As we finally take down the tree and pack away the tinsel for another year, it’s time to start looking at updates for the home. With the Winter Olympics, A Royal Wedding and another Royal Baby, there’s a lot to look forward to in 2018 so, celebrate in style with the new interior colour trends forecast for the new year.
Neutrals have been a big hit in interiors in recent years. The simplicity and minimalism of this trend offer you the chance to experiment with styles including the addition of pops of colour. Neutral palettes are often favoured as they provide a clean and fresh look to your space. Plus, they add understated luxe vibes. However, in some cases, your living spaces can start to look a little lifeless over time.
Each year, several interior and design brands announce their colour of the year. Pantone is one of the most notable sources of inspiration for colour, and the sea inspires their shade for 2020 – Bleached Coral. Dulux is another prominent brand that has selected Tranquil Dawn as inspiration for the coming year. This cool green tone is described by Dulux's creative director, Marianne Shillingford 'as the space between the land and sky'. It also shares similar characteristics to Pantone's choice and sparks the conversation to create a calming space in your home.
As a brave new decade gets underway, we take a look at a brave new design trend. When it comes to home decor, we’re forever being told that keeping it safe with neutral walls and ceilings are the way forward and, although this may be the safe choice, it can be a little, well, dull.
When you’re designing and styling a room, choosing colours for the space is one of your first priorities. This itself can be a challenging decision because you don’t want all of your rooms to look identical. However, creating themes can help bring everything together beautifully.
If you have an older property, you probably don’t want to lose the charm of its period features when you decide to renovate the space. Although the traditional elements of character properties are undeniably beautiful, there may be times where you want to inject sleek modern touches to create a unique interior style. Getting the balance right is key to achieving this look, so take a look at some of the ways you can incorporate modern trends into period homes.
Styling your interiors and decorating a space is a great way to incorporate your own touch of personality in your home. Many people often get sucked into the latest trends, which can prove costly when it goes out of date after a few seasons. In recent years, minimalism and neutral colours have had significant influences on interior trends. But, that’s not to say you can’t put your own spin on this classic look. A great way to get creative with the space is to add bold colours.
Looking to make a statement in your home? Opting for a more conscious design theme can be a great way to develop a real sense of aesthetic identity. With the revival of retro design in recent years, a modern take on classic ideas is becoming a great way to enhance and improve your property. Take a look through any design magazine, though, and you’ll see rooms which have been lavished with thousands of pounds worth of designer materials. Surely you don’t need to spend so much to achieve a little retro appeal? You don’t - here’s what you can do to get a ‘70s vibe on a budget.
Yellow is often associated with summer. The vibrancy and happy atmosphere it creates can transform any room into a cheery space. However, as this colour is quite bold, overdoing it in your interiors can also make it look overwhelming to the eye. Striking the right balance when choosing shades of yellow can brighten the place up without making it look like a kids playroom. So, If you’re looking to inject some life into your decor this summer, check out ways to incorporate a summer vibe that is a perfect all year round.
Kitchens are often described as the hub of the home. A place to cook fabulous meals, chat to friends over coffee and whip up lunches ahead of the working day. This room is also said to boost the value of your property. Plus it’s one of the spaces that attract potential buyers or renters looking for their ideal home.
Adding a feeling of luxe to your home doesn’t always have to mean spending lots of your hard-earned cash to get the desired effect. Each year we see interior trends offer a range of traditional, contemporary and luxury twists to the mix, so achieving a stylish look has never been easier. Last year was a hive of flamboyant flamingo and luxury tropical vibes and although this trend is still prevalent for the new season, there is a host of other luxury inspired looks to add a unique style to your property.
In recent years, minimalist design and light shades have been a hot trend in interiors. Experimenting with colour is often seen as a brave step, as not every space can pull off these eye-catching transformations. However, current trends have uncovered a new love of both vibrant tones and darker hues, so could this work in your property? Adding colour often comes down to personal preference, but there are a host of things to consider before reaching for the paintbrush.