During the first half of 2016 we’ve fawned over rose gold, gone giddy over tropical prints and fussed over feature lighting, so what’s now and next when it comes to on trend interiors updates? As we wade head first into what has so far been a pleasantly warm Autumn, we take a little look at the new interiors styling trends that will be influencing in coming months…
Bringing together a distinctly Indiana Jones vibe with an appreciation of antiques, the historical exploration trend is all about celebrating unusual finds of old or perhaps putting the spotlight on oddities that you’ve collected on your travels or even finds from nature. From stunning seashells through to sketches of flora and fauna, expect to see furnishings and finishing touches that feature plant drawings, treasure maps and artefacts that would be at home in an explorer’s display cabinet.
You don’t need to go down to the woods today to see spectacular soft furnishing prints featuring bears, badgers and hedgehogs. That’s because these little critters along with others like foxes and hedgehogs have been making a big splash in home departments of shops up and down the country. The woodland trend follows on from the heritage inspired interiors of previous years, combining cute sketches, stitching and prints of wild animals complemented by browns, berry shades and plenty of trees, mountains and pine cones. Equally at home in the living room or the little one’s nursery this is a cosy look that will be easy to get on board with as the colder nights close in.
Open plan living is increasingly the norm and not just in flats and apartments. With families spending time in the same room taking part in different activities, little nooks where you can curl up with a book or tablet away from the TV are being factored into the design of living rooms, dining rooms and other downstairs spaces. You could choose to break things up with bi-fold doors, bookshelves or bespoke shelving loaded with decorative books or treasures from your travels to tap into the explorer trend. Another option is to use decorative screens and doing so opens up a world of décor opportunities.
You could choose to purchase a traditional oriental inspired screen complete with intricate detailing or to decorate a plain wooden screen yourself with paints. Or, better still, why not use a screen as a freestanding gallery wall to display your best photography transferred to canvas? That way you’ll have the perfect blank space to update with new works of art when the next wave of trends comes round.
Do you like to take yourself away from the rest of the family to read a book or perhaps to listen to records? Take a peek at our book inspired canvas prints and our post on custom prints for your record corner and you may find some ideas to make a quiet area your own.