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4 of the latest home décor trends – and where to shop the collection

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Searching for the next interior design trend to bring the ‘wow’ factor to your home? Look no further than The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle…

When it comes to the latest home décor trends, the North East runs the gamut of inspirational hotspots to explore the furniture, patterns, colours and styles we’d need to bring them to life.

But while our first port of call for those all-important décor pieces tends to be furniture stores, interior design shops, antiques dealers and DIY warehouses, how many of us stop and consider our local art gallery?

Now, we say this knowing we have a great deal of privilege in doing so, because our ‘local art gallery’ isn’t just any cultural institution. Oh, no. The Biscuit Factory in Newcastle’s cultural quarter of the Ouseburn Valley is actually the UK’s largest independent commercial art, crafts and design gallery.

Or, in other words, a one-stop shop for all our home décor needs.

They’re also, rather handily, staffed by some proper experts in the aesthetics field – so, whether you have no idea where to start and need some interiors inspiration, or you’re simply looking for that final objet d’art to finish off your design masterpiece, you’re in safe and stylish hands here.

In fact, we caught up with one such expert recently – The Biscuit Factory’s Communications Manager, Kathryn Tye – to uncover what four of the most sought-after home décor trends are set to be for 2022 and beyond. And we weren’t disappointed.

It turns out Japandi, Sanctuary, Maximalism and Mid-Century Modern interiors are set to be in all the most à la modehomes this year – including yours.

So, without further ado, please allow us to present your latest instalment of interior design inspiration…

JAPANDI

Scandi-style interiors have long been admired. Their focus on clean, simple lines with minimalism and functionality at their core has meant few other décor trends have enjoyed the same popularity or staying power.

But it has only been in recent years that Scandi décor has joined forces with another heavyweight of the style world: Japan.

Yep, Japandi is the perfect amalgamation of the two – marrying Scandi’s minimalism with a Japanese focus on culture, nature and natural materials to create a warm, peaceful environment.

Key elements of Japandi: clean lines, natural materials, functional furniture and accessories, minimalist design, and a combination of contrasting colours (pearl grey, sky blue, natural wood in dark and light shades, black, pale pink and white).

MAXIMALISM

There’s a little clue in the title for this one, because Maximalism is centred around the belief that more actually is, well, more.

But that’s not necessarily to say more stuff. Rather, Maximalism is – according to House of Hackney designers Frieda Gormley and Jaavy M. Royle, anyway – about lots of colour and layers, vibrant prints and rich textures and, above all, surrounding yourself with the objets d’art and mementos that you love.

Key elements of Maximalism: layered patterning, highly saturated colours, art hung ‘salon style’, meaningful accessories, a combination of rich textures, consistent hard finishes like wood or marble to provide relief to the room’s boldness, and a real sense of playfulness.

SANCTUARY

We’ve already delved into how much our homes can determine our sense of happiness. So, naturally, it also makes sense that if you feel your mind is in need of a little rejuvenation, then your interiors should reflect that.

Enter Sanctuary style. Blending zen ideals and Nordic sensibilities to embrace everything light, open and clean in design, Sanctuary interiors are chosen with care to create an oasis of calm and a true escape from the worries, obligations and stress of the outside world.

Key elements of Sanctuary style: maximised natural light, horizontal lines, open shelving, a hint of dried foliage, light and neutral shades – such as white, cream, beige and light metallic shades – complemented by additional splashes of colour in organic tones, such as olive green and burnt orange.

MID-CENTURY MODERN

Mid-Century Modern may – as the name suggests – have its origins in America at the middle of the 20thcentury, but it’s an interiors trend which is enjoying a recent resurgence in popularity.

As German designers flocked to America following the end of the Second World War, they brought with them the Bauhaus school of design, which is at once both retro and futuristic; revolving around a mixture of manmade and natural materials and a fusion of the indoor with the outdoor.

Key elements of Mid-Century Modernism: a combination of manmade and natural materials, clean lines, muted tones, graphic shapes, integrating indoor and outdoor motifs, a playful use of retro, vibrant colours, use of mid-century styled furniture as accents.

For more information and to shop The Biscuit Factory’s entire interiors collection, visit their website or follow the gallery on Facebook and Instagram.

The Biscuit Factory, 16 Stoddart Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1AN.

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Beth is our Senior Digital Executive and can be credited with how everything at HLN ‘looks’ – from the website to our social media and twice-weekly emails. She’s also the super organised one in the team and keeps us all on-track. A born and bred scouser, Beth moved to Newcastle…

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