Amara’s own brand A by Amara launches two eagerly anticipated seasonal collections each year. Within each of these seasonal collections are two new interior trends which have shaped the new designs and one of the SS18 looks is the colourful Arcade trend, A by Amara’s most daring look to date. A carnival of colour, Arcade is inspired by summer fiestas and exotic travel, reminiscent of hazy summer evenings spent in your favourite sun spots. Perfect for those looking for colourful interior design ideas for the new season, The LuxPad takes a look how the Arcade trend can complement different areas of the home…
Amara's Creative Director Sam Hood & Senior Buyer Kate Wales Discuss the Arcade Trend...
Add a Little Fiesta to Your Siesta
The Arcade trend excels in the bedroom space thanks to a host of eye-catching patterns ideal for the new season. The star of the show is the Fiesta bed linen range which blends the blue, orange and pinks of the trend in a striking harlequin print. Fabulous for bringing festival style to the bedroom, it can be paired with even more colourful cushions in block hues or even opt for a chic pattern clash to really bring the look to life.
The Hartwell bed linen range offers deeper multicolours with an even more daring design than Fiesta, a chic leopard print, to add a dash of opulence to the setting, whilst La Croisette is a subtler block teal but still exhibits a stylish geometric overlay. Black is also utilised throughout the Arcade trend as a stark contrast to the colourful designs. Whether through a cushion, throw or bedside accessory, a hint of black will instantly transform the look from whimsical to artfully sophisticated.
Festival Finishing Touches
Perfect for those looking for colourful interior design ideas, the Arcade trend is a fabulously simple way to add a colour pop to any room. With a multitude of colourful cushions, Arcade can be incorporated with ease to a bedroom or living room. Each with a distinctive global vibe, the cushions blend tribal patterns, geometrics and tassels to create a relaxed yet vibrant hacienda feel. Richly hued pots and vases can be filled with equally lively blooms to update the room for the new season, whilst Arcade trinket boxes and trays are instant updates for coffee tables, mantelpieces or dressing tables. The final finishing touch for any colourful interior design look is statement barware to hold your own fiestas at home. The Rainbow barware range sits effortlessly alongside the rest of the Arcade trend and its shining mirror finish even incorporates a subtle disco vibe for when the sun goes down.
Take the Carnival Outdoors
As we move into the new season, our thoughts turn to the garden when we can spend long summer afternoons in the sun. The Arcade trend is perfect for carrying through to your home’s outdoor space where you can create your own holiday oasis. Arcade cushions are a refreshing update for outdoor seating, with the throws an extra layer to grab if the temperature drops when the sun goes down. Trays are essential to have to hand when hosting outdoor dinner parties too, as they can transport drinks and nibbles with ease, becoming a focal point once they have been set down too.
What the experts say:
Geraldine Tan of award winning interiors and lifestyle blog, Little Big Bell, has been named as Arcade’s official ambassador. Here’s what she thinks of the new trend…
“After the festive period, there is often a slump in mood, as we battle the cold grey days of winter, whilst longing for spring. 2018 has been predicted to be a year of bold patterns and vibrant hues. I’m so excited to have discovered Arcade, the A by Amara SS18 homewares Collection. It’s the perfect antidote to any lingering winter blues, guaranteed to bring that much required dose of sunshine and colourful happiness into our homes.”
The A by Amara SS18 collection now available to shop at Amara, so make sure to add some colour to your interior this season.