Be ahead of the game and take a look at some of the top interior trends that will define the year ahead!
Nature Lovers rejoice; it may be grey and rainy outside but look out for foliage, fronds and flowers in all shapes and sizes to bring your home alive. It’s not a look for the faint hearted but it’s a great way of bringing the outdoors in by choosing pieces with botanical prints and designs to give a new lease of life to every room in your home. For an all-out approach go for large scale prints on fabrics, wallpapers or upholstery or a statement rug covered in colourful leafy fronds. For a more subtle look take your pick from some of the gorgeous accessories around and introduce a few pieces of colourful glassware, a botanical print or two on a plain wall or a feature lamp to add gentle style to a dull dingy corner. The botanical trend is versatile too as you can go cool and contemporary with the new graphic botanical designs in vivid shades of colour or timeless with classic motifs in a more traditional palette. Whatever you choose the botanical trend is sure to bring your home alive with fresh natural appeal.
Woodville fabric from the new SS14 collection Zoffany
Terrarium glass lamp £75, Next
Butterfly cushion £15, Sainsbury’s
Mayfair green chair £199, Next
Purple bottle vase £7, Next
Glass bottles and botanical accessories from a selection, Sainsbury’s
Chicago green floral rug, Carpetright
Swat up on your geometry with shapes from your schooldays and get to grips with the latest graphic trend using polyhedrons, hexagons, zigzags and circles. The key to using geometrics in your home is to be bold – half measures just won’t cut it. Either introduce a statement piece like a bold sofa and graphic wallpaper, or use a statement rug to then mix and match with accessories in clashing geometrics but in a coordinated colour palette. The more pattern you introduce the more cohesive your colour palette will need to be. If you are not sure whether geometrics are for you then experiment by introducing a cushion or two and build up to being more adventurous by mixing and matching shapes and patterns.
Watson geometric cushion £19.99, Living It Up
Chicago Lilac Triangle rug, Carpetright
Zig zag storage boxes from a selection, House of Fraser
Geometric pendants, Bourne Folding table, Barnes chair, all accessories from Marks & Spencer
Living bedroom collection by Christiane Lemieux Bedroom, House of Fraser
Picture frame from a selection, Marks & Spencer
Set of three birdhouse shelves, My Little Square
TUTTI FRUTTI TREND
Set to be a big hit this summer is the Tutti Frutti trend that’s full of juicy, mouth watering, zingy colours, from watermelon and orange to strawberry and kiwi – it’s a punchy look and a perfect pick-me-up to beat the winter blues and colour up your home. To create the look, mix up the shades to inject bright splashes of colour all around your home – the more you mix the better the effect. If you are afraid to go bold, try starting in the kitchen or bathroom with the latest cool coloured accessories – cookware and utensils in the kitchen, or towels and toiletries in the bathroom and offset them against a neutral backdrop. Just a few touches will change the look of the room in an instant and will revamp, refresh and revive a tired design scheme.
In a larger room, whether it’s a splash of colour or a full on colour scheme, the Tutti Frutti palette is sure to create a cool contemporary look.
Blue anglepoise lamp, HomeSense
Chicago Multi Stripe Rug, Carpetright
Check throw £15, Sainsbury’s
Coral faux mohair fringed cushion £15, Sainsbury’s
Vintage mug with tea cosy £5, Wilkinsons
Rose gold hurricane lamp, pink hydrangea stems £30 for 3, purple and blue vase £35, copper bowl £5, John Lewis