'Tis the season to be extravagant
Those of us partial to a little excess over the festive period will rejoice in the knowledge that extravagance is a key interior trend for the season.
As seen at Decorex International, the UK’s leading design show and the only one of its kind in the UK for the luxury interiors market, opulent details are seriously in vogue.
Regal colour palettes
From brooding emerald and violet hues to lashings of rich and vibrant red, bold tones with an air of grandeur are coming to the fore for interiors. Through wallpaper, furniture and lighting, the more majestic the shade the better.
Given the intensity of the palette, you can choose whether to go all out with a feature wall or use more sparingly as an accent colour.
Combine with glass or warm metallic accessories and your rooms will be instantly fit for royalty.
Blue is also emerging as one of 2020’s most sought-after colours. Thanks to its versatility and sophisticated edge, it’s one of the simplest shades to tailor to your taste, however quirky.
Creating shapes and ambiance with lighting is another way to add to the opulent atmosphere in your home. Fluid forms, sculptural silhouettes and conducting fibres are all prominent trends. We love creating impact in our Show Homes with soft orb shapes and theatrical metallics. Making a statement in a bedroom, these stacked cube bedside lights and prominent ceiling pendant hit all the right notes while in the dining room, two low-hung chandeliers create a dramatic impact for your festive dinner party.
Sumptuous soft furnishings
To complete your lavish interior, you’ll want to be generous with plush soft furnishings.
It’s the perfect time of year to create an extra cosy feel by introducing sumptuous fabrics, faux fur throws and deep-pile cushions.
Rich textured fabrics and soft velvets in deep, intense jewel hues are perfect. Don’t be afraid to pair materials you may not ordinarily put together – clashing textures and brave prints is a key element of the extravagance trend.