The Spring/Summer homeware collection from Argos features four trends: Purity, Artisan, Discovery and Summer House.
Alexei Cowan, head of trends at Argos, commented: “We want to provide our customers with homeware that are both stylish and trend-led but that can withstand the demands of daily family life.
“So when designing and searching for new products for the range, both the look and material of products were front of mind for us. We’ve made some stylish and affordable additions with detailed designs to bring to life the high quality of the range.”
Alex added: “My personal favourite trend is Purity, evolved from the incredible popular Scandinavian inspired trends last year.
“The trend references both Japanese and Scandinavian design principles - keeping it simple, subtle, calm and natural. The desire to eliminate clutter and introduce a considered, balanced energy to the home sets the tone.”
Organic materials and intricate detailing are all qualities captured within this trend. There are tactile finishes, natural textures, tones of blue and a highlight of coral-tinted red tones with a base of soft greys.
A new print has been designed in-house called Honesty: an inky blue floral design available across bedding, cushions, lighting and curtains.
Textiles are low key but intricate, such as the structured pleats on the Heart of House Origami cushion and micro-geometric prints on the Purity Collection 12-piece dinner set (pictured).
Partly transparent and clouded semi opaque glass, along with embossed ceramics, feature on the Heart of House Textured Storage Canisters which are key for this trend and complement the simple furniture forms and balanced textiles.
Argos said Artisan ‘embraces our desire to connect with nature by taking time out and living off-grid. An appreciation of nature, the outdoors and a simpler way of life embodies this trend, with a focus on honest material choices, functionality and considered decoration’.
A rich earthy fruit and vegetable colour palette is lightened for the Spring/Summer season via the introduction of flat chalky greens.
Highlights from the Artisan collection include a natural bracken and fern leaf print cushion from Heart of House along with a Heart of House Freddie the Fox cushion. These woodland references, paired with russet orange tones, aim to create a humble and homely feel.
Furniture items are rustic and characterful. Textured wood, recycled glass and handmade ceramics are paired with woven chunky knits ‘provoking a back to basics feeling with a sense of relaxed elegance’.
Discovery takes inspiration from cultures around the world. This collection embraces a blend of African and South American influences to capture ‘a sense of global tribalism’.
This trend mixes both formal and informal styles together, and the fusion of design influences and use of contrasting pattern combinations.
An eclectic colour palette runs throughout, with teal accents and earthy tones.
Furniture pieces feature dark, rich tones, pops of metallic and polished metals. Natural materials and handcrafted pieces work together with textiles that are native in style, featuring monochrome prints and tribal patterns.
The Summer House trend is serene, feminine, relaxed and informal.
The soft colour palette features a pale base of pure white, soft grey and muted pastels. This sits alongside accent floral prints and simple furniture, while upholstery uses refined material choices for a soft clean look.
Textiles are delicate and modern, with a key print for this trend being the ‘Emily.’ The Heart of House Emily Bedding set is 10% cotton sateen with a delicate edging.
Linens, cashmere, crochet and embroidery details, paired with hand-drawn spring garden floral prints, simple ticking stripes and illustrative calligraphy, embody this trend.
Argos Purity Collection 12-piece dinner set