We asked one of our favourite bloggers, Victoria from Apartment Number 4 to share her Top 5 Interior Trends for 2015.
As they do so frequently in fashion, trends come and go within interiors and 2016 is set to be one of the most exciting years yet when it comes to design, colour and details. Having run an interior design and lifestyle blog, Apartment Number 4, for six years, it’s great to see so many predicted trends translate into the homes of my friends and family. Today I wanted to share five which are set to be as big as, well, the copper pineapple was in 2015. Let’s get started.
Creating a formal dining space
With the focus on taking a break from technology really making its mark on society, the trend for a formal dining room captures the want and need for less TV and more family time. Instead of sitting on the sofa and eating dinner, create a space where you can catch up on the day, with a beautifully set table, including table cloth or runner, fresh flowers and stylish cutlery. Hell, it might only be Tuesday but why not crack out your finest china.
Mossy greens and inky blues make a dramatic entrance into 2016, teamed with teals, peacock blue, emerald and even acid green for a decadent, avant garde look. The key here is to focus on texture, such as rich velvets juxtaposed with neutral-coloured furnishings and accessories. For this trend to really work, you have to be bold and go for it whole-heartedly, no just dipping your toe into the darker shade of paint.
Brass and gold
Did we ever expect copper to be as popular as it was? Well, with popularity waning for that rose tinted shade, it’s time for brass and gold to whet your appetite. Brass is reminiscent of one of my favourite interior design eras – the roaring twenties – and alongside warmer gold shades, will be a popular metal within home accessories this year.
South American influences
Drawing inspiration from the likes of Peru and Brazil, South American interior influences will be abundance this year. Think tribal prints, a saturated colour palette of orange, pink, red and purple, and hints of greenery – the love for cacti remains strong. The trend also sees artisan designs regain popularity, with locally- made goods offering buyers a story behind their purchase, ideal to mix with everyday designs and vintage finds.
Into the jungle
One of the most popular designs of 2015, the palm leaf print isn’t going away anytime soon, with the infamous Beverly Hills Hotel wallpaper pattern making its way onto textiles and soft furnishings. Team with monochrome for a modern take, as well as incorporating two of this years most popular material choices – rattan and bamboo – for a truly trend-appropriate living space.
By Victoria Jackson, founder of interior design and lifestyle blog, Apartment Number 4.