Top Design Trends In 2016Jamie Smith
Just like fashion, design also changes over the years. Here is a look at some of the top design trends of 2016.
Metallic has the ability to change a space and give it a more sophisticated and glamorous look. You are able to add some silver or chrome for a sleek feel or warm a room with rose gold, gold or copper.
Even though metallic is not a new trend, the way that it is being applied is. There is now a growing flexibility to mix and match metallic. You are able to create a statement with one type of metal, but use another to play as an accent role.
Sustainability in Design
There is a big push towards more eco-friendly interiors where design elements minimise the impact that they have on the environment whilst still looking great.
An easy way to achieve such an interior is to add stone or wood as these create a natural feel. Also, try and find artisan products as these have a smaller impact on the environment and usually last a lot longer than those made on a mass scale.
These are prints that can be found in nature and there is a comeback of plant inspired décor, animal print and floral.
These prints are bold, so less is more in this case. Rather use prints like these for one or two pieces that will create a focal point in a space.
Geometric shapes add an instant interest into a room as they really make an impact.
Many of these designs have been inspired by the 70s, which is a trend that is still going strong.
This style can easily be used in your current design. If you prefer a modern look then you could go for shapely furniture or light fixtures that make a statement.
If this is too much for you then you can use geometric patterns in accent textiles or in floor tiles.
Be Bold In Blue
The colour blue is on trend this year and there is a great range of blues to choose from with navy, cobalt and royal blues.
These colours do make an impact so the way you use this colour will depend on the impact that you want to achieve.
Consider painting your walls or brighten up your kitchen with blue. However, if you don’t want to go this bold, add a pop of blue with a statement piece of furniture.