5 Key Trends From Top Designers

5 Key Trends From Top Designers

When it comes to turning a house into a home the furniture and décor you choose is an essential balance that can make your living space a haven for relaxation.  To help guide you through this journey we have laid out below 5 key trends from the industries top designers that will ensure you are on the right track to creating a designer look.

Refined Glamour

A hot trend for 2020 is the glamour look achieved by using a mixture of materials but predominantly soft velvets for their luxurious feel.  Velvets have become a go to material for designer furniture and now this versatile textile is available in a variety of shades allowing you to opt for subdued or statement looks.  To complete the look, add in decorative details in dusty and pewter shades, this can be anything from the lighting to the ornaments you choose.  One of the market leaders at creating this trend are British sofa designers Alexander and James.  Famous for their laid-back luxe approach with rich vintage detailing on superbly classic shapes their sofas never disappoint and will give any room the wow factor.


Country Retreat

Picture warm winter evenings in front of the fire and we are confident the room setting you will imagine yourself to be in has a country design.  It is this link to cosy, relaxing spaces that has kept the country look popular year after year.   As with anything that has been around a while the trend has been delicately adapted as time has gone by allowing your room setting to incorporate a wide variety of materials and colours without having to settle for a simple injection of some tartan.  A favourite option of ours is combining a leather and fabric mix into your upholstery to create a comfortable and hard-wearing solution to getting the look.  One manufacturer who has perfected this is Tetrad upholstery with their exclusive Harris Tweed collection.  Using top hide leathers on the outer and hand sewn Harris Tweed fabric on the seat cushions they deliver a sofa which would be at home in any country retreat.  Another style tip for this trend would be to add in some industrial pieces of occasional furniture to give your room even more of a rustic feel.


Scandi Vibes

Simple and refined, the drive towards Scandinavian design has never been stronger with people embracing its effortless style to create beautiful interiors with a minimalistic appeal.  This 20th-century look also has a strong focus on functionality originating from the Nordic countries from where it was born, who have a passion for design. To create this style in your home you can take it right back to its origin and opt for Danish cabinet designers Skovby who have perfected the art of functional furniture which started back in 1933 in a small workshop but now is a multi-national supplier of cabinet furniture.  Style tip; resist the temptation to add lots of colour, with this trend less is more and a monochrome scheme can prove to be the most effective.

The Manor 

One trend that simply will never let you down is the classical look.  As stylish as it is timeless the years have been kind to this trend with modest adaptions to keep it relevant for todays homes while not compromising on the end result - a room setting fit for a king or queen.  We suggest starting with the upholstery as this takes the focal point of your room.  Our favourite picks have taken an elegant sofa design and upholstered it in a modern palette of colour.  You won’t be disappointed if you look up the home of British upholstery in Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire. Here you will find an array of manufacturers who have a long history in creating classic designs.  A style tip for this trend would be to combine your upholstery with some occasional furniture that uses naturally strong timbers like Burr Walnut or Mahogany.


Retro Revival

This trend brings back to life mid-century interiors and designs which can have as much of an impact today as they did in the 70’s.   Using eye catching shapes and colouring to create a clean cut, aesthetically pleasing appeal in a mixture of materials.  British cabinet makers Ercol are renowned for creating furniture with simplistic but affective designs and as 2020 marks their 100th anniversary year they have re-developed some of their best timeless designs.  Style tip, to lift this look why not try adding some scatter cushions with a pop of colour or bold shapes.


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