Culture Fusion is a new trend for this year. In this trend, you can see a melting of tribal and traveler style, and that will set a new direction in colors and materials.
Which means a lot of leather, feathers, baskets, worn timbers, recycled home accessories, earthy colors and textures, all in that soft monochromatic setting. Industrial elements such as concrete and metal are part of this trend, which offers a contemporary and urban contrast to the more features.
Look out for fringing, tassels, tufting, feathers and raw edges on cushions, throws, rugs, and accessories. And macrame is going from strength to strength making an appearance in high street collections across the UK. It started out as humble plant hangers but it’s making its presence known in a bolder way as exquisite statement wall hangings.
This trend features mostly a monochrome color scheme but I’ve also seen it in other muted color palettes like dusky pinks and terracottas. It works equally well in both color schemes. When it comes to pattern there is a clear leaning towards tribal and exotic patterns.
The key to this trend is to showcase a carefully curated mix of artifacts against a simple white backdrop, while textures such as rattan and concrete should be layered to add interest. This cultural fusion uses whites in different shades, lighter, darker, clean, dusty, all mixed together. Patterns are inspired by India, Bali, Afghanistan, Laos and Thailand, Morocco, Spain and beyond, also all mixed together in a perfect match.
You need to look all that cosy texture and those natural materials are. Texture is going to be huge this season trust us!