Trend Report | Terrazzo
Terrazzo has taken the interiors world by storm and is fast becoming one of the biggest trends of the year so far. Derived from the Latin word ‘terra’, meaning ground, terrazzo is perhaps most recognisable as the budget flooring option of the 1970s. But terrazzo has come a long way since its 70s heyday, with its resurgence including a mention as one of Vogue’s ‘Top Interiors Trends of 2018’ and terrazzo-related Pinterest pins increasing 305% on last year.
Borastapeter Johan Wallpaper, £64 / per roll
Terrazzo is a highly accessible trend due to its incredible versatility - there really are countless colour options and styles to choose from. Whether you’re aiming to add interest to a contemporary or traditional setting, terrazzo offers an effortless but instantly stylish option. In a modern scheme, terrazzo brings a sense of urban luxe, especially when styled with copper, gold or metallic accessories. In a more traditional scheme, terrazzo can add rustic charm, creating the illusion of texture and depth. You can start small with accent pieces like cushions on neutral bedding, sofas or chairs. The exquisite 'Regate' print by Lelievre is a great introduction to terrazzo, adding a modern twist to the classic design with beautifully embroidered geometric shapes.
Regate Fabric by Lelievre, £102.50 / per metre
The 'Olea' fabric, also by Lelievre, is an even more muted take on terrazzo, giving just a subtle nod to the trend. This white fabric is punctuated with irregular shapes and speckled with colour, perfect for modern schemes.
Olea Fabric by Lelievre, £97.50 / per metre
For a more traditional take on the trend, the new 'Terrazzo' fabric from Nobilis' 'Ornamenta' collection comes in striking colourways, ideal for mixing and matching scatter cushions. The black and grey colourway contrasts beautifully against pretty pastel colours, especially blush pink, whilst the blue and orange colourway ties colourful schemes together.
Terrazzo Fabric by Nobilis, £150 / per metre
If you’re looking to fully embrace the trend, why not try a feature papered wall? Caselio's affordable 'Terrazzo' wallpaper cleverly mimics marble terrazzo with incredible realism, giving the illusion of real flecks of stone, charcoal and chalk.
Terrazzo Wallpaper by Caselio £35.55 / per roll
Alternatively, Engblad & Co's lovely 'Terrazzo Spot' wallpaper exhibits a delicate terrazzo-inspired print which works beautifully in Scandi-inspired schemes. From a distance, this paper looks like a soft, single-coloured pattern, but on closer inspection, the intricate splash pattern emerges.
Terrazzo Spot Wallpaper by Engblad & Co, £34.00 / per roll
For more terrazzo inspiration, visit our Pinterest page here.