As the bridge between fashion and interiors narrows, more and more of us want to spend our money on our homes. For those of us not naturally gifted with interiors know-how, we've spoken to the experts, from homeware specialist Matilda Goad to interior designer Lucy Barlow, to find out how to update your living space for summer 2019.
“Despite the trend for streamlining our wardrobes, the exact opposite appears to be happening in interiors right now,” says Lisa Mehydene of interiors destination edit58. “Maximalism is having a moment, with the key being the clever layering of pieces so the resulting space feels cohesive and cool, not cluttered and cold. Clever layering results in an interior that feels lived in, loved and homely.”
How to incorporate it at home:
“Begin with one starting point, be it a rug or a piece of furniture, and build the space from there. Often people find it easier to stick to a common ‘look’ or palette, but the reality of layering is that it’s the unexpected that provides the joy and adds interest. Certainly, to avoid the space looking like a mish-mash, there should be common elements and unifying aspects, but don’t be afraid to play around, have fun and throw in a different colour, pattern or texture. Layering for me is often about the mix. Vintage, high street and designer pieces can all be combined to create a layered interior that doesn’t look like you’ve purchased it all in one swoop.”