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New Trend Alert: The Romance Trend

Domenica Kiely
Written by Domenica Kiely

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The weather is undeniably cooling, and this brings with it the desire to spend more time relaxing indoors at home. The change of season sees a change in home décor trends as well, and autumn/winter 2018 brings with it one of the biggest new trends we’ve seen for a while: the ‘romance’ trend.

The romance trend is characterised by a rich, deep palette of colours. Think maroon, teal, pink and red, offset against a neutral background of grey, black and white. Velvet and faux fur textures work beautifully with a moody colourway, as do brass, copper and gold accents. In short, the romance trend is feminine, luxe, and inviting.

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Of course, no romantic gesture would be complete without flowers. The romance trend incorporates a range of beautiful florals in the form of bold art pieces, gorgeous bed linen, graphic wallpaper designs and more. You can go big or small with this trend – keep the rest of the room simple and hang an oversized feature floral artwork, or go dark and really layer your home in warm, moody colours with metallic, velvet or faux fur accents. You can keep it feminine and pretty, or even go punk or gothic – so many options.

Here is some romantic inspiration from our Reed Gift Fair exhibitors.

Habitat 101
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We love how the darker floral artwork is softened against the neutral background of blonde wood, white walls and the dusty pink window furnishings. (Image via Habitat 101)

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If you are looking for a very feminine colour combo, check out this sweet pairing of maroon and peach. Cushions on the left by Amalfi and the gorgeous bouquet of faux flowers on the right are from Rogue – both available via leading home and kitchenware distributor, Albi.

Cooper Black
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Create a dramatic gallery with these dark and moody botanical artworks by Cooper Black. They look fabulous against the grey wall.

About the author
Domenica Kiely
Domenica Kiely

My name is Domenica, but my tribe call me Dom. I’ve written for a number of successful and popular Australian blogs, and I have experience working in both education and the media. I have a slight (ahem) shopping addiction, but I prefer to think of it as an ethical contribution to the growth of the economy. I am fuelled by a love of art, photography, home interiors, trashy television and my family (not in that order).