Top Drawer trends: What I spotted at the design-led show

Colourful glassware, comfortable textiles and patterned decor – the design-led show Top Drawer came back to Olympia London in Kensington this year and of course, I couldn’t have missed it. 

With comfy shoes on, a fully charged phone in one hand and the ever-present cup of coffee in the other, I made my way to Olympia London, which was filled with beautifully decorated stands. Ready to discover this year’s Top Drawer trends?

Held in Kensington, from the 11th through to the 13th of September, Top Drawer is a design-led retail trade show where brands gather to put their latest launches on display, from organic candles and sustainably-made decor to tactile fabrics and colourful tableware. 

Whether you couldn’t make it this year or are simply curious about which new brands and products have launched in the interiors world, I’ve put together the best bits of what I’ve seen…

Top Drawer trends

Colourful entertaining 

Thinking about hosting dinner parties for friends and family this autumn or already planning festive celebrations in December? If so, why not go all out with bold and bright crockery and glassware?

One big trend this season is coloured glass, from drinkware to vases and accessories. Layering complementing hues and adding character with tactile fabrics is a great way to level up your tablescapes.

So, one of the first Top Drawer trends I spotted was cheerful designs. They got me excited to embrace colour and inspired for setting a stand-out table scheme. Scroll down to pick your favourite.

Top Drawer trends
Rose & Tulipani.
Top Drawer trends
Sthal Ceramics.
Colourful tableware
British Colour Standard.
Colourful plates
British Colour Standard.

Comfy textures

Next on the Top Drawer trends list are comfortable textiles. So why not add an extra layer of cosiness and warmth to you home through tactile fabrics?

Be it a shaggy rug, a wool blanket or cosy cushions, you are set to keep warm with these materials.

Cosy bedroom
Top Drawer trends
MW Home.
Comfy fabrics
Shepherd of Sweden.

Fig-coloured decor

Ready to embrace the shades of autumn? The hues I am particularly drawn to this season are the pretty muted purples inspired by figs. Go one step further and decorate your kitchen with fig patterned textiles such as tea towels and oven mitts. 

Thus, you can also pair this tone with shades of moss, navy or mustard yellow for an earthy colour palette.

Fig patterned textiles
Raine & Humble at MW Home.
Colourful fig crockery
Sthal Ceramics.

Another Top Drawer trend: eco-friendly products 

Firstly, sustainability has become a huge focus in the wider world. Secondly, the interiors industry is also taking a big leap towards that direction too. Lastly, if you are looking to adopt a more environmentally conscious approach when shopping for decor, there are so many amazing brands that offer hand made and responsibly curated products. 

Choose your favourite from eco-friendly coasters, place mats and even side tables from Liga, hand-made and sustainably sourced home decor from Collaborative Craft Projects or pretty textiles from Boon & Up

Top Drawer trends
Collaborative Craft Projects.
Eco fabrics
Boon & Up.
Eco-friendly products
Top Drawer trends

Last but not least in the Top Drawer trends roundup are stripes 

This pattern has come back in style with a bang and many interiors brands have splashed it on everything from cushions and rugs to kitchen accessories and even candles. 

So, go for a retro 70s-inspired scheme with vibrant striped decor or keep a minimalist look with a black and white pattern.

Stripes Top Drawer trends
Oyoy Living at Haus Distribution.
striped candles
British Colour Standard.
striped crockery
Top Drawer trends
Also Home at MW Home.

In conclusion, this is what has caught my eye at this year’s Top Drawer exhibition. My personal favourites were the bold and colourful glass tableware products and striped decor, which are set to wow your guests.

Curious about what’s on-trend this season? Check out AW22 interiors trends, inspiration and how to get the look.

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