Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Interior Designing trends to look out for in 2016

Is redecorating your home one of your new year's resolutions? If yes, here are some trends you should keep an eye on in the coming year. In 2016, the mantra of 'less is more' will continue.
·       Eco and sustainable - Sustainability is at the heart of everything this year. Think re-purposing, reinventing, reusing and recycling. The key is to find new uses for old things and reinvest in pieces you’ll love and enjoy for years to come.
·       Heart of the home - The kitchens will get all the attention this year. The minimalistic and clever usage and arrangement of spaces is also extremely important for the today's dynamic lifestyle that there is further rising popularity for open plan kitchens.  kitchens are echoing smart functional designs that casually blend into the rest of the house.
·       Colour - Pantone surprised the design community by naming not one but two colours for the year 2016. Pantone's 2016 colour of the year is Rose Quarts and Serenity. Rose quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. I expect to see a lot of pink in varied hues throughout 2016. Serenity is a pale, calming blue but darker, more saturated blues are not fading into obscurity. As with pink, blue is less gender-specific, with navy and other dark blues occasionally acting as neutrals. Since both colours chosen are pastels- so yes, pastels are here to stay!
·       Metals - Metals have been hot for several years, with everything from silver to gold to pewter to copper to rose gold having its moment. The trend for 2016 is a metal mix and match. Iron and blackened steel is no longer limited to outdoor furniture and bed frames, it's now being used as simple hardware, bathroom fixtures and even flatware. Designers are blending it with wood and glass, or even sometimes creating entire pieces of matte black metal. Metal is in but not gloss, so go for the matt look.
·       The curves - There seems to be a curvy revolution taking place in interior design lately, and this trend will continue through 2016. Nothing is rectangular any more....its racetrack shape that's catching the fancy of designers. it's almost rectangle, with the sexiness of curves.
·       Patterns - Cheerful chintz, delicate damasks, tropical motifs and the timeless floral prints are all going to show their presence in 2016. Art Deco will make a bold new comeback in 2016 with the trademark geometric patterns and honeycomb shapes to weave their way into everything from wallpaper to artwork, adding elegance and dimension to any space.
·       Mixed materials - Why have one material when you can have two? Think more classic combinations such as wood mixed with marble. The juxtaposition of materials is kept simple with clean lines for a contemporary take with a Scandinavian influence.
·       Pretty Pendants - Lighting trends continue to move away from chandeliers, embracing pendants in all shapes, sizes and materials.
·       Encaustic tiles - These intricate patterned tiles get their colouring from different types of clay rather than glaze, and can be used to create a beautiful, natural-looking focal point. Expect to see encaustic tiles pop up in a variety of rooms throughout the house in 2016, including kitchen back splashes, bathroom shower tiles, accent walls and even fireplace mantles.
·       Artisan accent pieces - Home owners gravitate toward decorating with unique art pieces that tell a story. There will be a rise in the demand for handmade items. Things like crochet, basketry, tassels, handmade rugs and tapestries will be widely seen and used by designers in 2016.
·       Furniture - Furniture shapes and sizes will also lean into the enchanting and unusual, creating an ethereal look for homes. Metals, unique shapes, vibrant colours and pleats will be the furniture highlights for the coming year. Furniture will also be space saving and multifunctional.
·       Bringing the outside in - Nature has returned in force into our homes. Natural materials, wood, plants and indoor gardens bring the promise of ever more original designs into our living spaces. Even apartments without access to gardens will feature an abundance of greenery as interior designers stress on designing environmentally-friendly residences. From potted plants in bathrooms to herb gardens on the kitchen window sill, a strong presence of plant life will bring homes closer to nature.   
·        Landscape designs say just as much about a home as its interior architectural counterparts. Green walls and vertical gardens dominate the landscaping trends. Theme based gardens will also see a comeback.
Simply put, things are going to get more electric in 2016 when it comes to home d├ęcor. So start your year with a quick home refresh by incorporating these latest trends. 

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