We have seen this trend before and geometric patterns are always going to appeal, but this time the focus turns away from soft furnishings like cushions and rugs and more about wallpapers, tiles and art.
We are spoilt for choice when it comes to tiles and whether it’s for the bathroom, kitchen or floor we can create bold patterns and experiment with colour. Create a focal point with a vinyl floor in a kitchen, leaving the walls a plain colour or maybe it’s a patterned wallpaper that takes your fancy, to act as a statement backdrop to the rest of the room.
A great way to introduce pattern into a room is with art. Choose a select few pieces to bring interest to a wall. Whatever you do be brave and embrace geometrics.
There has been a gradual shift in kitchen design and what we want from it. We require storage solutions for small spaces, and better cabinet and worktop finishes, creating more choice and allow us all to be more creative. As we become more confident with design and layout, we start to be braver with colour. And it’s colour that is popping up in kitchens everywhere, just look at Pinterest!
Of course you will still have your preferred style, whether contemporary or traditional but now you have more options to bring colour into your kitchen.
Whether it’s a bright wall colour, colourful tiling or cabinet fronts, the choice is yours and the options are all out there. For an array of no fuss cabinet fronts then ikea.com is a great place to start. For something more bespoke have a look at uncommonprojects.co.uk
If you are limited on budget and want to refresh your kitchen, look at painting areas [ walls and cabinets ] and tiling. These small changes can make a huge impact.
Key colours we are noticing at the moment are greens, blues, and pinks!
With a little reinterpretation of the strength of wildness of the 1970s this trend is a contemporary take on the clashing patterns, natural textiles, pattern mixing of the original look.
Bring together the organic feel of natural homewares including wicker, macrame, wood, jute and brick with the richness of burnt oranges, purples and brown. Use fabrics like velvets in sofas, weaves for walk hangings, hides and fluffy afghans in rugs and cushions and mix with earthy tones and metallics in the lighting, ceramics and sculptures.
It’s with the wall and floor covering that this trend really gains strength. Introduce wood panelling effect walls, real exposed stone walls, textured giant wall hangings of rich colour themes and the key to this trend – lots of indoor planting. Use great house plants with super architectural leaves and layer up with small hanging plants in plant hangers and also wooden and woven planters.
Bring together all the pattern, colour and vibrancy of a Brazilian carnival in your home. With major sporting events heading to Brazil this year, homeware is taken inspiration from the strong ‘more is more’ attitude of the colourful community.
Brazilian modern, mixes prints and patterns with well thought out clashing flair. Stimulate the senses combining patterns of flora, fauna, tribal, vintage and stripes, sitting patterns of different scale together, and miss matching woods and textures.
Seek guidance from the colour wheel to ensure colours, although contrasting with each other, still are harmonious and complimentary.
Missoni is a key brand to seek out for inspiration but high street brands including BHS and Anthroplogie, and one of our favourites Mia Fleur all have great pieces to suit this trend.