Each year we head off to London Design Festival, ready to be wowed at the trends to unfold throughout the next year. Back in 2014 DesignJunction treated us to some intergalactic delights. Lots of innovative lighting, dark moody colours, unusual shapes and reflective metallics. It seems now, the trend is truly starting to take off.
An odd trend for the festive season, it seems that the big brands are embracing something a little bit more celestial this winter.
I’m sure by now (and if you haven’t, what planet have you been on?) you would of seen the highly anticipated John Lewis Christmas advert, #ManOnTheMoon…
Department store giant, Selfridges has even taken a journey to the stars with Destination Christmas where cleverly you can shop by star sign, a unique and personal way to present buy for friends and family.
We’re not surprised though – what with the upcoming release of Star Wars, the last instalment of distopian franchise The Hunger Games and even talk of Heston Blumenthal creating ‘space food’, it’s clear to see why sci-fi is beaming its way in to our everyday.
So how do we bring this in to the home, we hear you say?
Dark blues and shades of black are naturally a good start. This season, there’s also a trend for plush velvets and luxe materials – all of which transition very well in to the celestial theme. Rich fabrics create beautiful textures – look to introduce a statement patterned rug or even cushions and throws to adorn the sofa, these should be in tones of the planets aligned above us such as fiery oranges, watery blues and ice whites.
Moon and star motifs can be provided within wall art, table top accessories and even lighting, such as this area here where the pendant resembles a moon.
If you’re inspired by Selfridges then how about constellation designs. There’s some lovely prints from Lollipop Designs or, for something a little bit more special and personal, head to Betsy Benn who offer personalised constellation prints. Simply tell them special places or coordinates and they’ll map out a unique design for you.
Another trend which was prominent in 2015 was the Memphis trend and it’s another theme which transitions well in to the space age theme for 2016. Play with basic geometric shapes to create an exciting design statement on your walls. Bright colour ways will keep it contemporary and work well for all room sets.
It’s a trend not everyone will love but why not look at taking aspects from it, such as the dark walls, deep tones, copper touches or metallic accessories. Here’s a few finds from us to get the home looking out of this world.
We have no doubt that this trend is going to see its way through in to early 2016 and we’re excited to see what more we’ll see from it. We’d love to get your thoughts – do you like the celestial trend and if so, how would you bring it in to the home?
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Up, up and away…
David & Mark x