Homeware Trends That Are Here to Stay

Homeware Trends That Are Here to Stay

When it comes to trends in homeware, they come and go as quickly as the seasons change. But some homeware looks have transcended to cult favourites, and are here for the long haul.

But what exactly are these trends, and how can you get the timeless-yet-current looks in your home? From Scandi style to open-plan living, something is bound to catch your eye.

Below we’ve outlined our top homeware trends that are standing the test of time, and we’ve got some ideas on how to instantly upgrade your space.

Read on to find out about the hottest trends in homeware that aren’t going anywhere.

Scandi style

The Scandinavian-inspired style of decorating a home has been much-loved for the last few years and shows no signs of slowing down. Light woods, delicate creams and sumptuous fabrics like wool and faux fur define this cosy, yet elegant style.

To bring some Scandinavian chic to your space, focus on ‘less is more’ by incorporating a few key statement pieces, like vases and lighting, in neutral tones. Don’t clutter the space and opt for aesthetic, yet functional furniture for the full Scandi vibe.


Neutral colours are a timeless and versatile trend that has been popular for many years and continues to be a go-to choice. Creating a neutral space with beiges, creams and greys creates a bright and airy feel.

Layer in different textures to add warmth to a space and opt for natural materials, like marble and wood, to add depth to your home. You can easily incorporate pops of colour as desired or keep everything neutral for a calming, yet inviting space.


House plants have been absolutely everywhere in home design, with the trend only expanding to include more beautiful and exotic plants as more people discover their green thumbs. Money plants, spider plants and pothos are all popular house plant varieties to start with.

Greenery and house plants can add an element of natural beauty and texture to your space. Depending on the vibe you’re after, house plants can create interest in an otherwise neutral space or add colour and pizzazz to a maximalist design.


Homeware with crisps, clean lines and a limited colour palette has dominated home design trends in recent years. The trend has focused more on warm neutrals in beige, sand and even dusky pink tones, but the concept of a calm and cohesive atmosphere is here to stay.

When it comes to accessories, minimalist design typically favours simplicity and restraint. A few carefully chosen pieces, such as a sculptural vase or a piece of abstract art, can add interest to a space while sticking to the ethos of simplicity and balance.

Smart homes

In our technology-focused world, it was inevitable that our homes would start working smarter, not harder for us. A smart home can be as simple as a few colour-bulb lights controlled by your phone through a full integration of smart home tech built into the property.

Smart homes focus more on looks as well as function now, with some premium brands collaborating on beautiful design pieces like lamps and speakers to make your life easier - and more aesthetically pleasing.

Multi-functional furniture

As homes have grown smaller and with the rise of homeworking after the pandemic, our homes have taken on more roles than before while working with less space. Cue the multi-functional furniture trend, which looks to satisfy more than one need in just one package.

Some of our favourite picks include sofa beds, coffee tables doubling as workspaces and hide-away desk stations to elevate the functionality of your home without compromising on looks.


Wood panelling has roared back with the rise of preserving and adding to period features in properties that might have been stripped out in previous renovations. In newer homes, panelling can also be used to add texture and interest to a space without completely covering the walls.

It’s so popular because of its versatility. Whether you want a chic Parisian feel with classic panelling or to cosy up a space with some half-wall Shaker-style panelling, this trend adds instant curb appeal to any home. We don’t see this trend disappearing anytime soon.

Mix-and-match furniture

Gone are the days of having matching furniture sets in the lounge and bedroom, in favour of choosing statement pieces that show some personality. A vintage chair can be paired with a modern sofa, or a rustic coffee table can be combined with a sleek and contemporary side table to create a high-end look home stylists have been deploying for years.

To implement the trend while keeping your space cohesive, think about the colour scheme and how bold you want to go with the statement piece.

Open-plan layouts

Spacious and connected living spaces that flow has been the defining feature of open-plan layouts, with more homeowners choosing this property style. This not only creates a more spacious and welcoming environment but also makes it easier for homeowners to entertain guests.

Open-plan living allows for the furniture to divide spaces, giving you more flexibility in how the space is used. Sofas, tables and even lighting can be used to define spaces, while rugs and statement pieces can add personality and further definition.

Natural materials

Using what nature gave us to work with in the home has grown in popularity to become a defining trend in recent times. Natural materials such as wood, stone, clay, leather, and woven fabrics create a sense of warmth, texture, and depth in a home.

Bringing the outdoors inside is not only good for the planet, but they’re often durable too. From rustic farmhouses to exotic beach house vibes, natural materials add a chic finish to any space.

Wrapping up

All of these trends have proven themselves to be lasting favourites in the design sphere, cropping up on trend lists again and again. It’s safe to say we’ll be seeing them around for a long time.

At Rowen Homes, we’ve got everything you need to stay on trend. From big furniture pieces to the perfect finishing touches, our homeware ranges are sure to inspire your next design project in your home.