From textures to monochrome to faux finishes, 2017 has truly delivered in the world of interiors and furniture. So what are the trends to consider and look out for in 2018? In the second part of our edit, we signal what design rules the new year will herald.
If 2017 was the story of suede, then next year promises to be all about velvet. With its inherent richness, this fabric oozes luxury and easy sophistication, while the tactile nature makes a convincing case for spending more time indoors. Velvet works best as an accent, so be wary of a floor-to-ceiling look. Make a style statement by investing in this Persia bed, one that says: deluxe, sensuous, dramatic.
Details are key to the velvet execution and you can nod to the trend in surprising but just-as-desirable ways. A strategically placed table lamp, like our Matilda – seen here in smoky grey – will inject just the lift you need for the look to work.
As bold as brass
Although the mixed metal trend has been underway for some time, 2018 will show the trend really has legs. Brass continues to have a major influence over the kitchen, but will also be the metal of choice for the living area and bedroom. There’s something quite special about the warm brass palette that adds instant luxe to a home. Take our Gayle Bedstead Antique: it’ll deliver an instant wow factor – just add clean, crisp bed linen.
The design shows had an abundance of warming tones, putting added emphasis on the importance of colour and accents. Coloured vases will be an indispensable way of channelling this mood, and our Sienna vase, seen here in pink, feels particularly pertinent.
A bit on the side
The love affair with metallics also extends to side tables – some of the slickest design options will marry glass, metal and marble to form essential wonderpieces for the home. Stuck for inspiration? Take your cues from our Atlas lamp table, which combines striking metallic legs with a high-shine glass top, to dramatic effect.
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