Cheers to a New Year, lets welcome 2016 with a new + fresh outlook.
NEW YEAR, NEW LOOK!
Take a look at our 7 favourite design trends for 2016:
1. Softer Colour Palette
With Pantone announcing Rose Quartz + Serenity as the colours of the year, it is no surprise that soft pinks and blues will dominate 2016 interiors. From painted walls to small accessories, this colour palette can easily be adapted to your current interior. Learn more about the colours of the year for 2016.
2. Grey tones in hardwood flooring.
Moving away from the traditional chocolate brown hardwood flooring, 2016 embraces the sleek and more contemporary grey tones. In the last few years grey has been sneaking its way into homes, creating a neutral canvas for virtually any colour palette you have in mind. From light tones to dark charcoal greys, the possibilities are endless!
3. Modern Metallics
After gaining tremendous popularity in the last few years, metals are here to stay for another year. While in 2014 and 2015 we saw coppers and brass primarily used, in 2016 there is a shift towards mixing and matching metallic. Accents of gold, platinum, copper and steel all work together to create a sleek and edgy appearance. From lighting to tiles and furniture, metals can really spice up an interior, plus they work great with the colour duo of the year.
We find this gold & edgy Corvallis Table Lamp to be a perfect fit!
Geometric patterns are in, especially in tiles! From subtle creations for a minimalist look, to bright bold statements for a youthful spirit, geometric tiles can completely change a space. The best places to incorporate geometric tiles are in bathrooms and kitchens, either through an accent wall or unique flooring. If you feel creative, most tile companies offer now unique tile shapes (like hexagon) in many different colours that you can mix and match to create your own pattern. If you’re looking to find ways to accessorize your space with geometrical pieces, the Lanesboro Runner Rug and Frome Stool are a great addition!
5. Bringing Nature In
As sustainability + wellness continue to influence design decisions this year, you can expect more use of natural elements such as cork, marble, wood, and stone. Wall décor, accessories and artwork will be nature inspired. Find out how a green wall can improve the health of your home. Bringing the outdoors into each space creates the relaxed retreat we seek in a home. The Letizia Accent Chair is just one example incorporating nature into your furniture pieces! Get our Sustainable Guide to learn how to create a healthier lifestyle at home.
6. Functional Decor
The presence of functional decoration is gaining greater importance. It has become important to acquire objects that can function within the space to suit a person’s lifestyle. Keeping with the minimalistic and clever use of space, it is important to maximize your square footage to its fullest potential. Learn how to create a more minimalist home.
7. Modular Furniture
Modular furniture in home applications has been gaining momentum as interior spaces are becoming multi-functional. From living room to study room, furniture should easily adapt. Instead of purchasing several different furniture pieces, try investing in something that can be easily adapted to a different use, or reconfigured. The Tomlin Bed is a sophisticated piece combining a bed frame with open shelving! Find out more about multi-use spaces.
Interested in knowing what future trends could look like? Read on about The Home of the Future.