Interior Design Trends 2016

Posted on Jan 13 2016 - 11:30am by Samantha Clark
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In the week that Pantone announced their colour of the year as Rose Quartz and Serenity, interior experts have provided us with their insight into the top design trends we can expect to see cropping up over the next year. Get thinking: foliage and decadent colour choices.

So, keep reading and start planning your 2016 decorating projects…

Houseplants

house plants

Image from Home for Now by Joanna Thornhill, photograph by James Gardiner © CICO

“The trend for houseplants within the home is going from strength to strength, with many of us rediscovering the simple joys of some modest indoor foliage. Retro plants like the monstera and palm are cropping up as prints all over the Spring-Summer 16 collections, and retailers are rushing to introduce plant pots, terrariums and even macrame hanging planters to their inventory. Whilst copper is still a big trend and is often paired with plants for a modern twist, we are also seeing a move towards a generally organic, eco-friendly approach to the home, which as well as incorporating plants also includes natural woods, organic cottons and ethically produced or handmade homewares and accessories, to create a look that feels homegrown and individual rather than perfectly co-ordinated.”

–          Joanna Thornhill is a freelance interior stylist, writer and the author of the book Home for Now

“My interiors trend prediction for 2016 is houseplants! Thanks to the 1970s revival that started earlier this year, I’ve noticed houseplants cropping up in the homes of the stylish and chic for a while now and I think 2016 could see our homes becoming even greener. From large indoor trees to smaller succulents, leafy plants are creeping back into our homes, making them happier and healthier places to be. Also, that 1970s stalwart, the hanging planter, is even making a return, although this time in contemporary metals rather than woven macrame.”

–          Victoria Harrison – interior stylist, writer and Editor-In-Chief of Houzz.co.uk

Natural Elements

Natural Elements Interior Design 2016

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“A trend that I’m seeing more and more is returning to nature, we’re seeing more use of natural materials and lines and shapes that feel more organic and natural.”

–          Grant Pierrus – Grant runs London based interior design blog Interior Style Hunter

Old Meets New

Old meets new

Image source: Carolyn Parker Interior Design

“We continue to find comfort in pairing classics like an antique partners desk teamed with a contemporary take on an angle poise lamp.  Reclaimed elements in interior design can add history and depth to a scheme.  Combining these pieces creates a timeless look which we have found to be a growing trend over the years and see it becoming a decade influence.”

–          Carolyn Parker founder of Yorkshire based Carolyn Parker Interior Design.

Dramatic Design

Dramatic Design

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“It’s a funny thing when you bring up the subject of a dark wall colour. A huge misconception is that dramatic colour makes a small space feel even tinier but the reality is that it will make any room feel grander. Natural light plays a huge factor; there isn’t a lamp in the world that can light up a room like nature. Painting a room a dark colour with no windows is possible but very risky. You don’t want to leave a space feeling depressed.”

–          Kirsten Grove – interior stylist and contributor to magazines such as Better Home and Gardens and Elledecor.com

Dramatic Design 2

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Whether you plan to move in to a new house or spruce up a tired space in 2016, we hope that these inspired trend predictions will provide you with an eclectic mix of ideas to create the perfect interior look in your home.

If you could so with some extra inspiration then visit the Barker and Stonehouse blog which is regularly kept up to date with key product trends and tips on decorating your house.

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