Last week, we took a look at the best of what’s to come for 2016 (if you missed Part 1 of our trends round-up, catch up here!). Stay ahead of the curve and delve into the second half of our trends forecast below – as this is a sneak peek, lots of these products aren’t available online just yet, so file them away in a safe place and use them as jumping-off point to plan your schemes this spring.
Trend 5: Artisan
Hero brand: West Elm
Look out for: a pared-back, nature-inspired trend. Despite its Scandi palette, the prevalence of reclaimed textures, fresh ferns and roughed-up textures gives this look instant warmth, as seen at West Elm. Try the rustic diningware in the Belleza range at George, and the beautiful new Torhamn kitchen design from Ikea for more inspiration.
Trend 6: Global
Hero brand: Marks & Spencer
Look out for: a more pigmented take on last week’s Traveller trend. Mix and match Marks & Spencer‘s South-American-inspired ikat prints, with co-ordinating Chinoiserie florals and striking Indian motifs, all in a rich palette of purple, pink and terracotta, with hints mustard yellow and deep blue, too. Team with pale, stripped-back walls, exposed wood and cactus plants to complete the look. Discover similar designs at Made.com, Barker & Stonehouse and Furniture Village.
Trend 7: Block colour
Hero brand: George
Look out for: fearless hits of bright, zesty colour. Clash vibrant shades of tangerine, lime and azure with confidence – get it right every time by using an accessory with a modern pattern, such as these fab geometric towels from George, then pick out the key shades and add pieces in block colours to match. Go tentatively by placing these colours against a simple white backdrop, or be bold and go for a searing wash of colour! Check out the Ben de Lisi range at Debenhams or the retro-style collections at Next for more ideas.
Trend 8: Nostalgia
Hero brand: BHS
Look out for: spring florals with a vintage twist, in a faded palette of sunflower yellow, marigold, ochre and teal. Although full of typical seasonal blooms, this sepia-toned trend has a more retro feel than the usual spring/summer collections, as seen at BHS. Team with Ercol-style bedding, plenty of cosy layers and fresh flowers, for a Seventies-inspired look that will transcend the season.Read more →