Get your home on trend for summer
It’s easy to get inspired by trends in everyday life – particularly with what we wear and how we decorate our homes. Thankfully, interior trends tend to have more staying power than the catwalk and are therefore easier to follow and enjoy for a longer time.
We have compiled our top five interior trends which are set to be around for some time. These work both for new rooms and those in need of an update:
Magnolia has been off the popular list for a while in favour of its calming, pastel cousins! Blush pink, pale lilac, soft green and peach are finding a delicate place in many homes. Grey remains popular and is certainly here to stay, perhaps with some textural upgrades and complementing natural materials. Use different tones of the same colour to get this look; layering rugs, natural materials and rattan storage baskets.
Patterns are back in a big way. From feature wallpapers to linens and textiles, these pops of colour add real personality. Bathroom and kitchen decoration can include materials including marble, terrazzo, textured stone and even 3D wallpaper. Find your pattern appeal and be bold!
Houzz reports that 10% of new toilets purchased during 2017 were high tech/intelligent, demonstrating that we are beginning to enjoy the benefits of technology in the bathroom. And it’s not just WCs; digital shower controls, speakers and touch-sensitive lighting are all elements of technology that we are embracing to make our daily rituals less of a chore.
Angles and Curves
Architectural-inspired combinations of hard edges with soft shapes can evoke a stylish, designer feel. Move away from too much co-ordination and mix and match items for this design contrast.
Houzz discovered that renovating homeowners prioritise a bathroom design that reflects who they are (51%) and is stylish and beautiful (77%). A spa bathroom which is an escape from the everyday is a key trend for this year. Read our last blog here to get some top tips on creating this in your home.