The New Year has arrived, and with it brings a heap of new predictions for the year ahead.
Teplio's top interiors trends to look out for in 2016
The spheres of fashion, music and interiors shift as the years go by, and so we’ve gathered a pick of interior design trends which are predicted to make an impact across UK homes in 2016.
Now we’re not offering a cast-iron guarantee that all of these ideas will suit every home, but hopefully these trends will provide you with some design inspiration and keep you on the pulse of what's hot and what's not...
Not all of the trends predicted to come to prominence in the next twelve months are particularly new or groundbreaking ideas. As the old saying goes: 'what goes around, comes around'.
Exotic prints have been part of the interior landscape in the UK for a good couple of years now, however this year design buffs are suggesting that tropical florals and fauna incorporate a clashing colour palette. In particular, the clash of oranges, greens and purples against the contrasting materials of bamboo and rattan are set be extremely popular in trendy homes.
Now we’re not suggesting turning your entire property into an exotic jungle, but adding cushions, duvets or rugs with this print style will most definitely add flavour to your home ahead of summer.
This year is also the Chinese Year of the Monkey, so don’t be surprised if you see the odd magazine feature making reference to monkey prints!
Bye bye copper
As mentioned in a previous blog, copper tones were the talk of the town back in 2015, and while this tone will still look great in homes, we predict that in 2016, there will be an upsurge in gold and silver tones, which are gaining in popularity again. Mix these tones with the velvet hues which are about to be mentioned, and you’re likely to create a home that an interior designer would be proud of.
Nod to the seventies
With this trend, it seems the interior world are paying homage to the late David Bowie’s flamboyant style, as a more theatrical, excessive and over-the-top interior style could well win out in 2016, especially when it comes to a property’s fixtures and furnishings.
Velvet chairs and cushions are everywhere at the moment, and will instantly add an element of class to any lounge or bedroom. However, velvet can be a tricky fabric around mucky children, so be wary of this before purchasing!
Up cycling rages on
Up cycling has been one of the most prominent interior design trends in the last five years or so, and it doesn’t look as if it will disappear any time soon. Up cycling refers to the notion of reusing discarded objects to make them worth more than they were in the first place.
Interior designers can’t stop talking about the craze, and this year, it's up cycled, vintage wooden tables which will be particularly popular, as will shop-bought accessories which can then be altered to add character.
Last year we took a closer look at 'up and up cycling', which you can read all about here.
Design trends are constantly coming and going, but monochrome has always been a winner, as it’s a timeless colour scheme. However, in the last few months, many experts have tipped charcoal as the colour of 2016, and have therefore suggested that the contrast between charcoal and white will be most popular this year, and will work particularly well in a bathroom or bedroom.
So, we’ve given you the lowdown of some of the interior design trends likely to score highly in 2016, now it’s your turn to decide if any of these could be compatible with your home décor.
Good luck and happy decorating!