From copper to marble and mid-century design, which design trends are here to stay, and which are seeing their last days? More the point how do they effect how you present your home for selling or valuation. We need to remember that styling your home is NOT about trends nor is it about you. BUT you do need to pay attention to what your ideal market is exposed to, reading and watching in regard to interiors and property and scatter a sprinkle of this through your property where appropriate to the style f the property, which will help it have the “fresh” and current feel.
So check out below my take on where things are at with trends for 2015 and what we can look to hold on to as well as what we can leave in 2015.
Our copper obsession will remain for most of 2016 but that will certainly be the last innings for this trend.
And while it’s been lingering for a few years now, gold will assume the position of number one metallic. From tap fittings to door handles, bar stools, lighting and accessories, we’ll be crazy for all things gilt.
The sustainability movement may explain the strength of this trend. Like its sister trend, up-cycled furniture, reclaimed timber is set to stay. Not only does aged timber have a beautiful patina, it’s environmentally sound too.
Beautiful, glazed, white tiles aren’t going anywhere soon, which is good news as there’s something lovely and traditional about this look. Pair them with dark grout and dark cabinetry for a modern update.
Another expression of the industrial trend, concrete has managed to find its way from our floors to pot plants, serving platters and everything in between. This material has been used in applications we didn’t even think were possible and as such, it’s a trend that is simmering slowly and is on its way out.
Whether it be natural stone such as marble or limestone, or engineered versions of the real thing, the stone look is not only going strong, but its popularity is on the rise.
From bathroom tiles to splashbacks, book covers and accessories such as cheeseboards and coasters, the stone trend will stay strong in 2016.
Nothing turns a house into a home quite like texture. From linen to woven artworks, artisanal rugs, marble and gleaming metallic surfaces – combine all these for a rich, layered look. Texture is very much here to stay.
When the Mad Men television series came to an end, so too did our obsession with mid-century design. While the odd piece is ok, having a house full of it certainly is not. Unfortunately, the glut of cheap replicas on the market has killed this trend.
From signage (we’re all familiar with the “Keep calm and carry on” or “When life gives you lemons” posters) to illuminated letters and spelt-out words such as “love” or “eat”, this is a look that has very much had its day. This trend has evolved from cute to irritating the longer it has been around.