Over the last 12 months most of us have been spending more time in our homes and investing more in them. If you’re planning a revamp this spring, then you might be thinking about new furniture. The good news is that there are plenty of ideas out there – the design companies seem to have made the most of their time in lockdown to come up with some really fresh and vibrant ideas. Here are some of the trends you can expect to see.
Florals and nature
Bringing the outdoors in has been a key trend for a while now and it’s showing no signs of going away. Lots of designers are picking up on this with floral designs on rugs and soft furnishings and furniture has organic, rounded, sinuous lines. Think natural materials such as wood and metal, and flowing lines.
Vogue velvet armchair in poppy grey by BePure Home. This floral chair is a real eye-catcher, in velvet and metal. It’s also available in poppy mustard and plain colours as well, but we like this grey colourway which will add interest without being overwhelming. £289, available from Cuckooland.
Pinwheels embroidered bench by Bombay Duck. This super-bright little bench isn’t to everyone’s taste, but it will certainly cheer a room up! Featuring multi-coloured flowers in lime, emerald, two shades of hot pink, jade, turquoise, lilac, magenta and smoky blue-grey, all embroidered rather than printed, it’s a joyous pop of colour. It would work as a small bench or a footstool, and costs £225 from Bombay Duck.
Stone is another key trend that’s continuing to have its moment in the sun, and the choices are myriad. From rough hewn sandstone walls to smooth polished marble, you can use it however you like to create an effect that’s personal to you. Look out for more unusual pieces, such as table lamps, bowls or door handles.
Bonnie side table by Cult Furniture. This minimal Bonnie brushed brass side table with white marble top is also available with a contrasting black metal frame. The flowing lines and minimal design would work well in a contemporary setting, but it also has a nod to art deco/retro design so would suit a more eclectic, vintage decor. It costs £99 and is available from Cult Furniture.
Petra concrete and gold table lamp by Artisanti. Concrete is a versatile, modern material and its been used to great effect in this stylish grey and gold table lamp. The tall, concrete cylinder is divided by a wide golden band for contrast, and matched with a pale grey fabric drum shade. It costs £68 and is available from Artisanti.
Warm earth tones
Terracotta shades are firmly back in favour, perhaps as they help to create the cosy, soothing atmosphere we’re all looking for at the moment. Use lots of different textures such as clay, wool and linen and don’t be afraid to accessories with bold colours such as mustard yellow or blue.
Calvin armchair in terracotta velvet and linen by Atkin and Thyme. This little armchair really has it all. The mid-century style design makes it a hit for any decor and the velvet and linen upholstery make a contrast in texture that keeps the piece interesting. The sleek wooden arms have an elegant sweeping curve design while the contoured legs are both sturdy and stylish. It costs £429 and is available from Atkin and Thyme.
Main image shows the Calvin chair (c) 2021 Atkin and Thyme