Interior style and how to get the look
Colour and texture / metallics, blues, pinks, ombres and colours that pop all celebrate Summer and everything that’s hot in 2018.
SOME trends are an extension of previous styles, while others are a clear departure from the past. Either way, summer and the accompanying holidays and festivities is the time we’re most likely to be celebrating and sharing our homes, so it makes sense to ramp up the style to celebrate summer.
Featured this UK / EU summer (just ended) was the emergence of a pretty cool pink that juxtaposed the slate grey that dominates many interiors now. Instagram was overflowing with versions of soft, dusky pinks to soften the darker colours we’ve embraced in the last few years. Pink is the perfect addition for Spring / Summer 2018, so consider painting any leftover shabby chic white pieces in gelato/peach or any preferred pastel version of pink for instant on-trend prettiness.
The term translates to ‘many shades’, so when you think of a fabric that starts with for instance – a dark, indigo blue and then moves to a pale blue, then to white – that’s ombre and ombre textiles and finishes are hot, hip and happening for Summer 2018.
Embrace the blues
If you’re not up for pink – in any shade, consider the blues. Not necessarily huge spaces, but for highlights, especially soft furnishings such as cushions in gorgeous inky blues, even combined with Jungalow prints, essentially, blues are the new greens.
A move away from stark minimalism is evident in the embracement of embellishments
Homestyle, luxe linen bedding
Stonewashed linen bedding rules. Crisp cottons are replaced by the luxury of French, stonewashed linen.
Lighting is moved from a practical requirement to stylish statement, often with a twist. Chandeliers hanging by rope and repurposed containers transformed as pendant lighting are increasingly popular.
Searches online for velvet have increased 400% in the last year. Be it for velvet beds, soft furnishings or sofas, it seems the seductive feel of velvet is something many of us crave.
Scallop shapes and shells
Furniture and soft furnishings featuring scalloped shapes and finishes is an emerging trend, especially in high-end furniture. Expect this trend to hit the high streets anytime soon.
Showing off your travels and your free spirit has long been fashionable, but now the more tribal, glamorous pieces, especially with a twist and an accompanying story is a bona fide addition to any stylish home.
Gold and brass tap ware
Stainless steel tap fittings just look so sad compared to lush brushed gold or brass tap ware. If you want to add instant glamour to your bathroom – new, gold tap ware adds as much.style as substance to the most practical room in the home.