With every season comes a fresh wave of new colour palettes, fabrics, textures and trends; and with the Easter bank holiday weekend done and dusted and the sun beginning to peek through the clouds, the first signs of spring are well and truly on their way.
To ease you into the new season, we’ve rounded up our top trends so you can spring into spring in the most stylish way possible.
- Velvet Underground
We love the super-luxe quality of velvet and it is on track to be the fabric of the season. First witnessed on the catwalks of Philip Lim and Roksanda Illinic during Fashion Month, velvet has made the transition from fashion to interiors and is the perfect fabric for covering sofas, armchairs, pouffes and even curtains. Our favourite selection at the moment comes from Osborne & Little’s new Hespera Velvet collection – seven versatile velvets inspired by Greek mythology.
Photo credit: Osborne & Little
- Totally Tropical
With the Olympics being held in Rio this ear, there’s a definite carnival vibe in the air. Pep up your botanicals in bright shades of pink, blue and green, contrasted with neutral and wooden accessories and plenty of foliage.
Photo credit: www.liliinwonderland.fr
- The new pastels
Pastels are the trend that keep on giving – year after year they return to our radar. This year, however, pastels have been given a contemporary update in a variety of darker, slightly edgier shades – moody greys, dusky blues and greens and even dirty shades of pink. Dusky pastel shades were one of the standout trends at this year’s Maison & Objet, with French powerhouse Ligne Roset leading the way. We love seeing how different brands experiment with new and exciting colourways – and Bisque’s new Dusky Pastel collection is our current favourite!
Photo credit: Bisque Dusky Pastel Collection
- Shades of grey
Grey looks set to remain the colour of the year. Thanks to its versatility, it suits both classic and contemporary interiors. Keep it modern by pairing grey colour schemes with dark furniture as opposed to fluffy creams and soft pastels. Wood is grey’s best friend, so plenty of wooden furniture, accessories and bare floorboards are your go-to here.
Photo credit: Elle Decoration
- 70s Luxe
Offering a slightly more grown-up take on the Mid-Century Modern look of yesteryear , the 70s seem to be the decade of inspiration for 2016. Take the lead from the legendary Jonathan Adler and pair velvet furniture with gold accessories and plenty of stripes. Avoid the look appearing too gaudy by keeping accessories minimal and instead opting for singular statement items – a large mirror, floor lamps or bucket chairs, for example.
Photo credit: Weitzman Halpern Design