In late 2012 I wrote a post about 2013 trends that I thought would have great staying power. Several days ago I reread that post, and if I do say so myself I definitely hit the bullseye with my predictions.
These are still going strong:
- simple geometric patterning
- nature inspired motifs (birds, feathers, florals, plants, etc. )
- lighter woods in furniture and floors
- gold toned finishes
- open walls in kitchens
- backsplashes to the ceiling
- mixed colours in kitchen cabinets
- reclaimed/eco-friendly materials
In addition it seems that there are variations of these trends that will also have great staying power.
More geometric patterning
Not only will you see geometric patterning used on textiles and rugs, it has moved to furniture and lighting as frameworks, overlays and inlays.
Sculptural light fixtures
Yes, still going strong and branching out a little from the large scale, voluminous fixtures seen in 2014 to a whole new skeleton/wire look that will be big for 2015. This look is also strongly influenced by geometry.
The wire/ skeleton look also extends to furniture especially tables.
No longer is travel the instigator of interest in the products of other cultures. As the world becomes a smaller place because of technology, homeowners are exposed to a range of products and looks from different countries. Access to these is as easy as a keystroke. Rather than a themed look, think about integrating special pieces with what you already have.
Any of these pieces could be easily added to any decor unless you are averse to yellow!
The geometric trend is popular in wall and floor tiles as well as textiles. The new looks range from herringbone designs to elegant parquets in one or two hues.
Even rugs have taken on a tiled look.
Mixing up warm metals
Yes we know that silver finishes are being overtaken by the golden tones of mellowed brass, but the orange glow of copper isn't far behind. Mixing metals is a trend that will be a safe bet for years to come. Just think how long the silver tones have been popular, that will be the staying power of mixing things up for variety.
Marble is hot
One noticeable trend for this year is the the use of marble in everything from backsplashes and furniture to lamp bases and accessories. It isn't only white marbles either, think black, blue, golden and champagne.
In furniture and accessories designers are playing with interesting combinations of materials. Raw woods and lacquer, glass and concrete, metal and marble, wood and fur, resins and metal, glass and filagree metal, the list is long and the look is interesting.
Statement art /walls
Go big and bold in artwork, splurge on a hand painted mural or a whimsical wallpaper. Think about a wall of texture. Large and textured is definitely in.
Focus on hand made and recycled
Anything that shows the hand of a creator is a sure bet for home decor. It reads as unique, honours natural materials, and supports artists. Such products are usually sought out, well considered and support local economy. All good and very trendy right now- if such sensible choices can be trendy.
Think about woven objects, hanging sculptural forms, pottery and ceramics, fibre art.
If you are handy yourself consider the upcycling of objects. There are enough ideas on Pinterest to keep you going indefinitely.
And there you have it, what's trending for 2015 that will be a safe bet to invest in for the coming years. What are your thoughts on buying into trends?