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The Homeware Trends Everyone is Trying This Season

March 14, 2018
The Homeware Trends Everyone is Trying This Season

Go large, retro or shiny this autumn to keep your home on trend…

The Trend: Going Large

Oversized items are big news this season.

"In interiors we use the word 'oversized', not to just mean large, but to talk about an object that commands serious attention and is the focal point of the interior," explains interiors stylist at Archer Interiors, Aimee Tarulli.

"It could be large artwork, a supersize pendant hanging over a dining table, or big proportioned accessories."

Where to use it?

Don't think that living in a small space excludes you from this trend.

"Oversized accessories work really well in small spaces as they trick the eye into thinking the overall space is larger than it actually is," explains Tarulli. "If you have a small apartment opt for a really large rug or hero piece of art."

How to use it?

"Oversized objects command a lot of attention so don't overstyle the space," advises Tarulli. "If you have large objects in feature colours, make sure the rest of the room is muted to let the impact of the oversized piece really shine."

The Trend: Retro

The retro trend regularly rears its head, but for autumn 2018 it will "take inspiration from the seventies," says Tarulli. "To make this work you'll need lots of texture, organic materials and a warm colour palette. Warm greys, taupes, neutrals and clay colours will make this trend work well and give it a modern twist."


Where to use it?

Work this trend through your home in small doses. "It's easy to incorporate a bit of retro magic with accessories," says Tarulli.

"Think cool clocks, artwork with pops of colour and earthy bedlinen. If you're renovating and love the retro vibe, tiles in bathrooms are a great place to add a bit of a '70s feel. Accessorise with patterned towels and indoor plants."

How to use it?

Going retro doesn't just mean copying things verbatim from the era you're emulating. Instead give things a modern touch by altering colours. "Red, yellow, orange and lime were big colours in the '70s, but look for a modern take on these colours with their softer equivalent," says Tarulli. "Think mulberry, saffron, clay and sage. These work well with linen and soft furnishings."

The Trend: Metallics

Copper has been popular in homes for a few years now, but this autumn it's being joined by some other materials. "Metallics are a really big trend for 2018," says Tarulli. "Copper has been overtaken with brass detailing and mixed materials such as marble." Remember, metallics don't have to mean bling. "Refined metals such as gunmetal and brushed nickel are a great way of incorporating metallics into your home without it looking like a disco ball. Use them in the right way and you'll bring a luxe feel to your interiors."

Where to use it?

Pop metallic pieces around a room to highlight key pieces, suggests Tarulli. "Brass trays, candles and tableware can bring a bit of glam to a shelf, countertop or console.

Tapware in metallic finish in the bathroom brings instant wow factor to a space. Or chose lamps with metallic highlights, picture frames, and detailing on furniture to create a stylish interior."

How to use it?

"Stick to one type of metallic in order to keep the look simple and elegant," advises Tarulli. "The overall look when using metallics should be high-end and sophisticated - and you get that by choosing one metal and sticking to it."

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