So far in 2022, design trends have centred around reclaiming the spaces given over to working from home, an ongoing interest in bringing nature indoors, and a drive to purchase in a more sustainable manner. For autumn winter, homes become more confident and joyful, with strong retro references, and a comforting colour palette.
Wallpaper and window interior specialist for over 130 years, Sedar Global has launched an array of new autumn winter collections that triumph the seasons trends to coincide with Dubai Home Festival 2022. Curated by Nahel Selo Creative Director at Sedar, Selo comments “this season the central theme of wallpaper and fabric choices for the home include contrasting textures from rattan, velvet to boucle, unexpected candy and inspired tones. As well as nod and modern take on 70’s trends such as biophilic – connecting homes to their environment”
Collection lines range from Armani/Casa, Versace Home, Cristina Masi, Roberto Cavalli Home, Jannelli & Volpi, Missoni Home, Casa Blanca, Eijffinger and Somfy to existing house favourite collections including; Fujikawa and Marco Polo amongst others.
Eye catching candy colour tones are making a comeback inspired by sugar treats these trending hues include Barbie core pink and powdery bubble-gum brights. Bringing sugar spun pops of joy to homeowners through the autumnal months. If done well and styled effectively the look can provide a picture-perfect aesthetic. Selo comments “this season we have seen an increase in demand for candy hues, particularly amongst millennial and Gen Z shoppers both for blinds, curtains and pillows. Our top tip is to work this look is to balance the use of colour throughout a space letting the colours speak for themselves decluttering a room before overhauling the palette. If you have neutral toned interior splashes of up to four candy colours can be added through doors, curtains or small simplistic objects such as frames or side tables.”
Don’t be afraid to play with textures this Fall – layering your soft furnishings, furniture upholstery and accessories. Experimenting with rugs, throw pillows, blinds and curtains that incorporate a sea of inviting textures. Mixing fashionable fabrics including boucle, sheers, herringbone, wool, brasso velvet, linens and silks. Nahel Selo adds “even in a hotter climate textures are a key element for good interior design and to instal the right amount of comfort as well invoking a homely feel. Textured wallpapers have become increasingly popular especially for statement walls, we recently added hand embroidered silk designs to our collections, perfect for creating a focal point and subtly opulent finish.”
Wall panelling has emerged as the go-to DIY project in recent years and is a great way of achieving a premium feel on a budget. A trending affordable and easier to instal alternative in the world of interior design this year are luxe imitation panel wallpapers. Perfect for creating a sophisticated feature wall without the need for construction Sedar Global have added Birkley wallcoverings to their collections. Offering an array of premium wall panel style papers in shades of sage greens and violet blues, as well as off white and grey styles bringing chic simplicity to any space. Nahel Selo Creative Director at Sedar Global adds “a step ahead of 2021’s trend for trompe-l’oiel 3D effect papers this panel feature wallpaper technique can completely transform a space with minimal effort, creating interest similar to a great art piece”.
Friendly and inviting with a feminine edge, this shade of lilac is known for conjuring positive energy and putting people at ease in a room – perfect for lounge spaces, bathrooms, bedrooms or even a furniture overhaul. Nahel Selo adds “the new alternative to grey and stemming from this year’s Pantone colour of the year Veri Peri, pretty in color and quiet in tone, lavender creates the perfect backdrop without being too stark or too overbearing.”
The laidback styling, natural materials, and earthy tones of 70s interior design have found new life in 2022. This decor style is relaxed and fun, evocative of the optimism of the 70s era.
Nahel Selo comments “To work this look include an eclectic mix of textures and patterns, such as animal prints, furry shag pile rugs, velvet curtains or pillows and geometric shapes. For colour think earthy browns, terracotta reds and oranges” . We also see a biophilic element from 70s décor that appeals to today’s market returning to homes. Work this in through natural materials incorporating rattan or cork effect wallpapers, macrame accessories, teamed with a plant or two.
During Dubai Home Festival shoppers can enjoy 30% off roman blinds in Sedar Global stores till 15 October 2022 and head over to @SedarGlobal Instagram to win a home makeover worth 10,000AED.