There is no better way to extend summer and start the new season than to introduce new colours and original touches into the house with the new deco trends. And it comes with perfect timing, as the September Maison & Objet, the largest event dedicated to lifestyle professionals, has come up with some new ideas. The spotlight is on warm colours, natural materials, inspiring patterns and furniture as well as objects with rounded and generous shapes. Let’s take a brief glance…
A colour symphony
A soft palette
In order to counterbalance the gloom and the anxiety-provoking economic situation, we adopt nice and warm colours that give a boost to our moods. Inspired by nature, earth tones, sand and autumn foliage are presented in unusual combinations. Green has turned into a real classic, whether sage or khaki, and it is a basic colour. This is why most designers has the habit to take it for granted.
With a more pop and quirky mood, we are witnessing the re-emergence of primary colours and downright flashy shades. With a hint of nostalgia for the 70s and 80s, these tones manage to create atmospheres that are both vibrant and surprising.
A festival of beautiful and virtuous materials
Once again, nature is given the place of honour as the new seasonal trend. More present than ever, wood, wicker, cane and straw marquetry naturally re-design the furniture and lighting of both today and tomorrow.
Designers are also giving attention to mineral materials by creating pedestal tables, storage units and lamps. Obviously, they are skilfully combine marble, granite and travertine.
Moreover, environmental concerns have led to the production of original furniture and objects made from unusual natural materials. Some examples can be seaweed or shells, or recycled waste, which have the same appearance and features as textiles. But even concrete, marble or terrazzo. Ceramics also play an important role in the design of tables and consoles, or simply provide a decorative touch in the form of vases or lamp bases made by craftsmen.
The pattern waltz
The must-have of this season are stripes and grids, which can be seen in all shades. For instance, on textiles for sure, but also in ceramics on tables and occasional furniture. Their distinct graphics add a lot of character to the decor. However, even Indian block prints are omnipresent, mixing flowers, leaves and all sorts of patterns that can be combined joyfully.
Harmony of shapes
The Bold trends are more than ever in evidence. This year is no exception: rounded sofas, tables with sinuous lines, vases and mirrors with undulating edges and all kinds of accessories with well-defined curves.
The deco trends are comfortable and reassuring. They embrace our aspirations, the desire for a peaceful world and that well-being to which all society aspires.