Today the decor And style team will show you a new tranche of Interior Trends, are set to liven-up our living spaces. From exotic jungle prints to louche Seventies style and quirky folk touches, the trends this year are fun and bold. Colours are psychedelic and interior schemes are full of exotic flavour with international influences from South America and the orient.
So what are the key trends of the year? Here, some of the top names in the world of interiors, divulge their predictions for the year ahead.
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Louche Seventies-inspired swag
Designer Jonathan Adler of eponymous US interiors brand says: ‘Capture the decade’s excess with over-the-top accessories. Use the old Seventies trick of throwing a big cluster of ostrich feathers into a vase or candle holder. ‘It’s theatrical, it’s camp, it’s of questionable taste, and I love it.’ Louche up your lair with 1970s-inspired swag from Jonathan Adler, the master of modern American glamour. New for Spring/Summer, Bacharach swivel chairs in taupe velvet are an homage to Halstonesque hedonism, while the teal Brigitte armchair will see you kicking back in a white tux quicker than you can say Bianca Jagger.
Stylist Nadia McCowan Hill at interior retailers Wayfair.co.uk says: ‘Bringing a warm, global vibe to spring/summer 2016, this vibrant look is all about bohemian colour and pattern. ‘Think bold floral cushions and rugs, painted furniture and tribal prints thrown in for good measure. ‘Turn up the temperature on this hot summer trend by peppering your space with a bit of greenery – cacti and succulents are perfect options!’
Naturals in the kitchen
Bernard Otulakowski, managing director, of SieMatic UK says: ‘People are often inspired by where they live and so we’re finding that colour schemes can bE very driven by the surrounding landscape. ‘People want to live harmoniously with their environment and so natural materials and muted colours that can be found in nature or within the urban environment are dominating kitchen living design. ‘Understated palettes that will be key in 2016 will feature varying shades of sophisticated and luxury greys and taupes, light and dark wood, black and white and metallic touches too.’
The return of rattan
Polly Dickens, creative director for Habitat says: ‘Rattan is making its comeback this summer as a material for the home, both indoor and outdoor. ‘It has strong retro associations with the Seventies – a trend that has filtered into interiors from the fashion world. ‘Designers are now looking at how to work this eco-material into more modern designs that take advantage of the materials versatility. ‘Expect to see rattan across furniture, lighting and accessories with a range of interesting 3D shapes from fantastical curves to modern angular forms.’
Philippa Prinsloo, design manager for John Lewis Home, says Brazilian themes will be big.
‘Brazilian brings out vibrant greens that celebrates the more exotic flora and fauna of jungle and the Forest,’ she said. ‘The bright colours help to accessorise a space and do so with a bit of wild abandon. ‘A saturated colour palette dominates with oranges, purples and greens mixing with materials such as bamboo and wood to create interesting outdoor furniture ranges and accessories. Interior designer and MailOnline’s interior blogger, Celia Sawyer, says it’s all about Asia. ‘The oriental theme is one of the most fashionable trends for the coming year. This year is about adding oriental influences to your home in a bid to enhance style, interest and colour.
‘This look has recently become a request within the luxury end of the market as well as in more average households either by creating a whole room dedicated to this theme or by using elements of it in the home. ‘Incorporate heavy, dark furniture, rich colours in fabrics and on walls, interesting panelled silk screens, bold lanterns and Soshi screens, which are also great room-dividers. ‘The style is sophisticated, still glamorous with an oriental twist, which is definitely the trend for 2016.’
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