Happy New Year! We hope it’s a prosperous & peaceful one for you all. We’ve hardly pulled the last Party Popper and we’re already thinking about trends for 2016. There’s a few styles that we think may be at the forefront of stylish interiors over the next 12 months!
Nature should play a big part, we’ll be bringing the outside in in every aspect. Floral patterns still look to be at the forefront with many ways to apply, wallpaper, on a sofa, soft furnishings or even furniture pieces. We particularly love Rose Absolute, Pietra Damask & Kernow fabrics from Zoffany, all in beautiful colour tones. More and more companies are now offering weather resistant fabrics too enabling you to really move your furniture around your home and garden.
More dramatic looks will become evident, especially with colours, with stronger, bolder tones appearing. Zoffany launched Double Empire Grey & Ink at the end of 2015 and blacks and strong greys will be leaders in 2016.
At the other end of the spectrum we’ll also see shades of pink and blue fill the home, particularly in blushes and pastel blue. It may be on small details, a wall painting or furniture pieces. Different depths and shades create contrast and combining the two colours will create feminine and strong styling. ‘Trumpet flowers’ wallpaper from GP&J Baker’s new Originals V Collection shows this executed beautifully.
Texture, texture, texture….we don’t just want our interiors to look good….and texture certainly ticks this box….we want them to feel good too. Luxury upholstery pieces and soft goods will be one of the details to really look out for. If you’re not looking to change a whole scheme, rugs, cushions and throws are easy elements to update a room. Linens, silks and velvets are always our top choices that can really give style to your interiors. Invest in quality and combine the different textures to add depth. Andrew Martins ‘Anthem’ collection is a sure winner. A velvet Chesterfield sofa is the perfect addition to the 2016 living room and cork and minerals will appear strongly as will raw concrete and wood for timeless presence.
whichever of our predicted trends appeals to you the most all of them will certainly help you achieve a sophisticated, warmer and balanced space to welcome in the New Year!