With half of 2015 behind us, we have noticed some trends that we already can’t live without: Our love for the all-white style trend has magnified, we can’t get enough of that platform shoe action and we would be lost if not for our obsession with all things palm print. So what are we hooked on for the home front? From colour changes to accessory updates, you’ll want to incorporate every single one of these ideas into your space.
Comfy Couch: Pantone’s colour of the year may be Masala, but we’re seeing more and more deep blues and indigos gracing our favourite furniture. A dark blue couch will be a great focal point for any living room and will work in sophisticated spaces or casual, toned-down rooms.
Decadent Dishware: Who needs matching plates when you can serve guests dinner on handmade ceramic dishware in a gorgeous indigo hue? Michele Michaels’ artisanal dishes are full of texture and reflect the colours of the sea, making them the perfect pieces for outdoor dining.
Butterfly Chair: If you’re not a huge fan of big arm chairs, then try a leather butterfly chair. The chair’s design makes it the perfect stand-alone piece for any room, especially when you’re trying to save space.
Family Friendly: When your living room needs to double as a kid-friendly space, nothing works better than a leather couch. Not only is it comfortable and stylish, but it will get through any wear and tear and just looks better with age.
Leather Lounge Chair: Comfortable seating doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice style. Forget about the old Lazy Boy version of an armchair and consider upgrading to a leather one instead.
Floating Dresser: What we love most about the mid-century furniture trend is the classic and graphic lines used. When the trend is applied to a large dresser, the short legs give the illusion that it’s almost floating. And that mint paint job doesn’t hurt the look either.
Sputnik Chandelier: Nothing defines the mid-century trend more than the Sputnik. You can incorporate it with a print or a small sculpture, but for a big design impact, use it as an eye-catching chandelier.
Antique Bench: Trade in your traditional couch for an antique mid-century bench. We love the simple sophisticated lines and the unexpected surprise of using a bench indoors.
Starburst Clock: In addition to the Sputnik, the starburst is a must-have design to incorporate the mid-century trend. A colourful starburst clock like this one will be the bright spot in any room.
Home Office: Not all Moroccan rugs are created equal. While some may be full of texture and sequins, a more subdued, striped version is perfect for a refined space like a home office.
Children’s Playroom: When you’re decorating a playroom, the most important aspect to keep in mind is comfort. A woven Moroccan rug will last through a million wrestling matches and the occasional floor nap.
Reading Nook: A small space like an entryway or a reading nook is the perfect spot to use a Moroccan rug. It will give the area texture, visual interest and, if it’s colourful, a bright + fun surprise.
Glass Terrariums: Whether they are store brought, glass terrariums are an excellent way to bring the outdoors in without all the mess.
Cacti: Move over, succulents! The prickly, pretty Cactus is making a move in 2015. Gilded pots are not required but highly encouraged.
Entryway Decor: For 2015 we’ve been all about oversized artwork. An oversized print in the entryway is a great way to make a stylish first impression on your house guests.
Map Print: Replace the traditional mirror over your dresser with a large map print. It will look super chic.
Baby Painting: Your baby may be too young to know the difference between a Matisse or Monet, but a large vibrant abstract painting over their crib will jump start their appreciation for art while providing endless visual stimulation.
Pop of Green: Take a neutral living space to the next level with an oversized bright green painting. It’s a great way to have a statement wall without actually painting your wall.
Sheepskin Stools: Stools aren’t necessarily the most comfortable seating choice, but with a faux-sheepskin covering and aluminium chair legs, we’ll risk the back pain any day.
Cowhide: 2105 is all about using different textures in every room, so branch out from the typical finishes and reupholster a chair with a funky artificial cowhide print
Woven Wall Art: If paintings and art prints aren’t your cuppa tea, then woven wall art is another way to add individuality to your space. Wall hangings will add unexpected texture to your space and are a great way to tie in various colours into a room.
What interior trends have you been loving for 2015? Share them in the comments below!