Rounded edges and circular forms were a strong trend at the recent 2018 Salon de Mobile (a trade show in Milan that often sets worldwide trends). These plump ovular shapes give a friendly, comfortable appearance to any setting. The cartoonish quality of these forms also creates a great contrast with more angular pieces.
Moving on from blushed hues, wine-inspired tones are the next big trend in the pink/red family. These colours all incorporate a dash of purple (the colour of the year) to add a touch of sophistication. Your inspiration can be anything from a peachy pink Rosé to a deep ruby Merlot.
Wire grid memo boards have become a popular trend for creative office spaces, perfect for clipping up notes and inspiration. The style is practical and aesthetically pleasing, also echoing the grid prints that are currently on trend in the fashion sphere.
Wall hangings such as traditional loom weaving, fibre art, macrame and tapestries have come back into style recently. One easy way to get this look is to find a small rug that has enough visual interest to hang on the wall as art. This can also help to bring colour and softness into a room that might otherwise be quite bare
What’s the secret to achieving a minimal look without appearing simply unfinished or clinical? Start with a well-lit space, stick to high-quality pieces in neutral tones and add natural materials such as wood, rattan and stone. Finish with some rich but uncluttered details – think a touch of gold on a picture frame or a textured woven basket.