We are in the Ham & High - Interior Design Trends to Look Out for in 2016

Audrey Whelan featured in the Ham & High

We are in the Ham & High!

‘A new year means new styles, materials and colours – in short, an excuse to get creative. Local
interior designers reveal the biggest interiors trends for the year ahead.'

Seasonal shades, mixed materials and statement lighting are all tipped to be huge, as is mixing
interior with exterior – think concrete materials, minerals and statement green plants. Artisanal goods will continue to make waves, so opt for unique, individually crafted pieces. The bohemian vibes of 2015 aren’t going away just yet, with repurposed, ‘upcycled’ goods remaining on trend. If it’s hard to know where to start; we’ve compiled a list of the key trends to look out for to help with your new year overhaul.

Encaustic tiles and geometric patterns – on everything from wallpaper to soft furnishings – are set to be everywhere in 2016. Audrey recommends pairing different patterns for a unique, out-there statement: “I predict more confidence with pattern – and combining different types,” she says.

“Painterly florals with geometrics, for example – it can be done!”

She suggests mixing up different materials for a similar effect – think marble with metallics and
painted surfaces with textured woods. “2016 will no doubt see people becoming even more confident about combining a wide mix of materials in their homes – different pieces in different finishes, as we move further away from the more traditional idea of ‘matching’ items of furnishings in a room.” Time to start experimenting…..’

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