4 Show-Stopping Pattern + Textile Trends to Try
Editors' note: Wondering what's new in the world of design? Trend forecaster and HGTV home's design director, Nancy Fire, travels the world to keep her finger on the pulse of what's hot – and she'll be sharing her favorite finds with you all year long! You've seen her kitchen and bath finds; now check out her top textile picks.
Each January I travel to Frankfurt, Germany to the attend the biggest international trade fair for the home and contract textile market called Heimtextil. Approximately 2,700 exhibitors from 68 countries present the latest in products and trends that are perfect for gathering fresh inspiration for the new season. Check out the top pattern and textile trends from the show. How will you bring these beauties into your home?
Sleek + Understated
Clean aesthetics and understated design is a new trend that allows us to switch off from our surroundings and enjoy personal time. The patterns are simple with a focus on 3-D texture.
The simplicity through non-color and texture is a calming way to introduce design into your home in a subtle yet sophisticated way. It's no wonder that both Sherwin-Williams and Benjamin Moore both picked shades of white for their Color of the Year!
With the digital world encroaching on our physical world, the borders of being online and off-line are becoming blurred — like a digital dream. This high-energy trend livens up our aesthetic with intensive brilliance and shine, kaleidoscopic patterns and a focus on activewear fashion.
This digital-inspired trend is all about saturated color and techno design in the home. We see this trend primarily as accent fabrics to liven up a space with color, pattern and texture.
Urban and natural landscapes meet and form a new sustainable world with a focus on more green spaces coupled with handcrafted products that are in harmony with nature.
The importance here is the homemade factor in all products showing a one-of-a-kind handcrafted sensibility through texture and fabric. Especially popular with millennials, this style is actually more of a lifestyle then a trend.
This new trend focuses on highly decorative elements which blend cultural references with the past and the future, showcasing rich colors with metallic elements.
Many of us still appreciate the beauty of luxurious fabrics and style even though we're seeing these fabrics mixed with a more casual lifestyle these days. Not every room needs to evoke an over-the-top design style, but by adding fashion details like metallic, sequins, paisley patterns, damasks and even feather detailing, we can achieve what I call "new luxury"!
Not Your Mother's Tapestry
Wall hangings are another vintage phenomenon that are making their way into the 21st century and thank goodness for that! They add just the right amount of DIY charm and retro style while more modern colors allow them to fit right in with almost any decor. Learn how to make your own here.
Tassels are everywhere! From jewelry to clothing and most definitely decor, tassels are an easy DIY accent that can be added to almost anything. Follow the delightfully-easy instructions here to learn how you can add tassels to just about anything in the home.
Fake It, Make It
Cross stitch is back, but this is not your mother’s cross stitch. In fact, this isn’t really cross stitch at all. Find out how you can recreate this gorgeous cross stitch-inspired painting in no time.
A major household staple in the ‘70s, macrame decor is ready for a redo – this time in modern hues and cute, DIY styles. Try your hand at this simple macrame planter by following the instructions here.
Canvas drop cloths and a touch of paint really come together in this charming DIY seat cushion project, proving that you don’t have to be an expert upholsterer to give your chairs a custom look.
So cute and surprisingly easy to create, these adorable sweater pillows are the perfect accessory to a little girl or boy’s bedroom. Follow these instructions to create your own custom pillows.
A classic wedding gift for a reason, monogrammed towels look sweet and sophisticated. But did you know all it takes is a washcloth and a simple zigzag stitch to make your own? Impress all your friends by following the tutorial here.
For this ultra-easy project, you may not even need a needle and thread at all. Simple cafe curtains get a vintage look with a little bit of paint. Find the tutorial here.
Lovely in Lace
Take a boring white tablecloth from drab to fab with some basic sewing skills and the pretty lace trim of your choosing. Great for holiday dinner parties or year-round dining, this lace-trimmed tablecloth adds just the right amount of personalization. Learn to make it here.
DIY Party Decor
The perfect colorful addition to a party or kids’ room, this cute pom-pom garland could not be easier to make. Follow the simple steps found here to add some fabric fun to your next event!