When renovating, developing or refurbishing a property, it’s a wise idea to stay one step ahead of the latest interior design trends. As we enter a new year, now is the perfect time to take stock of what’s hot (and what’s not) for interior design in 2016, to ensure that you get the décor just right for your next project.
Whether you’re fitting out an office or working on residential properties, here are some of the biggest interior design trends for the year ahead.
Vibrant colour trends
Bold is beautiful in 2016, as a vibrant colour palate inspires designers to be brave with their décor and inject personality into their interiors. Break away from neutral shades by choosing jewel colours such as ruby, emerald and sapphire
However, you can’t please everyone with your choice of colour, so you’ll be pleased to hear that clean and crisp shades of white are also on trend for 2016 – ideal for apartments where simple décor is essential.
On-point patterns and prints
As colours become an increasingly integral part of décor, patterns and prints are being brought into the spotlight too. Geometric designs are having a huge influence on interiors right now, especially for features such as tiling and textiles. Floral patterns are also having a comeback, with statement wallpapers helping to make living spaces stand out – perfect for businesses that want to give their a premises a distinct look a feel.
A touch of luxury
As the UK economy prospers, luxury design is back in vogue, with sophisticated materials and intricate finishes high on the agenda for 2016. Elegant marble surfaces, oversized mirrors and metallic hardware are just some of the interior design trends to watch right now. If you can afford to spend a little extra on decadent design features, you’ll reap the rewards from your tenants, buyers or customers.
However, you don’t need to spend an arm and a leg to make an impression with your decor. On the other side of the scale, upcycling has gone from strength to strength in recent years, and is tipped to be a top interior design trend for 2016. As urban concepts grow in popularity, the industrial look and feel can be achieved with cost-effective scrap materials, given a new lease of life in features such as lighting and furniture.
Striking the balance between the latest styles and enduring designs can be tough as a landlord, property developer or business. However, by tactfully incorporating these trends into your décor, you can add value to your property and make a great impression on visitors.
Whether you’re redecorating your property or fitting out a commercial space, bear these interior design trends in mind to achieve stunning results with staying power from your next project. Need help with your painting and decorating? Brighter FM specialises in refurbishments and re-let works!