May 2016 archive

5 Essential Spring/Summer Interior Trends of 2016

With interior design trends changing as often as fashion, it is essential to stay ahead of the curve if you want to achieve a modern, stylish home.

Keeping up to date with the latest interior design styles may seem time-consuming, but it will keep your home feeling fresh and updated, meaning you’ll never get bored of the same four walls.

Here are five trends that are sending shockwaves through the interior design world this summer.

  1. Botanical



The whole aim for the botanical theme is to bring the outdoors in. We’re talking statement, leafy motifs, cacti and ferns, and tropical colours. When it comes to botanical, the bolder the better. To easily achieve this look, invest in some earthy cushions for the sofa and some cheap and cheerful cacti from your local gardening store.

2. Rattan



The theme of global-inspired trends this summer continues with the rattan revival. We’d recommend introducing rattan on your porch in the form of a chair, lamp shade or storage baskets. This natural-looking furniture sits well against white walls for a beachy, outdoorsy feel.

  1. Retro Orange



Haven’t you heard? The 70s is back with a bang. Not only in fashion but interior design, too. And what’s more 70s than a pop of bright orange in your home? Try adding simple accessories, such as towels or bedding, or go big and bold with retro orange wallpaper or furniture.

  1. Marble



Marble became an en vogue material in late 2015 and has since exploded. But it isn’t just marble surfaces that have seen a revival, this sleek texture has been cropping up in more unusual places, such as bedside tables, chairs and wallpaper. The smallest touch of marble can give any room an instant touch of luxury, so what are you waiting for?

  1. Warm Metals



It’s fair to say that just about everybody is currently enthralled in a deep love affair with copper. Whether it’s fruit bowls, kitchenware or candle holders, we don’t care. This trend is still going strong in S/S16 so now you’ve got the perfect excuse to keep adding copper to your shopping cart.

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