2016 is the time to say goodbye to old trends and say hello to transforming your interiors. Whether you’re a tenant or a landlord, there are adjustments you can make to your home to create a contemporary and charming feel. If you’re searching for inspiration for the year ahead, here are the top interior trends for 2016.
Rose quartz and serenity
If you fancy giving your walls an overhaul, opt for pastel pink or powder blue tones. Colour corporation Pantone names rose quartz and serenity as their two colours of 2016, making them a force in the design world. While you might want to create contrast by using these shades together, powder blue is ideal for living or dining rooms, kitchens and bathrooms, while pastel pink makes a beautiful bedroom tone.
Use metallic hues
Metallic shades like rose gold, silver and copper boast a luxe feel. Adding these shades to a kitchen or bathroom and pairing them with wood or marble is a highly effective way of creating a sleek, modern vibe within your home. Try adding metallic accessories, such as brass bowls, rose gold mirrors or copper toned vases for an opulent aesthetic that will look stunning all year round.
Be inspired by the 70’s
Prints and textures inspired by the 1970’s are making a real comeback in this year. Bold hues and patterns, alongside polished metals and dark wood are all features to boast in your home in 2016. Try incorporating a walnut coffee table or patterned cushions to update your interior accessories.
Black stainless steel
If you’re in the market for new appliances in 2016 then go for black stainless steel. Dark appliances are viewed as highly contemporary in comparison to silver stainless steel. If a new oven or dishwasher isn’t in your budget this year, you can still incorporate this trend into your home by choosing dark or black small kitchen appliances like toasters and kettles.
Large tiles have been used for a long time, however, extra-large tiles are the new way to tile your walls or floors. Whether you want white or coloured tiles, go for extra-large or extra wide tiles in your kitchen, bathroom or hallway.
Want to update your bathroom without overspending? Add a statement mirror! Square, round or rectangle mirrors are a thing of the past as quirky shapes, exquisite detailing and show stopping designs come to the forefront. Even something simple as adding a mirror can completely transform a small space.