Styling a home should never be stagnant, it is an evolving process that will have pieces coming and going and rooms taking shape over time. My own home is an eclectic mix of pieces from now and times gone by. A little like fashion, it is important to start with the basics or investment pieces, and then add accents which can be done by season. Let’s take a look at the interior trends to come for Summer 16/17
Five Interior Trends for Summer 16/17
Green is everywhere in the new season accent pieces, though it is even making its presence know in the investment pieces that are trickling into shops right now. Deep greens seem to be the colour of choice in art pieces, cushions even in a lounge. Stunning colours for right now.
While the fiddle leaf fig is on the down turn, indoor plants are on the rise in popularity again. Think maiden hair ferns, peace lilly plants and leaf palm tress, all of which are being used to create a feel of luxury. Your own oasis at home. There is nothing wrong with using a mix of real and faux indoor plants to cover this trend if you have a black thumb like I do.
Dark stained timber is on the way up again, popping up with regularity in homewares shops. While the scandi trend is still holding its own, dark timbers are increasing in popularity. The dark timber gives the room a rich luxurious feel. The depth of a room with dark green accents against rich ark stained timber is simply stunning.
Gold and Silver
Cooper may have been top of the tree for a while now, but gold and silver or a combination of the both more a muted gold, are set to create a stir. Use these colours in your accent pieces, candle holders, photo frames or the occasional cushion.
Not a new trend though nooks are set to receive a new descriptive name as the Summer season sets in, escapism. Essentially a small and cosy space that is for a single purpose. An example would be a desk nook, or a reading nook. This could also extend to a master bathroom or bedroom, think any space you can get away too for a bit of rest and relaxation.
While these trends will also come and go, if you like to add a few bits and pieces to your home to reflect the season you are in, these will have you covered for Summer 16/17.
Do you decorate for the season? Are you a fan of green? What is your favourite colour?
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