Trend predictions from interior experts
"Bold, daring colours are back for 2017"
We’ve spoken to several home interior experts to provide expert tips on how to incorporate new trends into your home.
Add depth and texture to any room with luxurious grey fabrics
Kevin Royal, Managing Director at ScS, provides his trend predictions for 2017: “We’re already seeing a large shift towards fabric sofas rather than leather and we expect to see this continue throughout the year with grey being the most popular colour.
“Although grey has been a well-loved interior trend for a while now, we are expecting to see customers opting for products with varying grey tones, to add depth and texture to their living spaces.
“In both sofas and flooring, chevron print is the new stripe, with customers likely to opt for the zig zag pattern over straight lines, to give their home a more fashionable, funky look.
“The Highland Twist Mist carpet would incorporate a chevron print into your living room – creating a cosy yet funky environment.”
Strong metallic accessories
Emma Brindley, group interior designer for Redrow Homes, thinks softer metals such as copper will be less popular: “Metallics are still huge news, particularly gold.
“We’ve moved away from the softer, more muted tones to a radiant, stronger gold that brings richness to the home.
“In terms of accessories, don’t be afraid to combine a number of textures too. On trend texture combinations include glass and metallic vases, candlesticks that blend wood with a painted finish and chopping boards crafted from weathered wood and marble.”
Colour blocking with fabrics rather than paint
David Roebuck, managing director at online blinds retailer Direct Blinds, who believes that 2017 will be about experimenting with different block colours, says:
“Bold, daring colours are back for 2017, with warming orange, sunshine yellows and bright blues looking set to dominate both the catwalks and our home interior products.
“Whilst grey will always be popular, those that aren’t afraid to be vibrant should opt for a bold blind colour, to make a real focal point in a room. Plus, roller blinds are easy to maintain and are easily changed to fit in line with current trends.”
Mix up your living room with different coloured roller blind fabrics and matching cushions. Plain roller blinds are low cost but the combination of colours make a stylish impact on any room in the house. The turmeric and king fisher are part of a new colour palette available at Direct Blinds.
Deep buttoned headboards
Jonathan Warren, director at Time4Sleep, predicts soft fabrics and upholstered beds will be huge in 2017. He says: “While wooden and metal beds will still be popular, we are expecting to see a shift towards upholstered beds as homeowners set out to create a softer look.
“Deep buttoned headboards and soft grey fabrics, in velvet and velour will be popular, in a variety of styles.
“Choose an upholstered sleigh bed for a different twist on this trend, or for something more practical choose a storage bed to keep any mess at bay.”
The brand new Oxford Sleigh bed is the latest addition to Time4Sleep’s extensive range of beds. Lovingly handmade in the UK, the Oxford Sleigh bed takes its inspiration from classical Chesterfield inspired design.
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