Decor trends we’re loving
This perky orangey-pink is the hottest shade of the year, as decreed by Pantone, and, while I’m too scared to paint the walls of Muddy Towers in this colour, I’m totally up for a peppering of coral accessories to warm things up. Such as this table lamp (£68) from Oliver Bonas (the interiors, fashion and gift store is one to watch, by the way) and this pretty pitcher (£22.95) from Trouva (it’s hard-wearing melamine – good news for us butter-fingered types).
Hankering after six more interiors trends? Funny you should ask….
BACK TO BLACK
Banish any thoughts of Patrick Bateman’s apartment in American Psycho – sleek black homeware is back and this time you don’t have to be a murderous yuppie to get involved. Zara Home has this trend covered with a stylish set of serving cutlery, £19.99, resin soap dispenser, £11.99 and candlesticks from £19.99.
FLAUNTING THEIR CURVES
Phwooar, look at the curves on that! I’ve got quite a crush on Anthropologie’s undulating scallop armchairs, part of their collab with designer Bethan Gray. There’s lots of rounded-edges around in furniture right now, as mid-century modern style continues to dominate. I also rather fancy this two-person love seat from made.com, complete with matching footstool.
THE NEW NEUTRAL
If you’re bored of beige (sorry, Kelly Hoppen) then you’ll be pleased to hear there’s a new neutral on the interiors block – palest pink. This cotton/linen blend duvet cover from John Lewis & Partners, in Ash Rose, hits the nail on the head. It works well with other neutrals (grey, white, navy and, well, beige) or you can mix and match shades of pink to add depth.
The trend for sustainability and brands doing right by the planet isn’t going anywhere and rightly so of course. This uber sleek, Scandi-style console table from Tikamoon is a case in point – it’s FSC-approved, meaning materials are sourced from responsibly managed forests.
Something a little different from UK brand Solid Wool, this Hembury Chair is made from natural wool and bio-resins that help reduce the manufacturing process’s carbon footprint by 50 per cent – and it looks pretty cool too.
GOING TO THE DARK SIDE
Dark walls have been a thing for a while now – I painted my own living room (that’s it above!) in Farrow & Ball near-to-dammit black Railings and I never get bored of it. Noir too scary? Forest green is also big news and there’s a huge increase in navy blue in kitchens, ending the decades-long dominance of lighter-coloured cabinets. The question is: how far onto the dark side will you venture?
PS – for more interior inspo, book in for one of the design shows popping up this year:
Ideal Home Show, Olympia London, Fri 22 Mar – Sun 7 April
Grand Designs Live, Sat 4 – Sun 12 May (ExCeL London) and Wed 9 – Sun 13 Oct (NEC Birmingham)
Clerkenwell Design Week, London, Tues 21 – Thurs 23 May
House and Garden Festival, Olympia London, Wed 19 – Sun 23 June