Seasonal interiors trends
At last it’s time to preview the hottest interiors trends for this super hot season. As the days are so much lighter, now is the perfect opportunity to take a firm, unflinching look at your home décor and design.
You can then get excited about all the wonderful ways you can revamp it this summer! Here’s a round-up of our favourite key interiors trends and our insider tips and tricks to make them work for you.
Ice cream colours
Gelato is go. Ice cream-inspired pastels that pop were all over the catwalks including collections from Nina Ricci, Valentino and Céline. So it seems interiors trends are set to follow suit. Think shades of buttercup yellow, bluebell, coral, lavender and candyfloss pink. Perennially popular in spring, pastels give an instant lift to interiors, whether you choose to go bold with a statement wall or door, or subtly accessorise your room with chairs, cushions or even tableware. Pastels are flattering, uplifting and give an instant ‘new-season’ look and feel to almost any area of your home. The only problem is deciding which palette to work from! Don’t be afraid to mix and match à la Valspar and get really creative with your colour scheme.
Resistance is futile. The metallic trend is here to stay. Although this season silver seems set to take a back seat to gold (all shades, including rose) and brass. Be prepared to see gold detailing everywhere – not just on, say, photo frames and lighting. If you’re keen to make a serious style statement, why not treat your furniture to the Midas touch? Swoon Editions is in the vanguard with its stunning Ziggy brass-clad starburst front sideboard. For a more understated effect, go for metallic handles or legs instead.
Texture is huge in terms of importance and range. We see two main ‘micro-trends’. The first features materials such as rattan and wicker, complemented by elements such as appliqué. These combine to create a relaxed, rustic, artisanal look and feel. At the other end of the scale, it’s about opulence – think silks, satins, and, above all, velvet.
A velvet sofa might seem the obvious choice with which to update your home, but velvet curtains – or even a velvet ottoman – are other ways to tap into this trend. Paler shades are perfect for spring and summer, but a bright jewel hue works equally well as a contemporary accent colour. Take your cue from Luxdeco with this tasteful teal/cream combo.
Tropical prints can be surprisingly versatile and these are one of the most popular interiors trends. Bright florals and palm motifs deliver an instant, fun summer vibe, although this year the smart money says the trend will tend more towards dark, lush, jungle-esque greens. Tropical is a fast, easy fix for dull, drab bathrooms – and works surprisingly well with period fixtures. Try the Voyager bathroom collection by Dunelm Mill.