The Top 5 Trends of the year – Christmas Countdown
This year there have been lots of bold and interesting trends in the home. Experimenting with colours and textures has become accessible to everyone, no matter what their budget. With Christmas on the horizon, it seems a good time to look at the top 5 interiors trends this year and how you can incorporate them into your home. Better still, there’s still time to get it done for Christmas and impress the in-laws (or out-laws)!
5. High Gloss
High gloss as a trend started off on the kitchen and has gradually made it’s way through the whole home. The good news is, it is set to stay for quite some time to come.
“The ‘High Gloss’ look has been extremely popular as a way to open up the room and make it appear larger with reflective surfaces. It also has a feeling of luxury, which has been very in this season. The great thing with high gloss is that it’s very a. There are lots of solid colour finishes to choose from ,as well as real wood high gloss finishes. You can even choose to go for high gloss in your accessories, as with this gorgeous white Urn. A real statement piece in any bedroom or lounge area.”
– Peter Langley, Designer
4. Textured wall papers
Wall papers have never been so fashionable and there is a huge choice out there by designers such as Romo and The Designers Guild. The textures with flocking and beading make wall paper and three dimensional aspect of the room and can really add to the look and texture.
“These days there are lots to choose form with wallpapers. Lots of designers have beautiful and interesting designs to give your room a real sense of dimension and movement. You don’t have to break the bank either! You can choose to have a feature wall, or with lots of Internet company’s and highstreet’s getting creative, there has never been so much choice. A favourite of mine is Flock your wall.”
– Gemma Stockberger, Showroom manager
Use lighting to add interesting features to otherwise seemingly boring objects. Maybe you can light up a favourite ornament, or use lighting under the bed to give the illusion of a floating bed. Use lighting as a form of decoration to add warmth and make rooms feel cosy and homely. In the lounge and living room use lighting to it’s best advantage to light shelving and display cabinets and turn these areas into real ‘Wow’ features.
2. Bold colour
Block colouring has been very much a part of the fashion for clothing this year, and this has also translated into the home. Don’t be afraid to use bold splashes of statement colours that you love as a signature note and tie other aspects of your room around it. This lounge area shows perfectly how to use a colour as bold as orange to great effect.
1. Mix it up!
Don’t feel with furniture, especially bedroom, that in order for it to match and look well together it all has to be the same. Nothing could be further from the truth.
“Modern fashions have changed so that these days, pretty much anything goes! To give a fresh feeling to an otherwise traditional room design, I love to mix up real wood veneers with painted satin, or even high gloss for a look that is truly unique. The traditional aspect to the furniture design stops it from going out of date, whilst the twist on the finish gives it a new exciting feel. Our customers seem to feel the same, with the oak and white satin twist room being the most popular this year!”
-Peter Langley, Langley Interiors
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