Monday, 9 May 2016

Inspirational interior trends for Summer 2016

Are you passionate about the latest trends in interiors and design? If you’re like me, then you’ve usually got your head stuck in a building magazine, or can be seen sitting quietly flicking through the pages of the latest interior design coffee table book or have a huge digital folder full pictures from websites of the latest trends.

So I thought I would put together three of the key trends for the Summer season 2016.

Industrial trend

One trend that has been around for quite a while now, is the industrial look.  This style is all about leaving exposed the raw building materials, such as bare brick walls, concrete floors.  One of the key feature of this look is lots of sanded wooden floorboards and metal on display, basically anything that has been used before.

To complement the industrial look, how about choosing a leather sofa?  Leather can sometimes look a bit hard, especially if it's a new sofas which needs time to wear in, but whether it's a new or old sofa, if you want to tone it down a bit, you can use lots of soft furnishings, like throws and cushions and mix lots of different textures.

Flower prints

Bold flower prints on cushions and wallpaper is another look which has stayed the test of time.  This is probably one of the easiest trends to experiment with.  Try it with a few cushions or a lampshade or go bolder with a feature wallpaper of printed fabric on single easy chair or sofa.

Heritage style

This has to be my favourite and this trend never really goes away, it just gets updated gradually over time just with new furniture in updated fabrics and styles.  Just think about Downton Abbey and you'll know what I mean.  It's all about comfort and deep and soft sofas, with nothing bright or glaring but you can mix different patterns with a wide range of fabrics such a tartan and florals.

Another key feature of the heritage look, is traditional furniture such as winged-back armchairs, a look which has been around since the 17th century and anything else which leans towards the heritage look, taxidermy, log baskets and family photographs on the fireplace.

I hope you have enjoyed reading my blog inspirational interior trends.
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