Friday, 16 January 2015
If the fashion industry has ‘the little black dress’ as its eternal, never ageing piece, our little black dress equivalent has to be our traditional rug designs, which remain consistently popular in homes big and small, modern and traditional.
But interior design, just like the catwalk, does have its trends and so we have scoured the news to see what top interior designers are saying is going to be the next big thing for Spring/Summer 2015 in the home.
According to an article in The Wall Street Journal, ‘painterly rugs’ are going to be big. Well that’s quite handy as our exclusive Ella Claire range includes a ‘floor paintings’ collection which feature visually fluid bold patterns. They are hand knotted in India and made from 80% wool and 20% silk which means they look and feel fabulous. These rugs work particularly well in rectangular rooms and will break up your furniture into clearly defined zones.
Many interior designers say that the colour blue is going to be very popular. What shade of blue? Well think moody blue and dark blue. If you choose a blue rug shade, accessorise with white or even silver to create a sophisticated living room or bedroom.
Kelly Hoppen says that mixing your metals is now acceptable. She believes mixing warm metals, such as copper and rose gold, with cool ones like silver is bang on trend. So dressing a room using just bronze or silver looks too staged, now you can mix and match to your hearts content. As always, even in a modern, industrial themed space, a well selected rug will pull the look together. We think our contemporary shaggy rugs will do the job perfectly!
Finally, we Brits will also continue our passion for merging our outdoor and indoor living space when we can. Summer houses, log cabins and conservatories continue to be big business and in these spring and summer spaces themes that work well include rustic and natural so use wooden furniture with slate or stone accessories.
Or maybe you prefer a Mediterranean vibe – if so use colours that
are traditionally sunny such as orange and yellow.
Alternatively, you may prefer blurring the lines between the outside and the inside, in which case opt for accessories that reflect what’s happening in a well-tended garden, like this gorgeous floral rug from our Brink & Campman - Kaleidoscope range.
What do you think is hot for the coming year – we’d love to know.
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