INTERIORS

THE ONLY INTERIOR TRENDS THAT WILL MATTER FOR THE NEXT SIX MONTHS

We’ve taken a long hard look at what’s out there, and put together an edit of what’s on our design radar right now. Say goodbye to traditional wardrobes, people.  

October 29, 2017

The new IT way to display your clothes is in glass vitrines that put your kit on display. It is important to decorate with natural materials and objects that having meaning and history, especially if the house is new.  

Oh and we’re throwing away the rule book and embracing interior design’s new motto: anything goes. These are the 10 biggest design trends that you need to know to be completely up to date.  

MIXED MATERIALS

This year’s hottest trend redefines luxury using a celebratory palette that combines colour, patterm, finish and texture. A slab of marble, a glint of metal or exotic wood to combine to create an object of rare beauty. Flexform created the perfect embodiment of the trend with its newest Mood collection, which was the talk of the Milan Furniture fair. In the home, the mixed materials aesthectic is heightened by splashes of colour, layers of fabric and mismatched prints.  

TECHNOLOGY AS ART

As our homes become increasingly smarter and more wired, we want to see less and less of it. Rather than having to spend money on hiding all of your home tech, companies like Samsung are creating products that easily blend into your existing design. Their new Frame TV introduces a seamless way of hiding technology in plain site. It’s a smart television that’s treated like a picture, with four framing options and mounting hardware that allows it to hang flush against your wall like a piece of art. Gone are the days of hiding your television in a cabinet. The hottest launches in the tech world are functional works of art.

ROUND TABLES

It’s no longer hip to be square, when it comes to picking a table. This year it’s all about circular designs- democratic and no sharp edges.  

GLASS WARDROBES

Forget traditional wardrobes- they’ve been reinvented as vitrines that put your clothes on display. Belgian designer Vincent Ban Duysen has created ‘Master Dressing, his game changing glass wardrobe for Molteni & C. You’ll no longer have to hide away your most loved fashion pieces.  

JAPONISME

Elle Decoration Editor-in-Chief michelle ogundehin says the mood of the moment is turning Japanese. Why? “Because of its unique melding of modernity, tradition and the natural world.” The inherent simplicity and elegance of Japanese influences are based on four key things: harnessing the power of nature and natural materials; reveling in finish and texture; paying attention to the smallest details; and approaching design with a respect built on centuries of tradition but also with a healthy irreverence that enables constant evolution.  

PEACH, PLUM AND UMBER

From palest pinks through to deep terracottas, the accent colours du jour are at the warm end of the spectrum. The colour plum, the shade of wealth and power is also big new in interiors. Whichever end of the spectrum you favour for your home, plum can always be counted on to give a room a distinguished feel. There’s a warm, flattering shade to suit every space.  

GLOBAL FUSHION

The old, the individual and the exotic come together with a new kind of restrained elegance. It’s a cultural fushion for modern living. It’s about pieces you love (regardless of their style or pedigree) and arranging them as considered vignettes within a simple pared-back space. Now is also the time to throw away the rule book and embrace interior design’s new motto: anything goes.  

BRINGING THE OUTDOORS IN

With greenery named the world’s most popular clour fro 2017, interior design continues to lean towards nature for inspiration. But beyond turning your space into a green sanctuary, other elements from the outdoors are also making their way into home furnishings, from Japanese florals to butterflies and celestial influences. We don’t think this trend will be slowing down anytime soon.  

THE NEW PRETTY

Botanical prints are blooming in the home as design takes a romantic turn.  

SUPER NATURAL

This season, nature is the star. Think stone, wood and greenery in a scheme that is refined rather than rustic. It is important to decorate with natural materials and objects that having meaning and history, especially if the house is new.  

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