Design Direction

Trend: The Glow Up

A few times each year, the Brosa buying team gets stuck into meticulous research before planning our furniture range for the upcoming season. As part of this process, we look to:

  • worldwide trends across fashion and design
  • our travels (or in the case of this year, inspired by a touch of luxe to treat ourselves!)
  • technological advancements from our makers
  • what you - our customers - are looking for.

We’re excited to share several trends with you throughout this season, as we embrace timeless quality pieces that make your home unique. First up, let us introduce: The Glow Up.

Gold accents and mixed materials are signatures of the Glow Up trend
Gold accents and mixed materials are signatures of the Glow Up trend
Gold accents and mixed materials are signatures of the Glow Up trend
Gold accents and mixed materials are signatures of the Glow Up trend

“More than ever, we’re craving a way to treat ourselves and refresh our spaces after so much postponed travel and adventure. We’re thrilled to introduce the Glow Up, with its unexpected metallic accents, accent chairs and side tables in bold materials, and unique hardware details. We know our customers will love the way these pieces create interest, tell a story and help to reimagine their home.”

Here’s the lowdown on the Glow Up:

This is a trend that embraces individuality and encourages you to venture beyond your usual choices. Opt for an individual statement piece or overhaul the entire look and feel of a room - it’s up to you! The Glow Up is all about unique finishes and textures, bold shapes and creating interest. If you’ve spent a lot more time at home this year, you may well be itching to change things up.

What does the Glow Up look like?

First up, think accent chairs but with a difference, in contrasting fabrics, colours and textures. We’ve mixed acrylic and boucle for a new luxe look and feel. Interesting side tables are the ideal complement, to create a moody corner within a larger room. Mixed metals, stone and glass pair beautifully with softer fabrics to create an unexpected look. New shades of concrete feature heavily in this edit, which can be used to anchor a room, provide contrast or bring the feeling of the outside in.

This trend plays with metallics in unexpected ways and offers a new take on lighting, an instant atmosphere changer in a room. It also embraces exaggerated channelling, which is interpreted in new and exciting ways. Ottomans with wide, horizontal channels are the perfect option for kicking back and unwinding - goodness knows, we’ve earned it! Ultimately, it's all in the details, from hardware and fittings with a twist to the artwork you hang on your walls that celebrates your uniqueness. It’s time to fall back in love with your space.

GET THE LOOK: Shop the Glow Up edit

  1. Imogen Armchair in Almond Spice
  2. Axel Terrazzo Side Table in Charcoal
  3. Syracuse Side Table in Cloud White
  4. Eltham Ottoman in Mojave Rose
  5. Huber Coffee Table in White Banswara Marble
  6. Odette Footstool in Classic Cream
  7. Cushla Side Table in Special White Marble
  8. Hertz Collection in White Wash Mango Wood
  9. Kipling Coffee Table in Tempered Glass