The latest interior design trend is written in the stars. Shop our guide to ancient Greek-themed homeware below.
Etsy is one of our favourite places to look for homeware themes that are going to be big and the latest trend causing a stir is about all things magical and mystical.
Etsy trend expert Dayna Isom Johnson explains that ancient mythology is inspiring plenty of the homeware sellers on the platform, and we’ll let you into a little secret – we’ve seen this popping up elsewhere on the interiors scene, too.
“The ancient accents trend takes cues from interiors found in ancient Roman and Greek times – from columns to statues to busts – and it’s being seen everywhere from wall art to planters in a modern colour palette,” Johnson explains.
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We can see why – ancient mythology is full of magical connotations that relate to the celestial trend. This has been evident in the worlds of fashion and interiors for the last few years.
But it also often shows the female form with voluptuous Grecian busts, mirroring a trend for celebrating women’s bodies with the arrival of now-cult buys like Anissa Kermiche’s Love Handles vase.
From Instagram brands like Maza to big names such as Liberty London, it seems like everyone is using tales of mythology as inspiration. To make it easy for you to get in on the action we’ve collated some of our favourite pieces below to update your home with now.
Maza Athena candle
Maza is the new cool candle brand on the interior scene, tapping into the much-coveted trend of waxy sculptural shapes in pastel colours that are far too pretty to burn.
The Athena candle comes in bright green, creamy white or this dusty blue, perfect for balancing atop coffee table books.
Maza is currently releasing new candles every Sunday so follow the brand on Instagram to keep updated with the next drop.
Shop Anthena candle at Maza, £11
Sasha Compton classical jug print
Amsterdam-based UK artist Sasha Compton uses ancient mythology to inspire her work, often drawing on themes such as shells inspired by Botticelli’s Birth of Venus.
This A3 pink and red print is a limited-edition original which has been partly lino printed and finished with hand painted details over rough-edged premium paper to create a classical yet contemporary edge.
Shop classical jug print at Sasha Compton, £116
Waterstones Pandora’s Jar: Women in the Greek Myths
A super-easy way to incorporate the mythology trend into your home is by popping a beautiful book like this one on a coffee or bedside table.
Layer it up by arranging a candle or small vase next to it and you’ve yourself a little design feature.
Shop Pandora’s Jar: Women in the Greek Myths by Natalie Haynes at Waterstones, £17.99 (was £20)
Single line drawings have been big news for years but this print is particularly striking because of its mix of old and new.
Though the subject matter may be ancient, this artwork has a distinctly modern feel, which gives it an edge.
Shop ThePrintConcept Aphrodite poster at Etsy, from £5.66
Pale blue looks so eye-catching when contrasted with the thick, black lines of this classically Greek pattern.
We can see this thrown on a velvet sofa to give it an instant injection of personality.
Shop Jan Constantine Virgo cushion at Latzio, £110
Mythical greek print
The pastel tones in this print give an old subject matter a lively revamp.
It’s from EmmaMakeStudio, a gorgeous independent brand which deserves your attention thanks to its collection of cute prints in whimsical colours.
Shop EmmaMakeStudio mythical print at Etsy, from £15
Roman-foot pencil holder
This fabulous pencil holder far surpasses popping them in a past-it mug, doesn’t it?
It’s over-the-top but in a simply brilliant way.
Shop FORNASETTI Roman-foot pencil holder at Liberty London, £250
Images: Maza / courtesy of brands
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