It has become common in recent years to see high-profile fashion designers turn their stylish eyes to furniture and home décor. For the fashion-conscious, the opportunity to incorporate their favourite designers into the rest of their interior design is a great way to enjoy a more aligned lifestyle. Indeed, it is no longer unusual to see collaborations between high-end fashion designer and homeware brands – with so called ‘designer décor’ commanding mind-boggling prices.
But, of course, it’s not just luxury manufacturers; there’s a growing trend for furnishing homes in the same sorts of designs and materials that you might wear out, with businesses offering everything from chairs made in custom fabrics to pop-art themed wardrobes, and much more.
Here we take a look at how the worlds of furniture and fashion have merged, and examine some of the amazing ways that homeowners are decorating their properties.
It is not hard to see exactly why this trend has gone mainstream. Fashion and interior design have always been closely linked – perhaps more than many of us notice. Just take a look at the popular lacework dresses of Victorian Britain; similar patterns would be seen adorning tablecloths and bedclothes.
And this comes right through to modern times too. Just think about how generational preference for ‘millennial pink’ has become a trend both on the catwalk and in the home. So perhaps it should be no surprise that fashion and furniture should be enjoying a much closer link.
It is not just stylish individuals who are noticing the potential for fashion and home décor to overlap. In fact, renowned designer brand Gucci recently launched Gucci Décor which is a collection of decorative pieces and furniture with the distinctive stylish of Gucci – allowing the designer to take pride of place in your living room as well as your wardrobe.
It would be no surprise to see other big brand names launch into this potentially lucrative market or even high-end fashion designers offering some sort of interior design service utilising their own products.
The rise of maximalism
So, what could be some of the factors that are influencing the popularity of fashion furniture? Well, the rise of maximalism can’t have escaped anyone’s notice. And even for those individuals who don’t subscribe to the extremes of contrasting and clashing décor, it certainly does indicate that there is a demand for bolder and brighter interior design options.
Floral patterns and Christian Lacroix-style creations can make a room feel more upbeat and happier. With furniture designers taking inspiration from fashionistas, properties can take on a very different aesthetic from the rather cool, reserved looks that have popular in homes from many years.
Of course, let’s not forget that part of what makes fashion so popular is that feels like a genuine part of how we are as people – a way to show off personality. When you can incorporate the same sort of ideas into the decoration of your home, it can really make you feel good about the space that you live in.
Just like in the world of fashion, interior design offers endless variety. And with furniture available at more affordable prices thanks to advances in production, it is not necessarily as expensive to completely re-furnish a property as it once was. This allows people to commit to stylish, fashionable looks in their property without worrying about what happens when the inevitable happens and that trend will pass.
Bespoke creations to suit your home
Ultimately, it is the opportunity to match your home and your wardrobe together in a way that still feels unique and personal that is so appealing to many individuals. It is possible to work with many businesses that offer fashion furniture that is completely bespoke and customised to the taste of the person.
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