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The Duchess of Sussex’s guide to home décor

The Duchess of Sussex’s pre-princess website The Tig may be no more, but her delightful tips and tricks dished out on the lifestyle blog are timeless.

We reveal the décor advice offered up to Meghan by interior design guru Jenn Schleich to help your home achieve the Markle Sparkle.

‘Layer area rugs’

The Tig recommends this technique to add depth and texture to a room. Layering a smaller, expensive rug over a larger budget-friendly one will help your dollar go further.

‘Add shapely table accents’

This tip may be more suited to the trends of 2016, with geometric shapes said to be “continuing to influence design trends” that year. But following Schleich’s advice by using a few carefully chosen items is still relevant when trying to liven up your coffee table.

‘Use black and white’

Using black and white furniture or objects is offered up as a way to “give a modern punch to a colourful space”, especially if you’re aiming to “create a room with rich texture”.

‘Pick your pillows’ 

Choosing the right accent cushions “can transform more than just your couch”. Meghan’s blog suggests bringing items from the room to the store when purchasing pillows to ensure the colours and patterns work together.

‘Grow a plant’

Greenery is said to be “an essential component in a living space”, and helps a room feel “lived in and more casual”.

 

Can’t get enough of The Tig? Click here to find Meghan’s top 10 lifestyle tips.

Pinterest shares top trends to inspire in 2020

Pinterest has released its list of rising trends predicted to take off in 2020.

By tracking user behaviour, the image-sharing site is able to forecast the next big crazes.

The so-called ‘Pinterest 100’ is broken down into the following 10 categories:

Beyond binary

Pinterest notes a “more accepting view of gender identity is on the rise”, with people searching for gender-neutral options for both “everyday needs and milestone events”.

Conscious consumption

As people re-evaluate their impact on the environment, Pinterest has identified a shift towards more eco-friendly habits.

Finding balance

The term “wellness” is changing to include easy methods of tackling anxiety, stress and burnout.

Home hub

Pinterest says new technology and flexible office policies mean we are spending more and more time at home, leading to the growth of home décor, athleisure and delivery service industries.

Internationally inspired.

Travellers are trading in trips to common tourist spots for “meaningful activities like cooking classes and artisan visits”, and then trying to recreate these experiences once at home.

Pampered pets

Pet pampering is said to be reaching all-time highs, with “more human-like habits” expected to come over to the pet world.

Responsible travel

Tourism is another industry reaching “an eco-conscious crossroad”, with travellers starting to closely monitor their environmental impact. 

Re-wilding

Returning to nature is the “perfect antidote to digital fatigue, artificial lighting and sitting culture”.

Space everything

Pinterest recognises a “new kind of space race” as companies prepare for potential 2020 launch dates for solar system exploration.

90s rerun

1990s references are making a comeback “from high-fashion runways to retro devices” in what’s described as “a nostalgic rewind to a more light-hearted era”.

 

Check out at the full list of trends here.