Yes, we know it might sound a little premature, but forward-thinking Etsy sellers are already planning ahead for 2016!
To give you a head start – and this is useful for savvy shoppers, too – we asked Pip McCormac, Lifestyle Director of Red Magazine and award-winning author, to break down the BIG home decor trends for spring/summer 2016.
In the Pink
Pink is the new neutral. No, really. Not bubblegum pink, obviously, or princess, but soft grey-pink, the colour of calamine lotion, flamingo feathers, early signs of a sunset. On walls, sofa fabrics or textiles it becomes grown up, sophisticated, subtle. And the best way to pair it is with metallic. Not the flashy glint of copper but the soft glow of bronze, gleaming next to blush with an expensive-seeming shine.
Take inspiration from Granger and Co King’s Cross, with it’s ultra-luxe blend of both. Quietly high end, reassuringly calming to be around.
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A New Leaf
You can’t have failed to have succumbed to the succulent trend, little spiky plants popping up in corners, sprouting on mantles, spikily architectural. But the new vogue for softer shapes makes ferns the feeling of the moment, their long fronds waving dreamily out from terracotta pots. Hazy and gentle, they speak of afternoons spent lazily in sunlit glens.
Gardening not your thing? Then fern motifs works equally well. On plates, cushions, or prints they’re proof that green is the warmest colour.
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Working well with both Bronze and Blush and ferns, mint comes straight off the catwalk and into the home. Popping out as a chair against a white wall, or ceramic egg cup on a country table it feels fresh, inviting, a lot like the flavour of the same name.
Think of this as an accessory rather than whole-room palette – dot it in against paler colours and softer tones to provide a zesty hit.
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Wood from the Trees
Almost everything looks smart against a dark surface, and the sooty polish of rich brown wood helps the most inexpensive accessories glimmer. Dark wood furniture is cosy and intimate, creating a private member’s club vibe of total, utter refinement.
It feels more right for the season than blonde wood, with its airy lightness and Springy notes – this is a material to hunker down with, cover with quilting, and fire up Netflix for. It speaks of joyful hibernation.
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Repeat to Fade
Clashing prints are a riot of colour, but nothing beats the quiet pastel temperance of an ombre fade. Hanging on a curtain pole, going from white to green, or blooming on a vase from blue to grey, it’s like sorbet for the soul: soothing to be around.
Use ombre fabrics to cover sofas or cushions, or go for two-tone decorative pieces to dot on shelves and surfaces. An easy way to introduce colour, flair and style.
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What do you think of the big interiors trends for 2016? Have you started planning your collection yet? Did your take some inspiration from our interiors insights? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @EtsyUK!