We’ve already gushed over our love of Pantone’s colour of the year 2017 and how fitting the choice was, and our obsession with blue continues, but there are several other home decor trends and hues that totally deserve our full and undivided attention.
We’ve witnessed a transition from stark whites and cool greys to warmer, earthier tones, a move that is a-okay in our books. Terracotta, ochre, olive green and sand hues are a great way to introduce a subtle dose of colour into muted palettes. These versatile shades seamlessly complement neutrals and work wonders in a Scandinavian-inspired setting while reminiscent of warmer Provençal latitudes. Seaworthy coral is the perfect seasonal accent colour, pair it with crisp whites for an unexpected twist.
For an on-trend take on SS17 home styling texture play is key. Mixing fabrics and materials is a sure way to make an interior more inviting. Our summer trend report evokes haptic discoveries. Rough-hewn shiplap and natural floorboards are back in a big way - the beauty is in the imperfection. Modern, streamlined furniture and opulent glossy velvet juxtapose the rustic feel of unbleached linen.
Take a leaf out of our fellow Scandi’s book: hygge is all the rage. Danes have perfected the perfectly imperfect layered look, adding subtle texture and tone to create depth and a warm homey feel. Add a tactile jute rug (we’re lovin’ this one), drape a waffled throw over a patterned armchair or mix and match decorative pillows.
With the increasing desire for eco-friendly and sustainable design the use of plants as decor is only on the rise. Our top spring/summer styling tip is to bring the outside in, or vice versa. Make a seamless transition and transform your outdoor space into an extension of your living room. Carry your sofa outside, bring your grandmother’s vintage rattan or cane furniture out of storage (if you haven’t already) and you’re good to go.