The High Street has been awash with the latest interiors trends for 2018 for a while now and this summer there’s a definite global influence.
This look has been about for the past few years, but has suddenly taken hold in a big way. Now we’re all rocking global fusion, which combines handwoven and eclectic accessories with detailed wooden bits and bobs.
It’s all about feeding your cultural soul and embracing the global traveller within.
The key features of this trend are handcrafted items that are highly tactile. Not only do they have to be aesthetically pleasing, they also have to be culturally sound.
Handwoven cushions, rugs and handmade homeware, glassware and vases are all in. Look out for rattan furniture and fretwork mirrors. There’s also an element of mismatched wooden furniture and textiles with fringing and tasseling.
Textiles also feature global designs such as moorish inspired patterns and highly decorative Indian prints.
The key to getting this trend right for the summer in your home, is mixing your textiles, furniture and accessories to create the desired global fusion you’re looking for.
Here are some of our best global buys for the summer:
Jamila tassel cushion
£28.95. 50 x 50cm
Inspired by the Berber villages scattered about the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, this decorative hand-loomed cushion will add comfortable and rustic stylish charm to your sitting room or bedroom.
Jamila textured cushion
Handmade with love and care. Due to the handmade nature of our creations, some items may have slight variations in shape, weight, size or colour. Each item is truly unique and no two will ever be identical.
Large geometric lantern
This glorious, large, wooden lantern mixes the modern trend for geometric pieces with a rustic approach. 52 x 52 x 79cm.
Rutna pom pom throw grey stripe on white
£68.95. 150 x 200cm
Final touches like throws and cushions turn your house into a home. This beautiful fine woollen throw is handloomed by artisans in India Made from 100% cotton.
Organic Fennel tableware
This beautifully laid-back range of table ware (from £9.95 for a mug) is subtle enough to blend into your home décor, yet special enough to make an impact. It embraces a natural look and colour combined with an artisanal, hand-smoothed finish. Each item is unique and no two will ever be identical – perfectly imperfect!
Etched drum bedside or sidetable
£169. 39 x 39 x 48cm. Also available in a lighter gold colour. Can be used the other way up as a pot cover for a large indoor plant such as a palm or fern.