Design trends come and go, and many styles are recycled through the years. 2016 is definitely one of those years. With sustainability and organic textures at the centre of what’s trending, it seems there is no end in sight for shabby chicness. And we love that the colours and styles taking centre stage are all on point with Oscar & French’s shabby chic dream world.
From French countryside gardens and tabletops, to rustic and romantic pillows and living rooms, there is something for everyone in the world of shabby chic, and something for everyone in this year’s roundup of design trends.
Check out what everyone is talking about and how you can incorporate your Oscar & French stonewashed linen into the mix.
- SLIP COVERS & CHAIRS
Believe it or not, our beloved covered chairs and sofas are still on trend (and they have been for centuries). We love seeing chair and stool covers being used in relaxed and casual interiors, and we love that the look is classic, comfortable and upscale if paired with the right features. (Interior Impressions).
- ROSE QUARTZ & SERENITY
The Pantone colours of the year for 2016 go perfectly with any shabby chic design. Serenity is a light shade of blue and rose quartz offsets the tone perfectly. All of our Oscar & French linen blends can be incorporated into this trend and with these colours, and they both invoke a calm sense of style. They’re sophisticated and classy, vibrant yet soft - watch out for our linen lampshades coming soon where we use Rose Quartz!
- HANDCRAFTED PRODUCTS.
This year is all about natural fibres and hand woven textiles. And our stonewashed linen definitely passes the test. Made from the flax plant, linen is a woven textile that’s one of the oldest known to the human race. And the design world is moving towards supporting local artisans (exciting for us!). You’ll start to see more and more handmade products integrated into interiors, again perfect for shabby chic themes.
- ORGANIC TEXTURES
From tableware and sofas, to accessories and other furnishings, natural textures and indefinite shapes are everywhere right now. Our ruffled linen cutlery holders are perfect for adding a touch or organic texture to your tables, and the linen adds just a hint of shabby chic to any dining room or kitchen.
Floral patterns are making a huge come back, and we love creating bespoke items for our customers with floral prints. This year design is taking life outside and adding items like our linen slipcovers to garden chairs, and inside the print is fun, colourful and romantic. You don’t have to go full out either; items like a floral linen table runner add the perfect accent.
Regardless of what room or area of your home you’re designing, look to what’s natural this year. Functionality and coziness combine to make the perfect home. And both embody what shabby chic means to us. What are some of your favourite trends this year? Subscribe today and let us know. We are always looking for new inspiration and we love hearing from our customers!