Gabi Da Silva, accessories buyer at Coricraft, tells us about five top interior décor trends and how to get the look by simply adding accessories.

1. The soft touch

Velvet is a must this season, as it adds sophistication with its deep tones and rich textures,” says Da Silva.

2. Black is back

Black is the new black. It is bold, daring and stylish and having black accents throughout a room allows you to go ‘back to basics’, simultaneously adding contrast and making a statement.

3. Metallic shine

A mixture of metallics and playing up different textures, also helps to create visual interest.”

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4. Hygge

Another big trend is hygge (pronounced “HOO-gah”), a word for a Scandinavian way of life that celebrates cosiness, shared meals, interactions with loved ones and is centred around family and home.

“An easy way to create this ‘Hygge feeling’ in the home is by using knits, textures, furs, candles and chunky wooden items,” says Da Silva.

5. Green

As a beautiful contrast, Greenery is the colour of the year. It is fresh and lively and all that’s needed to bring this trend into your home is to display greenery in a beautiful vase and botanical prints on scatters.

“When it comes to accessories, a monochromatic colour scheme allows other elements in your space to ‘create the story’.” says Da Silva, “Things like the texture and choice of fabrics all become the narrator of the look you want to achieve.”

This means that having a variety of materials together is important and the key to making this work is to keep the tones similar.

“If you want to create a warm and inviting room, stick to warm tones by adding chunky wooden objects, along with accents of copper and gold coloured metals.”

Inspired by nature – particularly the elements of earth and fire – Coricraft’s new collection of accessories showcases these trends with velvet scatters, faux fur throws and a variety of mixed material décor items that will bring warmth, tactility and luxury into your home.

For more information, visit www.coricraft.co.za