EMBELISHMENTS: Fringe, tufting, tassels and feathers – you name it, it's here for this season and you'll see it on cushions, wall hangings, throws, rugs and accessories. This trend will add a wonderful handmade quality to each room, beautiful cushions on the sofa, a throw with tassels on the bed, and a wall-hanging on a plain wall to add interest.
DELICIOUS COLOURS: “Ice Cream” colours are going to be a huge trend in both interiors and fashion this year! You can even mix up paint colours to suit your tastes and match accessories. Add accessorise with pastel hues such as vases, dining chairs and tableware.
GREENERY: With increasing news of health benefits, it seems the humble “house plant” will make a return this season. Place them in each room, use hanging plants for shelves and mantelpieces and some lovely leafy greenery for bare corners and side tables.
BLUE TONES: As an antidote to the pastel tones, another colour trend this season is inky blues. Painting a whole room in one of these shades may seem overwhelming so instead, you can simply accessorise instead with vases and flowers. Pick different shapes in a mixture of styles & also vary the heights and widths to create an interesting display.
GLITTERY GOLD: Last year the metallic trend started to filter through into paints and metal finishes, this year gold is the key colour. You'll see gold detailing like door knobs and handles, gold lamp bases and picture frames. For a more subtle take, gold accessories are a sophisticated yet understated addition.
COLOUR POPS: Bold pops of colour is one of the strongest trends coming through for us this season. This trend is all about mixing bright colours together. It's strong, but easily manageable if you have one or two main colours to start with that 'ground' the rest of the look. Use textures to layer the look and don't be afraid to team patterns and stripes together.
TROPICAL THEME: Punchy bright colours teamed with gold are the key to this fun & funky trend. It will work both inside and out. To create this “tropical” look layer different coloured linen tablecloths and use darker shades for the tableware. Choose tropical leaf print cushions to add a decorative touch.
Written By KYLA SARTORIUS for meeting of the minds monthly blog April 2018