After a turbulent year, we are being encouraged to approach 2018 with calm and reflection. Calm is a trend that focuses on quiet and considered styles with a natural and stripped back feel. Whilst the desire for all things Scandinavian shows no sign of slowing down, expect to see the addition of dark woods like oak, mahogany and textured walnut adding depth and texture. In the ever-onward march toward the next piece of technology that will re-shape our lives, we should stop and reflect on the past and the simple pleasures of life. A sunny morning, a cup of tea and a lie-in.

Key Trends Calm 1

Featuring plush, deep-set cushions and wide armrests, the Kalahari sofa epitomises no frills comfort. Choose fabrics in complementary neutrals to focus on that quiet, stripped back feel and add contrast with oak feet. A super-soft rug is also a must to help you indulge all the senses.

Key Trends Calm 2

Embrace the depth provided by dark oak with our Capri dining collection. Dress neutrally with grey fabric chairs and neutral tableware to allow the wood to shine out. Keep things calm by ensuring the table is the boldest part of your dining area.

Key Trends Calm 3

Adding interest without taking away from this trend is easy with our Galleria rug. Featuring swathes of grey and white combined to create a calming pattern, the natural look of this rug works perfectly. The colour means it will work with a huge range of fabrics and leather so it’s great for adding to existing décor.

Key Trends Calm 4

Keeping things stripped back and neutral doesn’t mean you can’t still accessorise. Choose a lamp that brings a little flair to your home, such as the Sophia table lamp. The twisted design of the lamp adds a little fun, whilst the colours remain firmly within the calm palette.


If you’ve been inspired to create your own calming interiors, be sure to tag is in your pictures @FishpoolsUK.