We like to stay on top of the latest interior trends, offering you trend-led pieces to decorate your homes – but we also recognise that we all should stay true to our own styles and not redecorate our rooms every time there’s a new fad. There’s a delicate balance between adding a few trend-led accent pieces and completely changing your interiors every season. Here are our top tips for how to nod to current trends while staying true to your own style.
Make small changes
Unless you really need to update an entire room, it is easy to make just a few small changes to keep everything looking fresh. Try adding a couple of statement vases filled with dried flowers or grasses to tap into current trends and refresh your room without spending much money. Or make small seasonal changes by switching up your textiles for spring – hanging linen curtains or adding new cushions to your sofa can instantly update your room.
Consider what YOU like
Don’t be tempted to pick up on a trend just because you like how it looks in someone else’s house. Look around your own home and consider whether it would fit in with your existing décor – and if it is something that you actually like.
Add subtle trend-led pieces
Explore options for how you can add a particular look to your home in a subtle way that complements your existing style. Take the rattan trend, for example. You don’t have to completely change everything in a room to make this work for you. A simple, well-designed piece like our Noko pendant lampshades will add a hint of rattan while complementing your existing décor.
If you are completely redecorating a room in your home, you don’t have to completely shy away from trends but it’s good to consider their longevity. Some trends are easy to update – such as the colour of your walls or additional accessories – but if you’re updating your kitchen or bathroom, consider whether you will still like that style in 5-10 years time. Likewise with large furniture purchases – invest in items that you really love, that will stand the test of time.
It’s all in the details
You can sometimes give a subtle nod to a trend while investing in a high quality piece of furniture that will last for years to come. Take our Black Arch Metal & Glass Cabinet for example: this is a timeless display cabinet that you easily update by styling different accessories inside, but it has a subtle arch-shape to the glass. This taps into the current trend for arches in the home but won’t look dated in the future.