Any interior design enthusiast knows that just one piece of fabulous furniture can bring an entire space together. But, when it comes to buying furniture, you don’t want to pay too much attention to fickle fads. Rather, use current design trends to inspire and guide your personal preferences, and buy the kind of classic statement pieces that you'll love forever, and carry from home to home.

 

Have a look and see which of these trends tickle your tastes and tick your décor boxes, then apply online for an RCS Personal Loan. The paperless application process takes just minutes to complete, and you could be granted a cash loan of up to R250 000 within 24 hours.

 

 

POLISHED IN PINK

No, this is not Barbie pink we’re talking about. Known as pleasant pink, blush, or millennial pink, this grown-up shade is neither childish nor overtly feminine and works as a versatile neutral. It’s a timeless but very now colour, and a clever choice for both contemporary or classic home interiors. Pair blush upholstery with greys and naturals for a calming palette, or accessorise it with the new bold colours like navy, olive green, oxblood, gold, and citrine.

 

 

VAVAVOOM VELVET

This luxurious fabric is a popular and plush choice for chairs, sofas, ottomans, and headboards. Modern velvet upholstery can also be surprisingly low maintenance, thanks to machine-washable, fade-, stain- and abrasion-resistant characteristics. And, design-wise, it’s anything but stuffy. If you’re hesitant to commit to velvet, start out with a few accent cushions. But if you’re ready to go the whole hog, you can even double down on trends with furniture in blush pink velvet.

 

 

NATURALLY NURTURING

Merging luxury with sustainability is tipped to be a long-term trend. As our concern for the environment rises, so too will our desire to reflect that consciousness in our buying choices and our homes. Furniture made from reclaimed wood, natural fabrics, and recycled materials makes self-indulgence a lot more environmentally palatable, as do refurbished vintage finds and antiques. What’s more, the unique character of these types of furniture means they are natural statement pieces.

 

 

COCOON IN THE BEDROOM

The world seems to be getting ever more stressful and uncertain, so it’s no surprise that our bedrooms are becoming our sanctuaries. Beds that enhance this feeling of being nurtured and protected are a logical extension of our desire for comfort and safety. Padded headboards and footboards upholstered in fabrics that feel like a hug, or four poster beds with soft drapes you can pull closed to shut out the world, are classic styles that allow you to create your own little cocoon.

 

 

CUSTOM CREATIONS

Customised furniture is a trend that’s been developing and evolving for some time, and growing demand means more furniture makers are offering more options. These days, customisation can go beyond simply offering a choice of colours and patterns, to allowing you to provide your own fabric, and choose materials and finishes. A move towards handmade furniture is also burgeoning. Knowing who made your furniture, where it came from, and what process was involved, can create a real sense of connection with it.

 

FURNISH YOUR HOME WITH AN RCS PERSONAL LOAN

Feeling these furniture trends? Apply for an RCS Personal Loan, and you could get the cash you need to purchase your long-term lust-haves. With an RCS Personal Loan you can get from R2 000 up to R250 000 cash in your account within 24 hours, plus flexible repayment options. It’s a quick, paperless process, so go sign up!