You’ve probably just finished decking your halls for Christmas, busy with the tree and hanging those festive decorations, but have you given time to think about how you want your home to look when it comes to taking it all down again?
The start of a new year is a very popular time for renovations and gives homeowners the opportunity to breathe fresh new life into their property. With that in mind, we thought it might be a good idea to use the run up to January to look at some of the biggest modern interior design trends for 2016.
Floral is in Bloom
Floral patterns have been creeping back into trend in recent months, appearing as canvas prints, textiles and wallpaper designs. Of course, these aren’t the same floral prints you remember from the 80’s and early 90’s, they’ve been reinterpreted for modern interiors. The result is a look that is both contemporary and classic, natural and aesthetic.
A Feel for Textures
Recent trends have seen clean, uniformed textures take precedent in our homes but all that is about to change. Furniture is set to have a more ‘cosy’, lived-in look and feel to them, making use of multiple materials for different textures to a single piece or room layout.
Feature Walls Are Back
In a bid to move away from the cold, minimalist living spaces that dominated our homes at the start of the decade, it seems that feature walls are making a resurgence. A well executed feature wall can add a sense of luxury to even the simplest of spaces.
Functional Use of Space
Soon there will no room for useless items cluttering up space, that much is evident, so it will become increasingly important to make functional use of every available inch. We’ve already seen open-plan living grow more and more popular, integrating dining and cooking areas to make better use of physical limitations. Playing with light, installing a side return extension with a glass roof, for example, is another effective way of gaining space without too much cost.
The bathroom is no longer thought of as a solely functional space. We spend a lot of time in our bathrooms, so a style that reflects how we want this space to make us feel is very important. This involves making the transition from the rest of house - which is typically quite jarring in the traditional sense - more comfortable, creating a well decorated area that gently eases you in.