Three hot decorating trends for 2015
Making even simple aesthetic changes can give your home a fresh look and feel. A new year is a great time to make some updates to realign your living spaces with your personality and how you use your home.
With so many emerging trends you'd be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed when considering a new look. So, we've selected three key home interior trends for 2015 to help get you started.
Are you feeling bold?
If this year is about making a statement then striking colour and geometric patterns is the emerging trend for you. Splashes of colour, watercolour prints and painted abstract designs will be popular in 2015. Cushions, artwork and ceramics can quickly and cheaply make the most of this trend. Choose either one bold colour (indigo blue will be huge this year) against white or mix several colours and don't be afraid of clashing.
If you want to be bold without colour, use mismatched patterns to make an impact. Select a mixture of rugs, prints and cushions with contrasting patterns in neutral tones and break them up with metallic accessories.
Do you need a sanctuary?
Create a calm and relaxing space with soft colours, textures and curved edges. The soft pastels of the 80's are making a comeback throughout wall colour, soft furnishings and artwork.
Dusky pinks, pastel greens and various shades of grey work beautifully against blond wood furniture and can soften concrete finishes too.
Pastel and blond wood accessories such as vases, bowls and picture frames are small touches that can effectively introduce this new trend economically.
Want to connect with nature?
Natural materials and colours are trending as our want to better connect with the environment and nature grows. This direction will come across through handmade embellishments, raw materials and matte finishes.
Weathered metallic accents will compliment a natural colour palette and organic textures. Introduce copper, pewter, gold and steel accessories such as vases, utensil holders, serving trays and bowls.
A unique and handmade feel will introduce plenty of woven fabric, knits, tassels and pom poms and expect organic shapes and textures. Timber furnishings will be stripped back and raw and any shiny or polished finishes will be aimed at showing off natural grains and detail.
Make updates easily with indoor plants in wooden and woven pots and hangers. Use woven wall hangings and display coral, sand stone and driftwood treasures on tables and shelves.