From bedlinen to tablecloths and napkins stonewashed linen is a trend that isn’t set to go anywhere fast. The best thing about it in my humble opinion is that ironing said materials is completely unnecessary. Embrace that crumpled look! I particularly like lots of linen in the same tone to give a layered warmth to a bedroom or dining room. It can be pricey to have lots of linen – particularly with bedding – so do keep your eye out in the sales. A thrifty alternative to achieve a very similar look is to go with washed cotton instead.
There are so many examples of gorgeous decorative plates out there – from one-off original Luke Edward Hall pieces to unusual charity shop finds. Use them to serve canapes, eat your crumpet off, hang on a wall or place nonchalantly on a shelf. They can be a great, relative inexpensive way to update an area.
I am not sure this has ever gone out of fashion but it will continue to be a key trend for 2019 and beyond. From lots of greenery to eames armchairs the market is flooded with a plethora of options for you to choose from. Ikea is a great place to start for inspiration – as is (as ever) Pinterest.
Velvet is a trend that doesn’t look like it is going anywhere. Brightly coloured sofas in velvet can instantly transform a room and update the space – although the best ones do come at quite a steep price tag. We got ours from Swoon Editions and it was probably one of our most expensive things in the house. Totally worth it though! Headboards are also a good velvet option and The Rose in Deal is the perfect place to look at for inspiration. For a cheaper nod to the trend opt for a cushion – Matalan and H&M are my go to places for them.
The volume of line art available on the market has drastically increased over the last year and looks set to continue as a trend for a lot longer. I would always recommend buying art/prints that you love. Don’t worry too much about trends, value etc. When you really are drawn to something it can last you a lifetime. You can always update the frame to modernise it. Some of my favourite art at the moment includes Frances Glory Costelloe and James Wilson.