Since Pantone revealed their Colour of the Year on the 6th December 2018, I have been waiting for an influx of all things “Living Coral” coloured, or at least coral, but there have not been too many of those items to be seen in places selling home interior items. Today I am looking at what the current home interior trends are for spring and there doesn’t seem to be a coral object amongst them.
Marble effect items seem to still be going strong, this trend has been around since 2016 and is showing no sign of stopping. You can get pretty much anything with a marble effect finish, from notebooks and stationery items to side tables and bedding though I have noticed a move from the grey and white marble effect into other colours such as pink and blue. I don’t think this trend will be going away soon.
Houseplants seem to be fairly popular this year, from tiny succulents and cacti to bigger, more leafy plants like the Cheese Plant (Monstera) and even the humble spider plant is seeing some love again. Houseplants (especially succulents and cacti) can be really easy to care for, they just need some water and light and to be kept out of drafts – the are labels that come with them often give some really good care tips and are worth checking out before purchasing. Houseplants add something to a room’s atmosphere that you just can’t get through an ornament or object and I’m not really sure how to explain that feeling, but its a good feeling. They add interest to an area, bring nature indoors and help to keep the air in the room fresh as well. I like having houseplants in the kitchen, on the windowsill near the sink, in my living room, on book cases and coffee tables, and I like plants in the bathroom too.
Terrazo is making a comeback in all sorts of ways. Terrazo is a speckled composite material which was created around the 16th Century and was a type of palazzo flooring made of glass, marble and stone chips set into polished concrete. This kind of material can be found in pots, kitchen accessories and the print can even be found on notebooks, desk accessories and even on wallpaper. While it does remind me of flooring in public areas (like museums, train stations and toilets) I think it is an interesting pattern and is more eye-catching than the grey, industrial trend of the plain concrete look that came before it.
Metals and metallic touches are not going away fast, although there is a shift from bright, shiny gold, silver and rose gold towards a more muted brass tone. Little touches can be added to your existing interior by choosing simple objects like this floor lamp. Though, there are lots of ways of incorporating brass finishes to your home from light switch covers, crockery drainers, bookends, pots for holding pens/makeup brushes and many more.
Ombre is no longer an effect saved for hair, it’s now making its way into our homes and onto home furnishings and there are some really lovely pieces around to add a pop of colour. There are beautiful curtains, vases, cushions and candles that make adding this trend to your home really easy.
The geometric trend still seems to be on the rise, from coffee cups shaped geometrically, to tables with geometric legs, lamp stands and wallpapers, it seems that this trend won’t be going anywhere soon. I love that the geometric trend can be utilised over so many products both 2D and 3D and comes in so many colours so you can be sure to get something to match and update your decor style or go all out and refresh your style completely.
I don’t think we can ever escape pink, but this time around we are not seeing girly, princess or even Barbie pink. This year is all about the dusty, vintage pink which oozes a kind of glamour reminiscent of the 50’s and is very much a grown up, sophisticated colour. The pinks found in Michelle Keegans Home range fit this trend really well as the range is not just the perfect shade of vintage pink but it mixes in metallic prints, different types of fabrics and interesting finishings like tassels and stud details.
Textures are being reintroduced to our homes, this time through the addition of fabrics like velvet and suede, satin and wool. Go into any store that sells soft furnishings and you will find an array of different textiles on offer. I love adding interest with cushions and love the velvet and long faux fur ones available in Matalan. Cushions are a really easy and cheap way of testing out a trend before adding bigger pieces to the room.
I’ve been seeing a lot of textile wall art which seemed to start at some point last year with macrame wall hangings being sold in many high street stores. This year people are embracing different types of materials woven together to create tactile wall art that is interesting and can add warmth to the room. I love to browse etsy for this sort of thing as there are so many different styles and types of material used and you are guaranteed to have a one-off piece that no one else has.
Monochrome has never really been out of fashion, it’s always seemed to be there in the background but I think that this season we will be bringing it into our homes in a bigger way. Monochrome has always been seen to be very chic and a touch Parisian with black and white stripes featuring on so many different items. This season there will be an array of different items available in black and white stripe, polka dot and even different patterns and prints such as animal prints like dalmatian and zebra. I am loving this Habitat footstool in a monochrome pattern which also ties nicely with the texture trend too.
Tropical prints are another trend that started creeping in last year and is set to continue to grow this year. It seems that everywhere you look there is a tropical print on something! I really like Asda’s Palm Print duvet set which really hits the nail on the head with the tropical trend.
Walls are starting to make more of a statement now and there is a shift back towards wallpaper with big prints making bold statements this season, think floral, tropical, bright, big patterns and you won’t go far wrong.
Painted walls are still fashionable too though there is a move from greys to brighter colours like mustard yellow, brown/tan, Dulux Colour of the year is Spiced Honey and is a perfect choice but pair it with other colours like deep navy blue for an on-trend look. We see darker colours coming in to play and they are perfect to team with the brass and textile trend, just make sure any accessories you add are lighter and you will find that they make your accessories really stand out. Consider deep greens, denim blue such as Farrow and Ball – De Nimes, teal and even deep plum tones. On the other end of the spectrum are muted vintage colours, think dusty pinks, chocolate and sage greens and neutral colours like mushroom, nude pinks and light tan which would be perfect with chunky woolen accessories, vintage inspired prints, shabby chic furniture and hints of velvet.
Which interiors trends are you loving this season?