As we enter a new season, it’s really exciting to see the new trends and colour palettes emerging from the tastemakers and designers and filtering onto the high street with inspiring new collections.
Nowadays, rather than one or two key trends, decorating our homes has become much more about individuality and personality with themes and suggestions instead of hard and fast strict rules. This means whatever your style, size of the space or budget you can find the confidence to achieve your desired interior look with a whole range of exciting and diverse products readily available from the high street.
Copper has been a huge interior trend over the last couple of years and can now been seen everywhere on the high street from fabrics and wallcoverings to furniture and accessories. Replacing the cool tones of chrome and silver, copper adds an increasingly important role in modern design and works perfectly with a warm spectrum of pinks reds and oranges as well as contrasts against deep dark colours such as black or navy blue. As a paint translation for this trend, Dulux has introduced a colour for 2015, Copper Blush.
Great on its own, yet it also combines perfectly with pinks, neutrals, whites and other orange hues as well as metallic colours such as gold. Along the same lines, Pantone have introduced their colour for 2015, Marsala –warmer and deeper than Copper Blush, it in an inviting earthy reddish brown hue just the thing for adding a rich dynamic accent colour to a setting.
Compliment your scheme with a tonal coloured rug to add a touch of this trend into your home.
THE NEW GLOBAL
As the scope of our inspiration has expanded and tastes are far broader than ever before, world styles have become easily accessible and shopping on the internet transforming us into global travellers of some description. Global inspiration is alive and kicking from designs in Ikat and Paisley to Kelim and Mosaic making an appearance on everything from fabrics, wallpaper, furniture and accessories.
John Lewis has introduced Fusion, a collection for 2015 that captures the essence of the far flung but presents it in a way that is relevant to our homes and the way we live today mixing authentic pattern and material with contemporary design. Colours are unusual and exotic, rich indigo blues and cool contemporary greys offset with saffron and ochre touches for a vibrant mix of colour and pattern. Mix and match your scheme, and consider introducing an indigo flooring option as an interpretation of this trend.
The Wild West
Native American patterns will be particularly big in the next year – a perfect partner for the reclaimed and recycled wood trend and teaming sun bleached wood, leather, animal hide and a colour palette inspired by the desert – ochre, terracotta and burnt sienna. Tesco has championed this trend with New West – a gorgeous collection of furniture and accessories with layers of desert hues and rugged textures.
This Wild West favourite is perfect for easy living at its most stylish teaming burnished leathers, cool cottons and patchwork prints. There are various flooring options which would work perfectly within this trend, whether you opt for an antique-style oak effect laminate flooring or a more traditional carpet option.
Big on Nature
2015 sees nature emerging in all kinds of guises – Botanical trends have been around for the last few seasons with a nostalgic take on the look teaming soft and pretty influences from nature, pastel colours and vintage motifs. This season the trend the trend diversifies – George Home have introduced Meadow encapsulating the freshness of springtime. Their botanical references to flaura and fauna are given a contemporary twist with digital prints on cushions and bed linen and fun and frivolous woodland animals appearing in photographic scenes.
In contrast, Marks & Spencer have taken inspiration from antique botanical illustration but mixed delicate ferns with an ultramodern black base and rich emerald greens for a fresh and dramatic contemporary take on the look. A fern carpet could be the perfect starting point to kick-start you off.
It’s All Black and White
Monochrome has been and continues to be a major player on the trend front when it comes to creating a bold, eye catching look in our homes. However 2015 sees a shift from the stark black and white graphic look to a softer more layered cosy look with touches of rustic wood, harsh whites switching to soft neutrals and layers of texture added into the mix.
Sainsbury’s have created a gorgeous Monochrome collection with a graphic palette yet have introduced concrete, matt and gloss finishes as well as brass and copper to the trend to lift the colour palette and add depth as well as providing a touch of global influence. It all combines to create a sophisticated, fashion forward look that is simple yet cosy. You can really add some drama to your look with a monochrome inspired vinyl floor and accessorise with complimentary furnishings.
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