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Interior design, like all commercial arts, can be very trend led. This season, the trends are all about colour, retro styles and clean, industrial designs. Keeping up with these trends can be hard, but often all you need to do is find a brand that reflects the aesthetic you want.
Parker Knoll sofas come in lovely creamy shades, so adding a few neon throw cushions will nail the ‘neon and neutral’ trend. This trend is huge both in interior design and in fashion, and it’s all about mixing neutral, almost boring colours, with a pop of day glow neon to make an attention stealing colour combination.
Mercedes Benz has launched a line of furniture with Italian furniture manufacturer Formitalia Luxury Group. The pieces are made of aluminium, glass and wood and are designed to be reminiscent of luxury car design. This makes it perfect for the ‘industrial interior’ design trend that focusses on the materials, colours and textures seen in industrial manufacturing. It is more masculine than other trends, but by focussing on comfortable furniture with a strong sense of design, you can make the room less hard.
The company launched in 1973, so it’s perfectly suited to the trend for ‘1970s’ furniture. Interiors from the 1970s were focussed on bold colours, like rust red and avocado green, and strong, geometric patterns. You can get this look with Stressless’ Windsor line, which comes in a shade of green that references the greens of the 1970s, whilst remaining up to date.
‘Monochrome’ is still a big trend, and Calligaris Furniture make several lines that fit perfectly into a monochrome design scheme. The Omnia and Odessey ranges are ideal for a black and white dining room, and the Cosmic line is perfect for a room decorated in shades of stone and grey. Add accents with contrasting colours to keep the room exciting.
Collins & Hayes
Furniture that hearkens back to ‘mid-century modern’ design is really hot right now. Collins & Hayes makes sofas and chairs with strong, clean lines, just like the furniture you’d find in a 1950s bachelor pad. To make it more feminine, you can add some cushions and throws in hot new colours, like a strong turquoise or hot pink.
With that, you should be able to find the best brands to help you capture whichever trends and styles you want for your home, even if those styles change from room to room.
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