Interior Design Trends Which Will be Hot in 2016
The end of the year is drawing nearer, which means trendsetters are looking ahead to what 2016 will bring in terms of style. Interior design trends are constantly changing although some do have staying power, so if you like to stay ahead of the curve it’s time to find out what your home will look like next year. We’ve rounded up some of the hottest interior design trends for 2016 – read on to discover what they are.
In terms of furniture and spatial design, a desire for privacy has sparked a new trend, with products designed for social solitude. Some may say we live in an ‘over-share’ culture, and the effects of this will start to show on our wellbeing. We’ll feel the need for a bit of privacy every now and again, to get away from it all and reconnect with ourselves. Designers are starting to create these kinds of spaces, such as cocooning chairs and calming spaces with a sense of solitude.
The sustainability movement just keeps gaining more momentum, with more and more consumers waking up to the fact that their lavish purchases could be ruining the planet. If it’s recycled, reinvented, upcycled, pre-loved or made sustainably, then it’s ‘in’. From earth friendly paints made from organic plant products to furniture which is ethically manufactured, every single aspect of interior design has a sustainable alternative – it’s time to find it in 2016.
Different metal finishes and metallic shades are definitely hot right now. It doesn’t really matter which colour, it’s not just one shade that is on trend – any metal will do. Brass, silver, copper, gold – as long as it’s cool to the touch and tends to reflect light, you’re onto a winner.
Bringing the Outdoors In
Again, this trend isn’t exactly brand new for 2016 as it has been growing for the past year or so – but it will become more mainstream. This is all about experimenting, and blurring the lines between our interior and exterior spaces. Who says we can’t have a mini garden in our apartment? Or have wallpaper made from bamboo, jute and other plant materials? Why can’t we use garden furniture in our kitchen or lounge? We have to make the most of the outdoors in this country – as proven by our pitiful summer this year – so why not improve your home by playing around with some greenery.
What trends are you looking forward to implementing in your home next year? Any colour palettes or furniture trends have you excited for 2016? Let us know!