Looking to build your home? From luscious curves and statement screens to mix-and-match metallics, here are five of the biggest design trends that you need to know about according to the experts.
1. Soft Matt Tones
We are seeing a move away from stark, minimalist bathrooms towards texture, soft pastels and matt finishes, which are all ideal for turning your bathroom into a relaxing retreat. When pairing different tiles it’s important to keep some elements consistent, such as the finish, to give the overall space a sense of cohesion.
2. Furniture-like Islands
With open-plan living still going strong and many of us moving to smaller homes, there has been an increased focus on clever, compact kitchen ideas. One notable trend is furniture-style kitchen islands, which blur the lines between being a functional work zone, dining space and piece of furniture – all while sitting comfortably within an open living area. In small open-plan spaces its a good idea to conceal the utilitarian elements of the kitchen, such as the fridge and extractor fan, as much as possible to create a calmer feel that blends with your living area.
3. Soft Lines
First it was arched doorways, now it’s joinery, furniture, fireplaces and facades – curves are creeping into just about every area of our homes, inside and out. As design trends move away from the sharp lines that have dominated for the past 10 years or so, this ’70s- and ’80s-inspired trend is adding a sense of gentleness to our living spaces. Less is more when it comes to curves; consider adding a curved end to your island bench, a pill-shaped table top or mirror, or a curved wall or ceiling in an otherwise linear interior.
4. Feature Screens
With the rise of indoor-outdoor living and the trend for bigger expanses of glass in our homes, the challenges of privacy and light control have come to the fore. Designers have responded by creating beautiful and unique screens to add to home facades. They block views and filter light while retaining views from the inside – and many also create beautiful light and shadow patterns when the interiors are lit at night. They offer thermal benefits too, holding heat off the building and creating an air gap between the wall of the home and the screen to moderate indoor temperatures. This trend is still in its early stages so expect to see more market options coming through.
5. Mixed Metals
News alert – your metals no longer need to match. From gold and champagne to matt black, one of the biggest trends of the moment is mixing different metals in a single space. Try out this new look in your kitchen, laundry or bathroom. The beauty of a mixed-materials aesthetic is that you can add to it over time with accessories and decorative elements.
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