Fashion has long been known to influence interiors, so as the curtains close on London Fashion Week we’ve been considering the main trends. Here we offer our predictions as to which SS18 themes will translate into home décor in the coming months.
Pinks of all shades were seen all over LFW. Romantic and feminine or bright and bold, it seems pink is here for another year. The key? Go top to toe.
Front rows at Preen, Roksanda, Erdem, Gucci, Tom Ford and Armani were all in pink heaven. Models wore everything from androgynous two-piece suits, to ruffled pink silk dresses underpinned with pink palazzos. Matching, two-tone, multi-shade, metallic, as long as it’s all pink - it’s good to go.
This is good news for interiors enthusiasts as pink, particularly pastel and blush, has been prevalent in home décor for a while now. So if you were an early adopter, there’s no need to redecorate to keep things looking fresh.
When we think of one interior scheme that has top to toe pink nailed, it’s got to be the Instagram sensation that is Sketch – a great source for interiors inspiration.
If top to toe is a bit too sweet for your liking, pairing with a neutral such as grey or teal works really well in the home.
Another colour enjoying its turn in the spotlight is yellow. Again all shades – lots of pastel lemon but predominantly bright primrose and mustard were seen on the catwalk.
Rich, bold, blues - possibly signaling a sign of the times, closely followed the yellows. A few designers mentioned the turbulent times society is currently facing and the need to remain positive. It’s very possible then that Scandi boho and #styleitdark interiors could give way to bolder, brighter décor trends. Winter is coming after all – so why not brighten the days?
Tartan, gingham, plaid and check. There were nods to this trend at Gucci and Versace, but it was really confirmed on Wednesday when Burberry well and truly brought back THE check – all the way from the 90s.
What we like about this trend is that it’s very British. It suits period and country interiors so well and adds a real traditional charm.
Previously check and tartan has mainly been confined to hardwearing fabrics such as wool and tweed, but for SS18 we’ve seen it adorning sheerer fabrics too – which gives it a contemporary twist.
With interiors we have to think practically as well as aesthetically so we advise erring on the side of tradition with this one. But look out for designers breaking the mold with chiffons and silks.
Florals and fauna were seen at Moschino, Richard Quinn and Mother of Pearl. While the botanical trend has been around for a while in interiors, the ante is well and truly being upped with an emphasis on maximalist, bright and bold prints.
Fabrics and wallpaper are both brilliant ways to incorporate this trend into your home but don’t forget the real deal. Fleshy houseplants, cacti and succulents are easy to keep, help clean the air in your home and really make a botanical design scheme come to life.
Metallics of all kinds have been big news for the last few years in fashion and interiors alike, and happily there’s no abating.
First seen in New York and now in London, metallics of all shades – not just copper, gold and silver but red, blue, pink, green and everything else – are all in Vogue. Gareth Pugh, Halpern, Ashish and Topshop are but a few championing the trend.
The wonderful thing about incorporating metallics into home décor is, whatever the material, they’re great for reflecting light, adding texture and depth and helping spaces feel bigger and brighter.
Geometric patterns and stripes
We noticed plenty of stripes and geometric prints across the SS18 collections and while they haven’t had too much attention from fashion press, we predict both will continue to feature in our interiors.
Bridget Riley, eat your heart out. Not just black and white or the typical Breton stripe; psychedelic stripes and bright geometric patterns were seen in across House of Holland, Richard Malone, Shrimps, Mary Katrantzou and Marques'Almeida.
As seen on the catwalk, the key to doing this trend well is either go big and bold or keep it refined to accessories or smaller, structured areas.
In tandem with London Fashion Week is London Design Week and a great example of using stripes to emphasise structure could be seen in the Villa Walala installation behind Liverpool Street Station. This can work amazingly well in the home too.
While fashion trends last only a season, home décor has more longevity. It’s fun to update your home and keep it current, but décor should primarily reflect your personality and compliment the style of the property. A quick easy way to update your home is investing in new cushions in the latest prints or invest in some of this seasons statement wallpaper for a feature wall.
If you need guidance or a second opinion, we offer interior design and colour consultations. To book contact Ben at firstname.lastname@example.org.