The dream is to have a home interior that wouldn’t look out of place in a design magazine. But how many of us have the time or the money to achieve this? Of course, most people can’t afford to hire their very own interior designer to build that look from scratch, but there are many resources on the internet that can help you create your own on-trend living room, bedroom, bathroom or kitchen. Take a look at our latest infographic for a sneak peak at the best trends this year.
We’ve taken a closer look at these latest interior design trends to see how you can adapt them to your own home whilst sticking to your budget. Because a few small changes here and there can make a BIG difference…
Modern Meets Vintage with Industrial Styling
You’ve probably already got a general idea of what we mean when we say ‘industrial’ – roomy, converted loft spaces full of clean concrete surfaces, metallic lighting fixtures and perhaps an exposed wall or two. But if you don’t have that penthouse apartment in a developed factory block, how can you achieve this look?
Well, lighting is a good place to start. Industrial style lighting fixtures are now readily available and our Lights.co.uk voucher codes can save you money on lots of industrial-influenced items. You might want to add an Ebbi Tripod Floor Lamp to your living space or save money on a Pekka Wall Lamp with mesh covering.
If you’re after changing larger elements in your home to something industrial, then concrete is very much on-trend right now – interior magazines are highlighting concrete kitchen tops and bathrooms so you can extend that clean, industrial look beyond your living room.
Natural Materials Bring the Outdoors Inside
Using nature as your interiors inspiration isn’t new per se, but these days we have a much greater appreciation of the benefits of having natural materials in our home. Sustainable materials are obviously kinder to the environment and you can now find many homeware items made from materials such as jute and clay that fall into this sustainable category. But using natural materials in your home can also encompass broader themes. The concept of ‘biophilia’ emphasises the relationship between people and nature, bringing the outdoors inside. In the context of an interior design trend, you can now find this represented in natural wood floors, the use of plants and even just allowing more daylight into your living space.
In terms of adding more natural drama to your home, one particular natural trend stands out from the rest – the living wall. This is pretty much exactly as you would imagine – a wall planter that creates a green blanket of foliage. Taking house plants to the next level!
Make a Statement with Sculptural Lighting
We’ve mentioned lighting already when it comes to industrial styling, but there’s another important lighting trend you won’t want to miss out on – sculptural lighting. Of course, all lighting has some sort of aesthetic quality, but sculptural lighting takes it to the next level, adding an artistic touch to a table or wall lamp. You can make use of our Lights.co.uk voucher codes again to find the perfect piece, such as their Scudo Copper Coloured Designer Wall Lamp.
Black and White All Over
There are a few ways you can adapt the monochrome trend to suit your own tastes. Perhaps the most versatile way is to enjoy the abundance of black and white geometric patterns that can currently be found on bedding and upholstery. Or you could go for something more extreme and decide that the trend for bold, black bathrooms is your thing. Think dark tiling, dark sinks and opulent mirrors.
But there is another route you might want to go down – adding a little splash of colour. Ok, so it’s not strictly speaking black and white in the truest sense, but it is very much still part of the trend, trust us. Opting for a strong monochrome theme, then just adding the odd spot of colour in the room (perhaps in the form of a cushion or two) can have a very pleasing effect. There is even a trend called ‘90% white, 10% colour’, which is fairly self-explanatory, we think you’ll agree. If you do want to shop with a specific colour in mind, be it black, white or any colour of the rainbow, then our HomeColours voucher codes will be prove very handy indeed. Not only is their site organised by room, but you can also filter all their home accessories by colour too – just use the chart at the top of their homepage.
Other Interior Design Trends
But if you do want to add that splash of colour, why not go with yellow? Home accessories in this shade are very in right now, so a few choice items here and there will add a bit of brightness to a room. On the theme of brightness, another trend that will evoke a feeling of warmth is the tropical one. You may have already noted the fact that palm prints seem to be everywhere right now (such as with the Emma Willis Maldives Duvet Set, available with our Dunelm voucher codes). So why not consider a palm wallpaper feature wall if you want to go one step further?
But on the flip side, for those who prefer something a bit darker, a bit richer and a bit more opulent, will be all for the current velvet trend. Dark velvet sofas and even velvet curtains will all add a touch of luxury to your abode.
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By Anna Scott, 16th September 2019