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The Future of Interiors /// Interior Trends 2017/18

27 July 2017

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Want to know what colours, materials and styles you’ll be coveting over the next few seasons? Whether you’re planning on updating your living room, bedroom or outdoor area, or you are wondering whether green will still be as popular as everyone says it will – we have the answers!

Interiors trade network Eporta and leading trend forecasting website WGSN have created an Interiors Trend Report, summarising the trends to look out for over the coming months. The guide is intended to give customers an insight into the most important trend stories of the moment, rather than dictate which trends should be followed. We’re super happy to announce that two talented FEATHR artists are featured in the guide! Read on to find out who, and to discover which interior design trendsetters to keep an eye out for in 2017 and 2018.

The Natural World

Although the trend for nature has been around a while, we are now seeing the influence of the natural world going deeper than ever before, from the furthest reaches of space to the depths of geology, and intricate patterns in nature.

 

Design styles: botanical, cosmology and celestial

Material: dark marble

Feature: sustainability

Key piece: furniture in natural forms

 

White Vintage Constellation Wallpaper Mural hero image

Cream Contemporary Flower Pattern Wallpaper hero image

 

Image: X-Ray Botanics 01 in Cream by Hugh Turvey for FEATHR

 

Blurred Boundaries

Where once interiors were defined strictly by rooms, living spaces now have become more transitional and comfortable. The growing trend for outdoor living areas reflects our desire to connect with nature, and home office spaces become more comfortable.

 

Design styles: Modular, versatile pieces

Material: Wood, durable fabrics for outdoors

Feature: Hanging plants and indoor greenery

Key piece: Benches

 

Cream Contemporary Flower Stripe Wallpaper hero image

 

Back to Basics

Increasing costs facing first time buyers, the rise in popularity of ‘local’ activities and experiences among millennials and a well rooted older generation has seen rural populations growing. The trend for rustic, artisanal pieces counter balances the continuing advance of technology.

 

Style: Rustic, homemade, clean, natural

Material: Thick leather, wood

Feature: Light wood with various finishes – sandblasted, whitewashed

White & Black Minimalist Stylish Bird Wallpaper hero image

 

Bold Personality Driven Design

In contrast to the pared-back, country style, we are also seeing an increase in extremely bold interior designs. This is tied to an increasing demand over the last year for bespoke interiors that appeal to individual personalities. Colours are strong and bold, surfaces are the accent rather than individual pieces.

 

Style: Bold colours and all over patterns

Colours: Green – rich and dark, yellow – warm, honey tones

Feature: Bold wallpaper and surfaces that make a statement

Cream & Green Beautiful Abstract Flower Wallpaper hero image

Image: English Rose Wallpaper by Reeta Ek for FEATHR

 

 

The New Contemporary

A more glamorous and opulent contemporary style is emerging. Influenced by the Fashion world, the new contemporary has a masculine elegance and includes dark wood and artisanal leather accessories.

 

Style: Art deco, masculine elegance

Material: Gold & wood, leather

Feature: Artisanal leather pieces

Blue & White Beautiful Watercolour Abstract Wallpaper pattern image

 

Visceral experiences

Interiors become more immersive to reflect our ever-connected lives. Materials and products are multi-sensory and encourage people to get lost in the moment. Sculptural designs, tactile finishes and warm metals remain popular.

 

Material: Velvet

Colour: Warm metals – copper and brass

Key piece: Copper pendant lighting

 

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Image: NYE Velvet Fabric in Sorbet by Anna Alanko for FEATHR

 

Balance

Furniture and lighting that seems as if it is poised mid-movement, reflects the current uncertain and shifting political and economic climate. Innovative designs that challenge gravity and equilibrium are becoming increasingly popular and an interior trend that shows no signs of slowing.

 

Style: Futuristic glamour

Material: Marble, Brass

Feature: Designs that make you take a second look

Key piece: Suspension lighting

Cream Shabby Chic Stripe Wallpaper hero image

 

 

Discover our full range of designer wallpaper, luxury fabrics and artist-made cushions.

 

 

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