Three Trends From the Trade Shows

It’s Home and Giftware Trade Show season in Sydney. Three fairs have been on over the past 5 days finishing today. I spent two days wandering the halls and suffering from overwhelm. There are just so many choices available on every level at every price point. Whilst I spend the time browsing for new products and catching up with suppliers, I also like drinking in the trends I can find. And this year there were three very distinct trends.

from Reed Gift Fairs Instagram Feed

from Reed Gift Fairs Instagram Feed

If you subscribe to my newsletter, you will already know that one of the emerging trends in Tribal. And that was evident at many stands during the show. Geometric patterns, earthy colours, black and white were all making their presence felt. From handbags to cushions, the tribal influence was everywhere. And if you don’t subscribe to my monthly newsletter, you can do so here.

Tribal Design right on trend

Tribal Design right on trend

And the colour copper was also out in force. We’ve been seeing this come through at the high end of the market over the last few years but after this trade show, I would say it’s main stream.

Copper Christmas Decorations

Copper Christmas Decorations

There were copper lights, copper jewellery, copper coloured planters, copper cutlery and even copper furniture. It certainly adds some sparkle and is a lovely warm metal for the ensuing cooler months.

Copper furniture, lights and trays

Copper furniture, lights and trays

And the third trend I noticed was Antlers. There was Christmas decor out for the retailers but Antlers weren’t just on the Christmas stuff.

Antler Coatrack

Antler Coatrack

Lamps, champagne buckets, bookends and of course deer heads with antlers in every conceivable shape, size and colour. Much nicer than taxidermy!

Antler Champagne Bucket

Antler Champagne Bucket

So there you have it, three trends you are going to see in all the retail outlets and magazines over the next few months. Would you add a touch of one or all these trends to your home? I’d be happy to help out! Perhaps you visited the fairs and found some other trends. Let me know in the comments below.

 

 

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