As I trained as an interior designer I am always interested in the latest trends for property interior schemes and it’s essential to keep abreast of trends as our company supplies interior timber doors.
My recent research into future Autumn and Winter trends in Interior Design has been particularly pleasing to me as I love some of the colours and textures suggested for next season. Last year saw a lot of greys and blues for paint decoration and this has been coming through in our painted doors. This grey neutral trend, which was often contemporary, is set to continue with a more retro feel which will compliment many of the UK’s older properties.
With winter weather as inspiration, knits for cushions and accessories seems to be suggested again as do fabrics with texture such as tartans and checks, in particular fabrics with a luxurious, strokable feel such as plush. All hinting at a cosy, fireside atmosphere and as woodburning stoves are increasingly purchased then this cosy style will be very popular. I have noticed a surface decorative trend towards woodland, ferns and natural organic images, in tiles, furnishing fabrics down to screens with sumptuous coverings of embroidered Japanese tree themes.
The Nordic folk theme is also evident and blue on cream/white lends well to surface designs on fabric, tiles and household accessories. In contrast a retro interest in such as Downton Abbey during the 20’s will be influential, with glass chrome and vintage drinks cabinets (I have seen a lot of cocktail shakers in the shops).
Retro freestanding baths seem to be a must for traditional homes with larger bathrooms and with these in mind there as some stunning, vintage style, ceramic tiles in Edwardian and retro designs in shades of blues, greys and green. These on-trend colour ranges give a fresh look to traditional homes and in the same vogue, Liberty have a lovely range of fabrics and wallpapers with fresh blues greens greys and pinks. To complement this natural theme there are some stunning coloured candles and candlestick holders in fresh, vibrant colours to accessorise and bond an interior and of course these are always a special winter purchase