by AMELIA BARNES
2018 is here, and there’s a whole new host of trends set to take the interiors world by storm.
Keep an eye out for the following colours, furniture and homewares items predicted to be the next big thing.
#1 Clay red
Furniture and homewares in red, clay-like colours are having a moment.
Right now, the trend is mainly evident in the collections of boutique bedding labels, but before long will start trickling down into chain stores. See these sheets from In Bed and duvet from Scottie Store.
The appeal of this colour is its versatility, which can be either a statement or complement to other earthy shades such as beige or terracotta, or the more jewel-like colours of pink and navy.
Other labels are featuring more traditional, Valentine-esque reds as the hero colour of in their latest collections, further signally a return of this long underrated colour family.
#2 Modular lounges
Some of the most raved about lounges exhibited at last year’s Milan Furniture Fair were those reminiscent of the 50s and 60s.
Think low lounges with curved edges, and plump shapes broken into visible sections – often with the ability to be easily connected to other pieces from the same range.
The Note Design Studio for Sancal ‘La Isla’ is one of my favourites, along with the Lune sofa by Jaime Hayon and Mell sectional sofa by Jehs+Laub. For a much more affordable interpretation, see the Lennon Sofa from Urban Outfitters.
In our increasingly fast paced lives and ‘switched on’ homes, having a daybed poses the perfect quiet place to unwind.
A daybed can be as simple as a timber block topped with a mattress and soft furnishings, to the more purpose-built products.
Designs I’ve bookmarked include the Stoke Daybed from JD.Lee Furniture, Walnut Crescent Lounge by Vonnegut Kraft, Linen Darcy Daybed from Anthropologie, basically everything from The Rattan Collective, and the insanely beautiful Mass collection by Lim + Lu.
#4 Patterned tiles
If I owned a house of my own, I can guarantee you there’d be some sort of tiled floor situation happening. It seems like the most classic way to create a longstanding feature that makes your home feel truly personalised.
The proliferation of subway tiles in recent years has been the gateway to more bold, patterned tiles on floors, kitchen splashbacks, bathroom walls and basins.
#5 80′s ceramics
A little bit niche perhaps to call a major trend, but colourful ceramics with 80s prints are suddenly all the rage.
The trend is an extension of the wider ceramic revival that’s been occurring over the past couple of years, whereby consumers are seeing the value of investing in one-of-a-kind items worthy of displaying in their home. Plus, with the indoor plants trend proving to be enduring popular, there’s always an excuse to invest in a new vase or planter.
Amelia Barnes is a journalist and the co–founding editor of Rented Space – a website about creatively styled rental properties and their tenants.
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