A key trend for interiors this season is a playful mix of textures, with an emphasis on a hand-crafted look. I’ve found myself drawn more an more to furniture with a natural feel like rattan or wicker, tactile pottery and ceramics along with a mix of textured textiles, whether it’s tassel, woven, knotted, macrame or tufted details. Some of these things have been popping up in my home over the last year, as I feel it makes a space a bit more homey. If you keep the colours muted then the focus is on the mix of textures and won’t make a room feel too busy. I love the pieces in my home to look handcrafted even if I can’t actually afford them to be but that’s not necessarily an issue when the high street are offering all sorts of lovely options to suit smaller budgets right now.
I think we’re generally a little ‘over’ things looking too stark and polished and instead want something that could easily have been picked up at a market on holiday (I’m not talking about those tacky tourist markets full of glittery souvenirs and body boards just to clarify). You may have noticed ‘artisanal’ has become a bit of a buzz word in the food and drink world and the same seems to be happening in interiors. I’ve picked out a selection of ways to pick up on this trend with a variety of price points and items ranging from the bonafide handmade to the ‘look-a-like’ versions.