Where fashion leads, interior often follows, and it's that time of the year where we are getting ready for the holiday season, so what better time for homeowners to think about a quick fresh home makeover.
Increasingly, style is becoming more of a personal choice in modern homes today, and homeowners choose to showcase their unique personality and lifestyles whilst leaning towards practicality, functionality and relaxation, mixing old and new. While styles like Scandinavian will continue to make waves in more homes globally, a touch of tropics and vivacious prints will provide exotic charm. Eclectic, ethnic or shabby chic and modern minimalism style allows you to create your own quirky fashions, whilst botanicals and florals never go a miss when it comes to statement pieces and vibrant signatures.
Its Scandimania! Simple and well considered- the Scandinavian trend usually centres upon stark monochrome aesthetic with a mixture of natural tones and colour pop accents to bring a contemporary sense of calm and space. It is characterised by a lack of clutter and a degree of respect for bare materials like wood, metal and textured fabrics. The first step to achieving this trend is to start with a white cameo throughout minimalist bedding and floorboards. Try crisp white bedding which is easy to accessorise and brighten up your space. Our Hannah bedding is the perfect trend off-set with its seersucker texture feature.
Add vibrant shade splashes through a piece of art or cushion to pop against a neutral based bedroom, using shades of blue to evoke calm or orange to bring warmth. You could even try faux fur blankets or knitted throws to bring a Nordic feel to your bed. For a more feminine touch add pastel pink hints and grey washes, balancing them out with copper or bronze accessories.
Introduce industrial styled lighting through metal suspension lights or floor lamps and iron clothing hauls to break up the clean lines. Wooden bookshelves are a good storage option with an eclectic mix of books, frames and plants/flower foliage for the perfect nature contrast against the neutrality of the scheme. Build up the room textures with faux fur, animal skin or rattan rugs and abstract greyscale artwork for a raw and simplified aura.
From wooden photo frames to rustic clocks and storage boxes, we have a playful mix of home accessories to finish your Scandi room off to perfection.
Delve into the ever-growing fusion of ethic boho-chic, with a modern, clean and classier 2016 vibe incorporated. Mark the full ethnic trend with fierce African and latin colours, quirky shapes, ethnic prints and crafts, strong black silhouettes and hand crafted artisan pieces.
If you're opting for a contemporary take on this ethnic theme go for tribal wall arts and ornaments against plain white washed walls and modern tiled floors with your favourite understated furniture pieces dressed in simple materials to add soul within the space.
Think loose geometric patterns for rugs and the use of raw elements like naked wood, scratched paint, nude metals and natural touches like rattan, raw linens and wicker to create the perfect ethnic atmosphere. Bedding designs such as contemporary paisleys and mosaics should off-set your accessories perfectly, and our Ashford bedding design is a modern take on this theme in an eclectic pattern and mix of natural palettes.
Perhaps you just want to pick out the vibrant and quirky accents of this trend, then opt for Turkish rugs, or Moroccon style cushions for a comfortable boho style adding a sense of history and travel to your colourful living space.
Flowers are blooming all around our homes, as our love affair with nature and all things botanical and floral continues to grow. Florals is a very loosely used term within interior and fashion these days, and it can incorporate anything from a design of fruit and foliage to a painterly interpretation of a flower. Florals also have a tendency to feel very feminine, so adding in palm leaves give the theme a more masculine twist. Whether you opt for exotic leaves, pretty posies or a scattering of country flowers, use their versatility through pale candy colours to replicate summer with vibrant accessories. Feel free to use them abundantly or just subtle accents throughout statement pieces.
Think about a mix of vibrant and muted shades of peacock blues, aquatic greens and purples with natural tones incorporated throughout wooden pieces. Pink is enjoying a renaissance within interior this year as our confidence has begun to grow into using a more vibrant version of the shade as opposed to its pretty pastel form.
Choose a floral wallpaper or floral bed linens as the main focal point, keeping everything around it simplistic to avoid overcrowding a limited space. Our Larna bedding offers a jacquard tropical leaf design on a muted gold base, beautifully complemented by rich blue and purple tones, bringing a touch of elegant opulence to your room.
A more subtle version of this trend may be more suited to you. If so, choose softer notes in hazy watercolour florals to create a more British homegrown feel with neutral backgrounds on your walls and floors with small floral flashes for a contemporary feel.
Keep on top of this years interior trends with all these easy tips on how to achieve the style you want. Watch this space for more style updates and new trend led collections added!