With the end of each season, we turn our eyes to the runway to find out the latest trends: how will the master designers reinvent fabrics, textures, colours, concepts and shapes into something fresh? We then set about trying to incorporate these concepts into our own wardrobes, but it’s not all about the clothes. Interior design and haute couture influence one another, and we can take inspiration from the runway into our homes.
If you’re feeling like your living spaces are in need of a makeover this spring, here are 3 ways to incorporate trends off the catwalk into your home.
Designers like Chloé and Alberta Ferretti floated billowy hippy-chic dresses down the runway for their spring/summer 2015. They relied on a rich palate of hues: pinky nudes, rusty reds, cerulean blues and khaki greens. This is an easily adaptable trend to any interior environment: it’s all about the colours. Pick an accent piece that incorporates vibrant earthy colours – an array of patterned cushions, or perhaps an intricate rug (like this one from Anthropologie).
Intricate lace dresses, blush pink tones, puffy crinoline skirts: it’s the stuff of little girl dreams. This romantic, ballerina-esque aesthetic is making a comeback, as we saw in collections by Giorgio Armani and Valentino, and there’s many different ways you can subtly incorporate it into your home. Instead of focusing on the ‘feminine’ side of look and relying too heavily on lace and frills, focus on the use of light. This trend is all about lightness – glowy skin, feathery lace, creamy colours – so a few extra lights can make all the difference. A modest chandelier or a string of faery lights can enhance this ethereal quality.
The 1970s have come back in style: think wide-leg trousers, chunky wooden platforms and high-shine fabrics a la Saturday Night Fever. You might think it a challenge to incorporate this theme into your home without appearing tacky, dated or distasteful, but all it takes is one really key item to suggest the rest of the them. Off-set a modern room with a funky statement piece, something like this leather swivel chair, to tie the room together.