We’re not ones for fleeting fads, believing that small interior trends come and go but the purchases that you make for your home should have longevity. However, there are several interior trends that do have staying power, several of which have already been around for several years and are still building up momentum. Here is our round-up of the five trends that we think will be around for a while longer.
Plants became cool again several years ago with a combination of big-name Instagrammers, hip shops and best-selling books helping to fuel the trend. Last year, Pantone named Greenery their colour of the year and the admiration for all things green spread to everything from walls to sofas. This green-on-green look still looks bang on trend and heavily influenced our recent photoshoot – our green velvet sofas are best-sellers and we even painted one of the walls in our showroom a subtle green hue. Not convinced to go all green? Try introducing a couple of accessories or adding a few faux plants to your home.
Millennial pink is still around for 2018 (although we’re now calling it ‘blush’) but interior design’s love affair with warm hues has expanded. Warm, cosy and earthy colours are everywhere at the moment with terracotta, peach and paprika tones joining pink in their popularity. If you want to create a statement and have fallen in love with a particular fabric, why not opt for a sofa or armchair in a warm colour? These shades work perfectly with neutrals and just one feature item can instantly warm up a room. If you prefer something a little more subtle, why not shake up your colour scheme and add earthy hued textiles to your existing sofas?
The trend for velvet sofas and velvet armchairs shows no sign of fading. In fact, our velvet furniture now outsells all other fabrics! Whether you prefer to opt for a timeless neutral fabric or like to make a statement with a bold hue, velvet sofas and armchairs instantly add an element of elegance to your home. If your lifestyle doesn’t suit a velvet sofa, try adding a smaller velvet occasional chair or armchair to embrace the trend without making too big a commitment. Velvet looks great paired with wool furniture and there’s no reason why you can’t mix and match your living room suite.
Harsh angles are out and curves are in. Embrace curved silhouettes that offer both comfort and style with our new made-to-order sofa collections (Betsy, Mabel, Heywood and Broughton are all perfect for this look). The main thing to think about when selecting a new sofa is, of course, comfort and all our sofas with curved silhouettes are incredibly comfortable. These silhouettes work especially well when paired with circular coffee tables and side tables and long thin legs, balancing out the soft curves with contemporary touches.
This Japanese concept of Wabi Sabi celebrates the beauty of imperfections, rather than striving for clean lines and immaculate finishes. Distressed furniture, handmade crockery and raw plaster walls are all simple ways of adding a little bit of Wabi Sabi to your home. Like hygge a couple of years ago, this is an entire lifestyle rather than an interiors trend. We’ll be sharing more about how to embrace the aesthetic very soon, but picking up a few handcrafted pieces of tableware, irregular shaped mugs or hand-carved wooden spoons is a great way to add the concept to your kitchen.