Furniture News #412

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Trend talk

Looking for a steer on the upcoming (and outgoing) furniture and interiors trends? Furniture News has again collated insights from some of the best in the business, with trend advice (in action) from Dreams, Snug, Oak Furnitureland, ScS, Mattress Online and Wayfair, plus broader views from and Heimtextil’s Trend Council. Get set for 2024/25 …

perfect for highlighting architectural features or adding a pop of colour to a neutral backdrop. Furniture trends A nod to the past, vintage furniture is making a comeback. From mid-century modern to art deco, these pieces bring a sense of history and uniqueness to our homes. They’re not just visually pleasing, but often come with a story, adding depth to our interior landscapes. And, with urban living spaces shrinking, furniture that serves multiple purposes is increasingly in demand. Sofabeds, extendable tables and modular units offer flexibility and maximise space utility without compromising on style.

Deirdre Mc Gettrick

Co-founder and CEO, In 2024, interior design in the UK is witnessing a transformative era. As we embrace this new chapter, our homes become a canvas, reflecting not only our preferences, but also our commitment to sustainability and innovation.

Sustainable living Sustainability is more than a trend – it’s a necessity. In 2024, interiors are increasingly featuring eco-friendly materials. Bamboo, cork and reclaimed wood not only reduce environmental impact, but also add warmth and texture to spaces. These materials are versatile, durable, and, most importantly, kinder to the planet. Handcrafted and artisan pieces In a world of mass production, handcrafted

Dunelm’s Calvi Marl rug in Calvi Terracotta, an example of warm, soothing tones

Colour trends “These trends This year, the palette is gravitating towards warm, hues. Think terracotta, olive green, and underscore a move earthy muted blues, creating a serene and grounded These colours not only soothe the towards more mindful, ambience. senses but also complement a wide range of interior styles. adaptable, and Yet while neutral tones dominate, bold accents individualised living make a statement. Vibrant yellows, deep purples and rich reds are used sparingly to inject energy spaces and character into rooms. These accents are items stand out. Artisan-crafted decor, bespoke furniture and unique artworks are gaining popularity, allowing homeowners to express their individuality and support local artisans and craftspeople. Texture and materials Natural fibres like linen, wool and cotton are preferred for their comfort and sustainability. They add a tactile quality to interiors, with rugs, cushions, and upholstery featuring these materials for a cosy, lived-in feel. The trend of mixing materials – combining wood with metal, glass with stone, or textiles with ceramics – adds depth and interest to interiors. This approach celebrates contrasts and creates a dynamic, yet harmonious, look. The interior trends of 2024 reflect a blend of sustainability, personalisation, and the innovative use of technology and materials. These trends underscore a move towards more mindful, adaptable, and individualised living spaces. As we look forward, it’s clear that the future of interior design is not just about aesthetic appeal, but about creating environments that resonate with our values, meet our changing needs, and contribute positively to our wellbeing and the planet.

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