a nod to Portuguese, Spanish, or Moroccan influences. Either way, a piece here or there can add an interesting focal point to any minimal room.
Rattan is back, but not as you know it. (See? We told you.) Put it down to the material's ability to conjure up memories of the furniture in your childhood holiday home, but it also has a comforting nostalgic pull. Thanks to brands like Ikea and West Elm, the new rattan pieces in store feel more contemporary than beachy, so you don't have to live sea-side to get amongst.
We've long loved fringing—whether it be an accent on a summer dress, or embellishment on a luxe leather bag—so we're happy to see this trend enter the interior space. As in your wardrobe, think of it as a bonus element of decoration. It really does give you more styling bang for your buck. Look out for special and unexpected pieces like this eye-catching mirror from Ben & Aja Blanc.
You could argue the humble light fitting is the most underappreciated and overlooked item in the home. But because these fixtures play a huge part in setting atmosphere, and are often a finishing touch that brings a room together, we believe they're worth paying special attention to. We love this trend for its low-key vintage charm, which is subtle enough not to "theme" the room.
A timeless piece of leather furniture is a welcome addition in any home for the very reason that it will generally stand the test of time. This spring, we're moving away from OG pieces like heavily tanned club chairs and deep-buttoned sofas, and transitioning towards lighter, breezier colourways (think bone and blush) and more modern constructions. Leather accents, like the Arvika fringed pillow below, are an easy and affordable touch.
Opening images: Nyde, Adairs and Avenue Lifestyle