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2016: Interiors Insight

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2016: Interiors Insight

Lee Preston

As we’re moving studios to Clerkenwell Green this week (more on the blog to come soon!) it’s got us thinking about how to make our space beautiful and inspiring to work in, so here’s a roundup we’ve done of the hottest interiors trends for this year, so you don’t have to. Natural Materials.

Think stone, marble and distressed wood. The shapes are curvy, the finish not perfect. This trend is one that we predict will pervade many of the rooms in interiors this year.

stone bath wooden furniture
stone bath wooden furniture

It’s always a good idea to buy accessories in a material before you invest in large surfaces. In bathrooms and kitchens these touches can work really well - marble chopping boards and wooden accessories. A stone vaseon display in any room can provide a home for alternative flowers or foliage.  A harsher (less natural) version of the trend can be seen interpreted as industrial concrete providing minimalism and a “raw finish” to your room.

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All of this sits neatly with the move towards textures for 2016 across all trends, as we make our interiors something to satisfy all of our senses. As well as consumers wanting to know how and where their item was made. Handcrafted and eco-friendly products, we can definitely get behind.

FLASHBACK: Bring light into your home…

80s Pop / Energise / Memphis

The look has many names but one definite and unmissable style. The 80s have been due for a comeback for a while now. Thankfully, we won’t have to perm our hair (though bangs are back) and we can stick to adorable pops of colour across the home.

This Trend Bible mood board gives you some clue how this might look colour-wise.

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Our suggested place for picking up furniture and accessories is the WALALA Collection at AriaShop.co.uk. The experts at Aria Shop told us:

“Memphis is an enduring trend which adds a playful touch to any interior, but the 80s flair is incredibly hot this spring with it's eye-popping hues and tribal POP prints”

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A cushion or mug can be all you need to buy into the trend – these WALALA mugs are perfect. Mine has received so many compliments already!

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Metallics

While copper was huge last year, according to Dulux, 2016’s top colour will be Cherished Gold. Though accessories in any metal will be popular, as they reflect light and look particularly stylish against the increasingly popular dark painted backdrops.

Combine them with large printed wallpaper and quirky shapes for a nod to the tropical trend (bring on the pineapples!). You can shop for the whole look at House of Hackney, London.

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OUR COLLECTION: Miami Vacation…

For a more industrial or minimalistic take on metallic accessories, Tom Dixon’s collections of British designed lighting and home décor are the place to look. The Cog Collection is inspired by factory machinery. We're lusting after these Gold geometric lights by Britta Gould, they would look spectacular as the centrepiece for a room over a dining table.

Tom Dixon and Britta Gould lights
Tom Dixon and Britta Gould lights

All in all, 2016 looks handmade and full of texture and colour. However, maybe don’t put those last two together… not great on a hangover. There are more trends emerging that we will touch on later in the year. In the meantime, we’d love to see your rooms and favourite buys – send us pictures!

Photos:

Marble Bathroom – HousetoHome

Wooden Stool – Living Etc.

Quartzite Vase – Sevenstone, Etsy

Gold and Concrete vases – Geo Fleur

Memphis Moodboard – TrendBible.com

WALALA Collection – Aria Shop

Tropical Theme Wallpaper and Pineapple Lamps – House of Hackney

Tom Dixon Collections – Tom Dixon

Gold Mirror Geometric pendant light – Britta Gould, Etsy