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Revolving home decor trends

Brass inspired accessories by H&M in Poppy Delevingne's home.
Brass inspired accessories by H&M in Poppy Delevingne's home. - Courtesy of H&M

80s everything

Who didn’t love the 80s? It seems those who don’t remember the 80s love it most of all — especially in home decor . Pastel paint choices, tie dyed and denim inspired fabrics, sculptural wall art, neon furniture , geometric shapes in tiling and wall coverings and see-through acrylic furniture, have all trended pretty hard the last few years. Now we’re adding brass (lookalike) accessories.


'80s inspired interior in Poppy Delevingne’s home, by H&M. COURTESY OF H&M
'80s inspired interior in Poppy Delevingne’s home, by H&M. COURTESY OF H&M

 


Deco

Art-deco inspired decor has endured through the ages, and adds an element of glamour and theatrics to any space. We’re currently seeing it back in globe lighting, velvet everything (classic dusty pink included) and curved sofas, and in the desire for darker interiors, which we’re seeing this fall (think dark blues, greens, blacks and gold).

Earthy earthenware

The earthy ceramics of the 70s are back, in a slightly less chunky way. Still celebrating the clay they’re made from, they’re less large clump of mud with a handle, which we used to call cups, and more hip rustic.


 Crystal dishes by Essarai Ceramics on Etsy.
Crystal dishes by Essarai Ceramics on Etsy.

 


Crystals

Did crystals ever really go away? Not really. But in most self-conscious homes they were somewhat hidden from sight. Now they’re back, and being embraced with abandon .

Terrazzo

Hugely popular in home decor in the 70s, terrazzo (chips of marble or granite set in polished concrete) can be found in everything from wall coverings to kitchen counter tops to soap dispensers. Terrazzo adds fun, colour, and a youthful energy to neutral spaces, and is just another loud voice in eclectic interiors .

Turquoise and teal

These blue green shades, so popular in the 60s and 70s, are now everywhere in home decor. We’re seeing them in items that actually incorporate turquoise stone to products and wall coverings that reflect these colours. According to Etsy trend expert Dana Isom Johnson the new one to watch is larimar.


 Terrazzo inspired home accessories by Color Cookie on Etsy.
Terrazzo inspired home accessories by Color Cookie on Etsy.

 


Silk

High maintenance and hard to beat (that classic combination) the popularity of silk in home decor has risen and fallen through the ages, and now it’s back stronger than ever. For the truly committed we’re seeing it used for wall coverings, drapery and even furniture (eek! not advised for households with kids or pets). Silk blends in throws and cushions are much more manageable.

Bold wallpaper prints

Flying in the face of neutral home decor and yet totally complementing paired back Scandinavian style, large prints in wall coverings — in everything from florals (popular in the 80s) to palm leaves and full forested scenes — are being used with abandon in home decor.

Celestial

Space had it’s big moment in home decor in the 80s and 90s — and even over the past 10 years. A fascination with everything NASA, planets and constellations has continued. This fall, we’re still looking up, but focusing more on moons and stars in a big way in home decor, says Etsy’s Isom Johnson.

Leather is back…

But it’s vegan. There’s a real dilemma happening in home decor at the moment in that people love the look and feel of leather in their homes, (i.e. cowhide rugs, or suede cushion covers) but using it has gone out of fashion . As a result, we’re seeing more and more leather and fur imitations.

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