Cuban Zen: Trend Edit!
Settling into a new year can go one of two ways: cosy snuggles with blanket over head (see how-to here) or a head first catapult into all things fresh and new. As obsessives of a stylish interior, we promise to never allow our décor to suffer the wrath of new year blues. So, in light of shaking off bad vibes, and embracing a clean start (from mindset to sofa set-up…), we’re hitting up our zingiest homeware trend to date: Cuban Zen. Here to ruffle your feathers with a bold aesthetic, this dreamy combo of tropical Cuban motifs with classically comfortable accessories, is here to prove that, in 2017, finding your ‘inner zen’ has never looked so stylish.
Time for the colour debrief, and it doesn’t get much punchier than this. A buzzing mix of acidic and pastel hues fuse together for a ferocious entry into spring time. Our core colour palette pulls Pantone’s Peach Blossom, and zesty Green Sheen to the forefront, sitting back against notorious accent shades Lemon Tonic and Poseidon Blue. Evoking balmy evenings and late night salsa dancing, picture the Cuban colour palette shook up and served over ice and lime.
Sugar-white beaches, vintage cars and seriously tasty sandwiches are synonymous with the Caribbean island. So, in homage to this richly-cultured country, we’re bringing a taste of the Old Havana back to the boudoir. Ready to reflect Cuba’s vivacity, with striking prints and intricate detailing, our accessory selection is just the zesty shake up your new year needs.
Cactus money box £5, toucan cushion £7
Cockatoo cushion £5, circle pom pom cushion £5
We’re officially on bird-watch this season, with bedding, cushions, vases and candles showcasing the coolest wildlife on the high street – toucans and cockatoos (a stylish surprise, right?) Our Cuban Zen characters are perched to perfection within this dazzling trend, sat beside our much loved motifs - cacti and pineapples - whose spikes remain firmly stuck to our homeware hearts. Faux plants and succulents bloom throughout our homeware this season, as we continue to bring the outdoors in, whatever the weather.
For a sofa-suitable statement (pink couch optional) we’re living for accent cushions. From fresh-look fringing, to pom-pom finishes, it’s time to recline in style. Pink and blue are our fave shades stealing the soft accessory spotlight this season. With these vibrant hues consuming the collection, combine one or two killer cushions with a bright-toned throw for a juicy look that excudes tropical chic. Salute that sunset warmth with lantern string lights, an homage to summertime strolls, and embellish your space with a scent as fresh as the aesthetic; with our striking scented candles arriving in bold new shades, your interior refresh awaits.
Toucan duvet cover £12 (double), lantern lights £6, pink cushion £5, teal jar candle £1.50, pink jar candle £1.50
The Cuban trend arrives with authority, ready to dominate your décor and spice up your spirits. As we look toward the summer months, staring longingly at new season sandals, now’s the time to prep your home for warmer climes. Get tropical, get vibrant and get to Primark, before this cockatoo-coated new season trend flies off the shelves.