5 trends to try in your home this season

Published on 26 July 2016

we round-up five new directions for revamping your home this winter.

With the colder weather coming through, the temptation to hibernate is stronger than ever. To make your home as cosy and inviting as possible, it’s time to give your space a warm makeover. Here are the top home trends you need to try this season.

rose quartz

Pantone’s two colours for 2016 are soft, offbeat pastels guaranteed to turn heads. First up, Rose Quartz is an inviting dusky pink; it looks warm and embracing featured in accessories, from cushions to bedding, throws and rugs, or as an accent feature wall. Don’t deck your home from head to toe in this unusual shade, though, as it’s one that might date when used in big doses. Minimal splashes are the way to go. Team it with sophisticated marble textures, or materials with natural striations, to play on the contrast between hard and soft. It also goes well with black or white to stop the pastel pink looking too sugary, or tougher tones like silver grey, mint, fig or blue. Representing composure and compassion, it’s a feel-good home boost.

serenity

For the first time, Pantone has released a second parallel shade as its Colour of the Year, a cool, subtle blue named Serenity. Again, it’s a great accent colour for accessories to give your interior a calming Scandi look, or use it to paint a bedroom or feature living room wall for a relaxing, mindful retreat. It will look beautiful backdropped by wood, white or black, or for a quirky cool-warm combination pair it with Rose Quartz details. The ‘Rebecca Judd Loves’ collection for Adairs, designed by the Australian fashion and lifestyle blogger, model and TV presenter, ticks both colour boxes; see her so-now ‘Nimbus’ bedding (see main image), which work in Rose Quartz and Serenity shades.

graphic planters & metallic baskets

As winter draws in bring the outdoors inside, with the help of graphic planters. Gone are the days of boring brown plant pots; now it's all about raw concrete teamed with geo-print striped and triangular decorations in contrasting white or grey with zingy copper. Bed Bath N’ Table’s ‘Graphic Tall Planters’ by Morgan & Finch combines both the graphic and metallic trend, and are perfect for displaying small succulents, cacti, flowers or herbs in your kitchen or living room. If you’re not a plant person, pick up a couple of copper ‘Framework Fruit Baskets’ from Bed Bath N’ Table, which sports on-trend graphic frames and metallics in one.

soft geometrics

The geometric trend in interiors is still huge this season, but the look is mellowing over time. First seen in furniture and lighting, it’s now adding inspiration to soft furnishings. Layer subtle geometric patterns on bed linen for a timeless modern look. For gorgeous geo-print bedding, check out the textured cotton print ‘Bennett’ quilt cover and pillowcases by Morgan & Finch for Bed Bath N’ Table, which teams triangular shapes and lines in a low-key mix of green, copper and charcoal against a grey and white backdrop. Want something softer? Try Rebecca Judd Loves Home Republic Cumulus reversible set from Adairs.

marble magic

Marble is still a hot trend for interiors, but if you can’t afford the real thing aim for marble effects on tableware, bedding and accessories. Myer’s homes range captures the swirling, darkly sensual appeal of monochrome marble: see the Ted Baker ‘Marble Range’ of bedding in swirly greys, blue and nudes, with marble-inspired cushions to match. Dine out on the look too, with Myer’s 12-piece ‘Marble’ serveware collection by Salt & Pepper, including porcelain dinner plates, side plates and bowls with subtle marble textures and accents of rose gold and frosted glass. Marble steps up your entertaining game too, with luxe platters and serving boards aplenty at Kmart.