Lots of these trends began to emerge last year. This year we are going to see them everywhere! I’m not really one for following trends in interiors, fashion or in any aspect really. I think your style is something really personal. I have picked the trends emerging this year that I love! However with these trends you can immerse yourself as little or as much as you like 🙂
If you’re on Pinterest you’ll have seen them everywhere! Last year it was all about the Moroccan tile and Boho chic. This year it’s more about geometrics. Particularly neutral tones or monochrome schemes.
The Scandinavian interior influence has been trickling into mainstream design for the last couple of years but this year it will conquer the design world. Scandi Style will be the new Shabby Chic. Out with the frills and florals and in with the neutrals and nature.
We’re becoming more fixated with technology everyday. Our lifestyles have changed that we now equip our homes with wireless charging, smart phones, smart TVs, socialising on-line and having a perfectly brewed coffee or tea in the morning or hot chocolate for kids after school. I’m not a big tea/coffee drinker. In November I was given a Tassimo Vivy when I attended an event. I held off writing about it as I wanted to give it a real test run. Plus I’m not a fan of talking about products that have been gifted to me, as I can’t sugar coat my opinion! I was surprised how much I’ve used it. Nobody gets in or out of here now, without a accepting a hot drink 😉 The little pods have a barcode on them that the machine reads so it knows how much water, steam etc. to use. How cool is that?! So far I’ve used and approved the Cadbury’s Hot Chocolate, Costa Americano, Costa Cappucino and Oreos. I’ve ordered the green tea from their website. Gone are the days of humongous built-in coffee machines. Hurray!
Grey, Grey, Grey
Grey is still the neutral colour this year. 2016 will see it being layered with tones of various greys and possibly complimented with Pantone’s colours of the year Rose Quartz or Serenity. Think of a contemporary take on the 90s! It will work perfectly with the Scandi trend too.
Black and white lends itself really well to Scandi style too. It’s crisp and clean. It’s great if you’re someone that tends to change your mind quite often. Monochrome is great for taking on any accent colour and is fantastic teamed with metals like brass, copper or gold.
Shopping trends for the last couple of years show that we are reverting back to quality products. We’re happy to spend a little bit more to get the quality and finish we want. I’m delighted to see this happening. I’m one of those people who try to live by ‘buy once and buy well’. We can see that artisan food has been major for the last couple of years and this year it’s trickling into our homes. We’re investing in quality made artisan furniture and supporting Irish companies.
Photo Credits: My Domaine, The Room Edit/James French for Ideal Home, Tassimo, Casa Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Snug.
So it’s out with the shabby and in with contemporary chic. For a quick transformation with small investment get some geometric scatter cushions, use grey tones and de-clutter. It’s the perfect time of year for a little change 🙂