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Homewares Trends with Ruth Welsby for Haymes Paint

Mar 23, 2016

by ruthwelsby handmade and vintage goods

Image above via Whitewick Home.

Ruth is a freelance Melbourne-based creative director and stylist. Having trained in fine art at Chelsea College of Art and Design in London, Ruth began her styling career at House & Garden magazine before moving on to become the Style Editor of Kitchens Bedrooms & Bathroom magazine. A move to Melbourne saw her jump into the freelance world where she now styles, art directs and consults on a wide variety of editorial and advertising projects both in Australia and internationally. Her distinctive style is driven by her love of colour and form and passion for storytelling.

Etsy + Haymes Paint collaborated on the first volume of their 2016 Colour Library. You may have noticed in our previous blog post that the colour palette titled “Curate” was styled by Ruth for Haymes with Etsy products from sellers all over Australia.

We asked Ruth to tell us what trends she sees for the year in homewares. Read more for her expert stylist advice.

Style 1: Stripped Back Boho

Scandi style is on it’s way out and the next big interior trend is stripped back boho chic. Think Kinfolk with a 70’s twist! Plenty of neutral tones, with textured wall hangings, Persian rugs/vintage kilims and oodles of plants. Beautiful rustic ceramics, low slung furniture, timber accents and plant pots galore.

Scout Gathers

Wall Hanging – Scout Gathers


Antique Kilim – Collector’s Corner


Ceramic Bowl – Susan Simonini

Sub Trends: Wall hangings, plant pots, rustic ceramics, timber homewares, rope homewares


Hanging Planter – Le Collecte

Style 2: Jungalow Style

On the other end of the neutral boho trend is ‘jungalow’ style. Similar in ethos to the “Stripped back boho” trend but with a darker/colourful slant! Dark timber walls, colourful handmade kitchen tiles, textured cushions and rugs all thrown together to create a sumptuous style.

Sub Trends: Cacti prints, colourful ceramics, colourful textures/rugs, faux plants.

Style 3: 60’s Palm Springs

Palm Springs is a little bit modernist mixed with a touch of 60’s glam. Breeze block patterns, mid-century furniture with a dash of Johnathan Adler panache.

Linen continues to be hot in 2016! Linen bed sheets, napery, cushions, bed heads and even lampshades, it’s the go-to material to add a touch of elegance to any setting.

Continuing trends:

Concrete homewares are a major trend for 2016 from plant pots to plates there’s not much you can’t make out of concrete!

The marble trend has been around for a while but this year we’re seeing it change colour from the classic white/grey tones to the more unusual green/greys.

Floor cushions – low slung lounging is a fast growing interior trend from stylish bean bags to soft, plump floor cushions.

Brass – brass homewares have definitely taken over from copper and gold for 2016.

Floral patterns– big scale floral prints are on their way out and instead we’re seeing more intricate floral patterns come into play. Pattern on pattern is also another key trend for 2016 perhaps a reaction to the simplified nature of Scandi style.

And if you want more trends for 2016 look at; Patterned tiles (wall and floor)Colourful sofas (from pink to mustard!), Wall Flags and Daybeds.

To discover more unique items inspired by the Haymes colour palette, you can shop from our Editor’s Picks page here.

You can also browse our instagram feed #haymeslovesetsy to see more curate colour inspired posts by our maker community.


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