Swap wood accents for metallics
The rattan revival might be sticking around for another summer, but wood won’t feel right here – the style reference is more 1870 than 1970. Instead, opt for a warm metallic - gold or brass - and add gilded accessories like mirrors, vases and even furniture. Yes, it all requires a little confidence, but keeping lines clean and deco-inspired will help to maintain some visual calm.
“Warm metallics pair wonderfully with moody hues like navy and aubergine.”
Swap succulents for lush house plants
Forget the fiddly succulents or cacti expertly styled on your living room shelf, as this take on the trend is all about one or two ‘investment’ plants – the bigger the better. Exotic options that really make a statement include palms, leafy ferns, cheese plants and anything with lush, waxy leaves that’ll lift darker hues with a shot of gorgeous greenery.