Today we are delighted to start sharing with you the new home decor trends, right out of Maison et Objet Paris 2018! If you were not able to attend the show, this is your chance to catch up and get a peek at what is hot right now in the interior design world!
It is true that the Maison & Objet Paris design fair probably represents what is most current within the European continent. But let us be honest: we all like to check out what is happening next door!
We will look today at the two main home decor trends we noticed, and we will show you lots of pictures. Hang tight because, in our next post, we will go over even more design trends we saw at Maison Objet 18!
Home Decor Trend #1 – Color
We have to say, the first design trend we discovered was simply and honestly: color! It seems that grey furnishings and neutral interiors are beginning to fade away. Say hello to rooms full of life and colors! We loved seeing accessories but also larger pieces such as sofas, showcasing blue, green, mustard and more lavish tones. Brands paired them up with coordinating or even contrasting tones to add drama, and we adored it!
The most popular shade we noticed was this new tone of blushy-rose-ish-brown. We do not kid, hehe, it truly is difficult to describe. This shade is intriguing because you cannot tell what it is at first glance. It is almost exactly the same time as the Sherwin Williams color of 2019: Cavern Clay SW7701. Is that a coincidence?! We doubt it!
In addition to the clay color, we saw over and over, multitudes of green shades and tints. Not only were booths filled with greenery that added to the green palette (more on that later on!), but many brands choose green as their main color for painted walls, wallpapers, and biggest furniture pieces. We adore green and were happy to see this color pushed again; it was already popular last year.
We also liked seeing more mustard-y tones in objects, poufs and even on larger furnishings. We feel like it was often paired with deep blues which made for a luxurious palette. The teal blue and dusty pink we had seen in previous markets and design fairs were not popular this time around. But oh, do we love the new colors at Maison Paris 2018!
Home Decor Trend #2 – Boho-Chic
The next home decor trend we want to share with you today is the cool boho-chic style that brands put forth. Accessories manufacturers and vendors showcased this “found object” style that suits European brands so well. It seemed as if objects and showrooms had a story to tell.
Many booths had collections of curated items and showcased them in tall bookcases. It was as if someone had been collecting pieces over the years, throughout his/her travels and displayed them in a tasteful manner.
To achieve the bohemian look in your home, select pieces that have textures and are made of natural materials. See the rug, pillows and pendant lights in the vignette below. These all have a strong structure that brings warmth and history to this sofa set up. We love how the brand, Kersten, mixed in metals to add interest. The smooth surfaces contrast with all the textiles’ textures.
Some design brands put forth their antique looking pieces, that go along with the bohemian style as well. See the mix of clay jars, wooden lanterns and contemporary darkened silver vases, in the first picture below. The second has the same feeling of a mix of materials and eras. You can see the natural fiber lanterns mixed in with some metallic jars that feel antique. These combos truly feel eclectic with a modern twist: that’s the new boho-chic style out there!
This concludes our post today with the first and main home decor trends we spotted at Maison et Objet in Paris. We are already working on part two… So stay tuned to discover what else we noticed at the international home decor show this year!
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