Fall home decor trends 2013

16 August, 2013

At yesterday’s Formex fair we took a look at the Cubism Exhibition, created by The Swedish Fashion Council. Four of this season’s key international trends were presented with a Nordic interpretation. The trends presented were: maximalism, formalism, materialism and eclectisism. In short this means:

Eclecticism – This is all about mixes of styles – and there is no right or wrong. Pastels, bright colors, oriental patterns and marbling. Everything is possible.

Formalism – Cubism, Art Deco, Bauhaus and Picasso. It’s form over function. The feeling is elegant, exclusive, luxurious and chic.

Maximalism – Forget “less is more” and think grand, theatrical and extravagant. Some key-words are gold, velvet and emerald green.

Materialism – Focuses on materials and surfaces. Key-materials are: unpainted chipboard, marble, wood, denim, paper, knits, copper and brass.

formex-trendsOther trends worth noticing are animal motifs and animal prints, blue and white porcelain and bold patterned wallpaper. Chubby shapes and rag rugs also seems to be on its way this fall.

Another trend that Lotta Ahlvar, CEO of The Swedish Fashion Council, spoke about during her trend talk was about wallpapering the ceiling. A trend that we liked a little extra and hope to see in the future.