Decorex International is a staple of the London Design Festival that’s not to be missed. With over 400 exhibitors in attendance within the grounds of Syon Park, this high-end interiors exhibition presents established brands, designers and suppliers alongside up-and-coming makers launching their latest collections. We headed to West London to discover which trends will impact the interiors industry over the coming year...
Warm metallics continue to dominate in the interiors world and the finish of choice at the moment seems to be of the brushed and buffed variety. We spied light fixtures, taps, handles and basins all with a tactile satin brass finish that can be used in both modern and classic settings. The subtle hint of gold pairs particularly well with dark woods and warm tones.
Under The Sea
There was something fishy going on in the marquees of Syon Park, as many designers took a dive into the ocean for inspiration. Scalloped edges and fish scales adorned everything from cabinets to tiles, whilst whimsical sea creatures popped up on lamp bases, wallpapers, fabrics and accessories.
This year, Decorex proved that blue is still very much the go-to hue when it comes to wall coverings, fabrics and soft furnishings. This versatile and universally appealing colour was displayed in all manner of shades, from bold and bright to soft and muted, however the deeper cerulean tones were the most popular and striking, especially when coupled with gold fixtures.
There were plenty of tales of the handmade at this year’s exhibition, with artisans showcasing their weaving and plaiting skills. These woven pieces are a nod to the nomadic trend, celebrating handcrafted style and global eclecticism. These design intricacies can bring warmth and interest to neutral backdrops.
All In A Cluster
Decorex’s lighting game is always strong and this year was no exception. In amongst the mid-century modern chandeliers and statement wall sconces were an abundance of cluster lights cascading from above. Whether you opt for coloured glass orbs or brushed metallic pendants, this dramatic lighting feature proves there’s strength in numbers.
Pale And Interesting
The Scandi-inspired look is here to stay, lending a softer edge to dark winter months. This minimalist aesthetic embraces clean lines and functionality with pale timbers such as ash and light oak. This latest wave of light, bright furniture and flooring not only creates a calming effect, it can also be effortlessly partnered with a whole spectrum of colours, from soft pastels to dark industrial tones.