A New Season Of Style

This spring isn’t just any old season of style at Housing Units. This year sees the Northern power house of interior design celebrate 75 years since first opening its doors in 1947.

Whilst still retaining its focus on statement décor and a mix of designers to cater for every taste, 2022 welcomes a number of limited-edition pieces to the shop floor, such as the Hypnos Anniversary Bed, the Spink & Edgar Chair and the Stressless Royal 2022 Recliner.

With 25 departments, from furniture to accessories to home fragrance, fireplaces, outdoor living and more, there really are so many reasons to make a day of browsing and grabbing a spot of lunch in either Café 1947 or The Wickentree Restaurant as a midday pit stop.

Not only does Housing Units offer a plethora of homegrown talent such as Marshall Arts, Evonic Fires and Hypnos Beds, but shoppers can also experience a mix of international names such as Italian brand Stone International and Danish label, Unique Furniture.

One of the most inspiring elements of Housing Units are its seasonal room sets, allowing the customer to draw ideas for their own home, as well as being able to buy the entire look if desired.

Spring is no different with five global trends to suit a mix of styles, blending colour, timeless furniture and the stores signature sprinkle of glamour.

Outdoor Living

The first trend of the season is Outdoor Living, bringing the indoors out. Extending the boundaries of interior style and creating an effortless flow into the garden, this spring trend helps you create something beautiful all year round – regardless of the typically British weather.

Whether it be an alfresco dining space, a bar for entertaining family and friends, an outdoor cinema or just somewhere to kick back with a glass of wine as the evening sun sets after work, Housing Units offers a solution to every outdoor furniture need.

By using weatherproof accessories such as rugs, cushions, outdoor lighting and planters, this trend really is the epitome of blurring the lines between inside and out.


Curated alongside luxury furniture brand, Olivia James, a key trend in store at Housing Units for spring is Maximalism. Located just outside The Wickentree Restaurant, Maximalism is the ideal trend for those with an expressive yet considered character.

With its eclectic mix of fabrics, colours and silhouettes, this trend can either be embraced as a whole or broken down into more of a subtle statement within your current décor. Think a statement sofa here, perhaps a luxe feather floor lamp there.

Curves are essential to Maximalism this season, oozing sex appeal with winged arm sofas, alongside gold hardware and tactile fabrics such as velvet and feather. Regardless of how you welcome this trend into your home, the results are always impressive.


Moving to the opposite end of the scale as Maximalism, this season sees the introduction of Neo-Minimalism – where cool meets calm in this open plan concept.

Storage reigns king within this trend as clutter is kept to a minimum, while every piece of furniture is carefully considered to the overall look. Create zones within your home by using a mix of neo-minimalism textures and finishes on walls, floors and even ceilings.

With a nod to Scandinavian design but with an added dash of glamour, this trend offers structured silhouettes soften by tactile fabrics. Large pieces of wall art create a focal point in the room, while the colour palette remains neutral in tone – think blacks, creams, greys and taupes.

Natural Macchiato

Although the likes of burnt orange and rich coffee are usually synonymous with more autumnal trends, Natural Macchiato welcomes them into the season of spring by adding natural textures and the vibrancy of Italian interior design.

In terms of furniture design, expect chunky profiles, especially when it comes to the use of natural woods throughout. This is hearty, timeless craftsmanship designed to stand the test of time.

Alongside this frothy mix of oranges and browns, sits the more neutral backdrop of grey – allowing accessories to pop and speak for themselves.

Leather is a surprising addition to Housing Units accessories offer, alongside the likes of bamboo and hammered glass.

Shagreen Luxe

Drawing a heavy influence from the Art Déco era of design, Shagreen Luxe infuses glamour and luxurious living perfectly. Creating quite the impressive style statement with the use of Shagreen, which is a rough untanned skin, historically from a horse, shark or ray, this trend is quite the talking point.

Complimenting the gold and marble finishes throughout are Japanese inspired cherry blossom prints, used on both bedding and soft furnishings. In terms of colour palette, here we see a more traditional spring flavour with a cocktail of blush pink, soft greys, powder blues and brushed antique gold.

While this season shines the spotlight on five showstopping trends, there is still newness a plenty throughout Housing Units as it celebrates its 75th anniversary.

For full details on opening times and directions, visit the website here and be sure to book your table for a spot of lunch at The Wickentree Restaurant or Café 1947 for an afternoon coffee and cake to fuel your day of shopping.

About Victoria

Hello! I'm Victoria, the founder of multi-award winning interior design blog, Apartment Number 4. I can't wait to share my tips and tricks on creating a beautiful place to live on a budget, regardless of whether you're living in your forever home or your home that's perfect for now.

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