Trend Update: Monochrome Home
As we dive headlong into Christmas, the sea of bright red festive décor is less subtle than ever. At this point in December, homes everywhere are awash in the showy color. Although it's festive, we’re guessing the minimalists out there are struggling to keep it together. Rejoice, dear minimalists! We have the answer: monochrome (we can almost hear your sighs of relief).
Whether you want to dress up the house in time for visiting guests, or create a chic hideout from the family home – where Mom has gone a little OTT with the tinsel – nothing looks cleaner than chic black and white. Moving on from the mostly tribal inspiration of monochromatic trends of the past, this season signals a shift toward expressionism and abstract design.
Think about layering up bedding to add texture, if you think the linear look's too simple for your space. Solid black, white and grey textiles act as a bold break between busier prints, keeping things neat.
This interior direction spans all key areas, including candles and decorative accessories (like our lidded votives, and slogan storage box above). If plain and simple is your thing, keep your finishing touches brief with pillar candles and plain-dye scatter cushions.
Geo prints, polka dots, and straight-line scoring breathe pattern into this simple trend through accessories. These pieces are perfect when you want to keep it monotone, without doing the colorblock thing.
Call us Scrooge, but the gleaming gold and garish green festive décor M.O. isn’t for everyone. If your need for clean lines and sharp contrasts goes beyond your love of ornaments, we have some alternative hangings and decorations just for you. Our range of wall art features prints, Instagram-ready quotes, and frames begging to be filled with your fave photos (shot in black and white, no doubt).
If you’re a minimalist who loves Christmas (a rare breed), don’t panic! Seasonal shades will still sit easily against this look – that's the beauty of black and white, after all.
And if you want to bring this trend through to spring – or even summer – use acid brights like orange, green, and fuschia to accent your home. For interior design with staying power, monochrome is the way to go. But then, you knew that already, right?