Interior Trends for 2016

15th May 2016

Almost half way into 2016, it’s a good time to reflect on what we’ve found to be popular in the world of interiors for this year. Here’s what we’ve found interesting and inspiring.

Cherished Gold

Dulux revealed the colour of 2016 to be Cherished Gold. Inspired by the popularity of the warm metallic tones used to accessories interiors. This colour enriches interiors by adding deep warmth. It add luxury when used on walls, but we find even more so in soft velvet fabrics. In this image the stool is upholstered in ‘Corolle Vermeil’ by Casamance (fabric available from Inside Studio).

Carrara Marble

White Carrara marble was a very popular choice in 2015. It continues to be top choice in 2016, but we are also seeing a lot more black marble too. It is luxurious, elegant and timeless. Whether on the floor, bathroom tiles, side tables or coasters, you can be sure that marble will add richness to your surroundings.

These are our two favourite side tables, we love the way brass compliments the marble, creating an elegant, contemporary feel.

Comfort Patterns

In the winter months, did you noticed how tartan joined the fashion world through scarves this year? It’s very similar for homes this year, and when the Autumn months come round, we will see the reappearance of patterns such as tartan, checkered and houndstooth, in sophisticated, muted shades, adding a comfy touch to a home through cushions and throws.

Large Patterns

Organic, botanical and geometric designs are brighter and bolder in 2016. These patterns can be incorporated as feature wall, window dressing, scatter cushions, or furniture upholstery; one bold but fabulous armchair can have as much impact as a feature wall.

We love this new collection by Casamance, available through Inside Studio.

Sustainable Design

In a small way we can help our planet by opting for sustainable furniture for our interiors. Mango wood is naturally beautiful and is becoming increasingly known as one of the more eco-friendly woods available.

One of our favourite mango wood pieces is this apothecary chest, sold at PC Carpets in Preston (1-2 Lune St).

Indoor Plants

Succulent plants invaded homes and Instagram last year! Plants bring organic character and dynamics to a space. We predict that the next plant to invade our interiors is the Bonsai!

If you have seen other trends appear this year, please post in the comments below.

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