It’s always risky making predictions; the future tends to be mercilessly uncertain. That said here is a run-down of the interior design trends we expect to see a lot more of during 2016. This list will give you the chance to make the trendiest home improvements before anyone else, allowing you to get ahead and impress your guests.
- Re-purposed Items
To start with we predict that there will be a lot more re-purposing going on. While this trend has been going on for a year or two now, we estimate that 2016 will be THE YEAR of re-purposing. In case you’re not familiar with the concept it simply means using an item for a purpose for which it was not originally intended; think hip bars that serve drinks not in standard glass but in jam jars, the jam jars have been re-purposed to be used as glasses.
This trend is extremely popular and it’s easy to see why; first and foremost, people are delighted by the novelty of using an item in an unusual way. The trend is also popular among environmentalists who wish to save and reuse thrown away items as both a statement against a throw-away culture and a practical way to reduce waste and consumption.
This bohemian chic style will become even more prevalent in 2016.
In terms of interior design, artisan refers to purchasing furniture and household decorations from small producers that create one-off items, rather than shopping at IKEA and purchasing the same chest-of-drawers that 10 million other people brought.
In 2016 artisan products will become increasingly popular. As ever, people want to stand out and nothing does this like having something unique which no one else has. Artisan furniture is a great way to design a unique looking home. The trend is also supported by the general dislike of the mass producing, faceless companies. These days’ people prefer to support their local ‘whatever’ – if their bank balance will allow it that is!
- Earthy Colours
Along with handmade, artisan products purchased from real craftsmen, 2016 will also see an increase in earthy colours. This means wholesome dark greens and deep oranges.
This one will also apply to doors as we predict that people will start choosing earthy, natural looking colours to paint their exterior doors. As with re-purposing and artisanal goods, this trend links back to peoples increasing awareness of the natural environment and their desire to ‘get back to the earth’.
Look out for looks of natural, earthy colours in 2016!