We are in times like no other and home is more important than ever. Harvey Norman Homewares are pleased to launch their first HOME FUNDAMENTALS collection.
What are the FUNDAMENTALS? These are the pieces in the home that never fails to work and act as the grounding element that ties a room design together: mirrors, wall art, textiles, plants, rugs and lighting. Yvonne Nugent, Head of Homewares for Harvey Norman explains: “The FUNDAMENTALS allow us to focus on what is in fact important – each element of homewares that makes your home your home. It’s been a season and year like no other: we worked closer than ever whilst being apart to create a collection that will bring you all the comforts and newness for your home and most importantly, make room for what matters…you and your family.”
Flowing through the collection are four key trends that will refresh, rejuvenate and create beautiful spaces in Irish homes: A Quiet Place, Niksen (aka The Art of Doing Nothing,) New Eclectic and Style Forecast. These trends cross from bedroom to sitting room to conservatory to balcony with beautiful pieces for each and every room.
In addition to the many pieces reflecting the trends, there are two bespoke collections within Home Fundamentals. Within the New Eclectic trend, Harvey Norman’s ‘The Linen Room’ introduces their 100% Cotton printed bed linen range designed to be a collection of uber-cool prints that mix and match beautifully in any fashion directional space.
And Harvey Norman is pleased to launch their bespoke collection of Pooches Cushions that will be available mid-April (approx.) to celebrate “our true best friends who have been by our sides this year and last.”
Of the key trends, the first is called simply called ‘A Quiet Place.’ When homes work hard as both a workplace and a place to relax, there is a need for simplicity, comfort, and of course quality. In this new world of multi-functional homes, the FUNDAMENTALS can create a quiet place: a place to sit, relax, and slow the pace of living. The palette is calm and neutral with pale woods or painted textures. Neutrals are more contemporary and milky, and warm greys mixed with abstract minimalism feature strongly. It’s a fantastic bedroom, hall or home office trend that will suit a lot of people.
‘The art of doing nothing’, Niksen, complements the quiet place. Trying to simply do nothing is important to our well-being. With palettes of greens and pinks, the iconic sketched face image appears here as a form of focus on linen & vases. Functional but fashionable pieces such as stunning indoor faux plants with gorgeous hand-finished baskets bring a sense of calm to any environment. Sculptural lighting choices over definition and relaxation to the mood of the room. This trend suits, in particular, the bedroom or as a fantastic update to the balcony, conservatory or porch.
Influenced by the wonderful Gen Z and featuring daring patterns, the New Eclectic trend travels across textiles, lighting and more. Fun, sophisticated with a warm palette that highlights blues with soft peachy pinks. Inspiration comes from Europe. This trend lends itself to the bedroom with Harvey Norman’s ‘The Linen Room’ being a key component.
The final trend, ‘Style Forecast’ is all about the future and the tone of optimism. The future is to be bright and this trend shows the importance of fusing the past with the future. The announcement that one of the Pantone colours of the year is the aspirational and delightful ‘Illumination’ was no surprise. This trend sees Yellow shades brighter than ochre and sitting well against the key trend of natural fibres in both furniture and homewares. The use of rattan, bamboo and seagrass have all increased and Harvey Norman has collections of planters, mirrors, water bottles and even bedside lockers using these materials. The fusing of the past is clearly leaning towards the ’70s where the pendulum swung away from heavy dark woods. The materials are naturally light and airy which makes them great for small spaces.
We’ve curated a sneak peak of the HOME FUNDAMENTALS collection for you!
The HOME FUNDAMENTALS collection is available on the Harvey Norman website – https://www.harveynorman.ie/homeware/new-collection and will be available in-store when restrictions allow.