Trend : Global Nomad

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MAISONS DU MONDE - Palmista Collection 2017 is perfect for creating the global nomad interiors trend

Palmista Collection from Maisons du Monde

I have found my new favourite trend and I have to say I’m a little bit in love. Just look at all that cosy texture and those natural materials. Texture is going to be huge this season, just watch! We’re going to see lots of playful tactile textiles with a global influence.

Look out for fringing, tassels, tufting, feathers and raw edges on cushions, throws, rugs and accessories. And macrame is going from strength to strength making an appearance in high street collections across the UK. It started out as humble plant hangers but it’s making it’s presence known in a bolder way as exquisite statement wall hangings.

The Global Nomad trend features mostly a monochrome colour scheme but I’ve also seen it in other muted colour palettes like dusky pinks and terrocottas. It works equally well in both colour schemes. When it comes to pattern there is a clear leaning towards tribal and exotic patterns. I’m getting some serious wanderlust here!

Texture will also take centre stage when it comes to furniture which has a real handmade feel to it. Natural materials like rattan, wicker, jute and bamboo are no longer relegated to the conservatory, bring them into the living room this season.

I’ve called this trend ‘Global Nomad’ but I’ve also heard it referred to as ‘Bohemian Traveller’ or ‘Artisan Textures’. Whatever we decide to call it, this is going to be a huge trend this year. I’m desperate to invest in some of those gorgeous cushions for my living room and maybe a lovely pendant light shade as well. This trend will work seriously well with the scheme I already have going on and for me this is a trend that won’t fall out of favour within a season. For me this has serious longevity.

Global Nomad Trend in Interior Design


*Products marked with an asterisk are affiliate links*

1. Ella James original black woven rattan pendant lamp from NOTHS
2. Bloomingville large Jute Circles rug from Trouva
3. Macrame wall hanging from Yonder Living
4.  Black & White Dakara Seagrass Basket from OH What’s This
5. Faux Wall Mounted Skull from Audenza
6. *Padang jute pouffe from Maisons du Monde*
7. Madam Stolz white bohemian cushion from Trouva
8. Malawi bamboo and black rattan arm chair from Maisons du Monde (no longer available)
9. *Mounia ecru/black cotton and wool Berber rug from Maisons du Monde*
10. Wool basket with tassels from Zara Home
11. *Deca Rattan and Linen Lantern from Wayfair*

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  1. April 15, 2018 / 7:15 pm

    Really like a simple style like this. I enjoy seeing more and more poofs being styled in the living room area.

  2. April 15, 2018 / 8:52 am

    Yes, I completely agree with you. I also love this trend and I think this one is here to stay for a bit longer. Unfortunately I can never stay faithful to one style so my house has a mixture of all thrown in there. 😂😂

  3. April 13, 2018 / 4:03 pm

    This trend is so up my street!! I NEED that belly basket!

    • April 14, 2018 / 11:49 am

      So many nice products here especially that basket!

  4. April 13, 2018 / 10:49 am

    Absolutely love this trend – perfect for the rustic-loving traveller!

    • April 14, 2018 / 11:49 am

      Definitely. Although even people who don’t travel could get on board with this I suspect!

  5. April 12, 2018 / 9:23 am

    One picture, a thousand words, including: comfortable, comforting, cosy, stylish, relaxed, trendy, light, and I could go on. This room (well the high ceilings and bay windows help, let’s not deny it!) feels modern yet the trend has been around for hmmm… centuries? haha! Maisons du Monde are a great brand.

    • April 14, 2018 / 11:51 am

      I love Maisons du Monde. I always see so many great things on that site that I want. And now they are opening actual stores up North. How exciting!

  6. April 11, 2018 / 12:49 pm

    It’s a really interesting trend – I love the mix of interesting patterns and textures, and muted colours. A great selection of products here too!

    • April 14, 2018 / 11:52 am

      Thanks Abi. It’s so easy to recreate this look as there are so many great products on the market at the moment.

  7. April 11, 2018 / 11:16 am

    We love a fringe, a tassel and a whole lot of raw texture! And wow…those faux wall mounted skulls are pretty amazing too!

    • April 14, 2018 / 11:55 am

      I’d love one of those faux skulls but my husband says they will be too scary for the kids lol.

  8. April 11, 2018 / 11:04 am

    Wow the room looks absolutely gorgeous!! Personally I love more colour in my own home, but I can definitely see this in my friend’s house who would love this.. I absolutely love the Faux Wall Mounted Skulls from Audenza!!

    • April 14, 2018 / 11:56 am

      You can introduce more colour with this trend. There are also lots of products in terracotta, dark green or mustard that work equally well. I was just drawn to the monochrome version myself.

  9. April 11, 2018 / 10:41 am

    This is my favourite trend too! I love everything about it.. the textures, the monochrome, the warmth and natural feel about it…. brb while I buy everything on this page!

    • April 14, 2018 / 11:56 am

      Tell me about it. All of this would work so well in my living room. I’m using all of my self restraint not to impulse buy the lot!

  10. April 11, 2018 / 9:37 am

    I love this trend! There are so many beautiful textures involved! How could I resist!

    • April 14, 2018 / 11:57 am

      I can’t resist so I’m in the same boat!

  11. March 30, 2018 / 9:51 pm

    When I saw the main image everything stopped for about 10 seconds. I love It!

    • April 3, 2018 / 4:30 pm

      Isn’t it just gorgeous? I want to move in!

  12. Helen Strong
    March 29, 2018 / 10:42 am

    I am so excited by this trend, love it all!! All the different textures are amazing and I love the bohemian / tribal patterns. Feeling the need to go shopping now!!

    • March 29, 2018 / 11:18 am

      Me too! But we’re in luck as almost all the high street stores have jumped on the band wagon so we can give our homes a Global Nomad refresh without breaking the bank!

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