If you like to go shopping, you may notice a change in the interior design scene. It’s time to say goodbye to those pastel pinks and husky blues, and it’s time to say ciao to the darker hues. Here are some interior design predictions for the season ahead.
Live, Love, Luxe
Okay, so maybe the pastel trend is out the window, but the luxe trend is still kicking. If you’ve seen the word luxe around and want to curl up into a ball, get comfy; this word will be around for a while. Luxe interior trends include soft, chunky blankets and faux fur rugs. A nice, soft rug is the perfect accessory to any room, and if you love living luxe, rugs are the perfect way to inject the trend into your home. So get comfy and cosy, this trend is here to stay. The luxe trend doesn’t have to look gaudy, in fact, it can look very calm and muted. Jess, the editor of DDDreamHouse, has the perfect solution if you’d like to keep your home luxe, even in the smallest spaces. “What we see most regularly discussed within our design community when it comes to styling small homes is the advice to use light to create the illusion of more space. Neutral tones welcome light in and also creates surfaces for it to reflect off, making a space feel bigger and more airy. Similarly, using mirrors helps to reflect the light and can also add another dimension to the space. We also receive a lot of interior design advice to use a mix of light and neutral coloured textiles while restricting colour to smaller accents to enhance this.” Read the best interior design stories and get inspired by following DDDreamHouse on Facebook and Instagram.
Real Diamonds, They Must Be Worth Their Weight In Gold
Speaking of luxe, all things gold and silver is continuing to dominate the interior trend scene. Now, you don’t have to dip your home into dripping gold, that would just be tacky. Instead, you can paint a feature wall a muted shade of gold, or completing your bathroom with some silver finishes. You could even take a leaf out of the Rainbow Fish, add a pop a gold or silver tile amongst muted, nude shades in your bathroom, giving it a pop of life and luxe. Hang up some fairy lights outside, adding ambience to your backyard and paying homage to the trend all at once. The options are endless, and they don’t have to look like they’re cheap or tacky. Janette Baker from Wallstudio, has the perfect solution to blending last year’s metallic trend into this year’s. “It's a glam, sophisticated take on a metallic trend we've seen in recent years. Use brushed gold and brass items paired with high-end finishes, jewel-toned artworks, velvet upholstery and lush curtains.” Get inspired and find out more about Wallstudio by following them on Facebook and Instagram.
Marty, We Need To Go Back...
A prediction for interior design this winter is making use of round spaces. As mentioned in a previous article, conversation pits have come back into fashion. Think of the 1968 film, The Party, the interior was at the height of fashion. Well, get out your time machine because those carpet lined sunken spaces are the perfect way to use an empty space. Now, of course, you don’t have to use carpet (that’s so dated), but you can create one from wood, and decorate the space with scattered cushions, throw rugs and even feature painted steps to add some life to an already exciting room. If you’re planning on adding extra oomph to the already oomphy space, why not delve into the colours of the year? Whether they be Pantone’s or Dulux’s (Greenery and Denim Drift), you’ll experience pure luxury and be at the height of fashion. This trend has taken its time to come back into fashion, but it’s a timeless piece that can add suave and cool stylings to any home. I can tell you that a conversation pit makes your home 10x cooler. It just does.
Get Your Green On
It’s no secret that the Millennial pink trend was just a phase (thank goodness), but now it’s time to prepare for a whole new colour to overload your senses: green. Jewel tones, which include purples, navy blues and greens are the next big thing, and these colours will soon be absolutely everywhere. What’s great about these colours is that they’re forgiving, unlike the pink and blue pastels we saw in 2016. What’s great about green bring the next big thing in interior design, it can be incorporated into your home in any place, in any way. You don’t have to paint an entire wall green to make a statement, you can instead introduce a room divider into the space, or inject the jewel tones with a bedspread. The options are endless, and this colour combination doesn’t look tacky or too trendy; it looks sophisticated and classic.
Get out your raincoat; this winter’s interior trends will be whirling up a storm. Subtle twists to the trends we love and bringing back trends from decades past, this season will be a whole new experience and a whole lot of fun.