When it comes to decorating our house, I do love a bit of everything, modern and traditional. You could say that even though I do like to mix things up, I am a hard person to work with when it comes to my house as I am not only so picky with what I do like but I am so changeable also. One day I could want modern, and then next, traditional. I find it hard to stick with one certain look for too long and am already looking at new styles for our livingroom, even though it was only redone last year.
So I've been looking around for inspiration of how to next design our front room and came across a post on Home and Horizon about interior design trends for 2016 which is talking about the new trends for this year and what will be big on the design front.
New trends come and go all the time, from colour choices, to style, furniture and lighting. Of course, traditional styles will always work throughout the home and have longevity because they embrace the basic form and function needed in a home, whereas modern styles come and go as they only reflect the current mood in society itself.
It's a minefield of trying to work out what looks good, fits with your lifestyle and will follow trends of this year. So Baytree Interiors, interior design specialists have set the way for 2016 with their take on what design trends are set to be big this year.
Me personally, I hate white and magnolia rooms. I find them bland and boring. I also dislike the new monochrome trend that everyone seems to be following at the moment. Obviously people have different tastes and that's their choice, but I prefer to show off my colourful personality and give a room some life.
For furniture, I will always pick traditional and much prefer solid pine and oak units rather than the glossy look. Apparently, this year will see the rise of a wide range of bright and colourful furniture ranges to give a contrasting look to your home. With mixing colour being a big trend this year and also the current run of upscaling is still going to be big as people look to repurpose instead of buying new.
With the thoughts on mixing style together, mid-century traditional furniture designs are set to be coupled with industrial fixtures and fittings to create a minimalist theme. I actually quite like this idea, having some old pieces of solid oak furniture and setting them off with metal framework bookshelves and polished metal lighting. I think it will work quite well together.
Lighting is everything when you are trying to portray a certain mood and this is set to come in to play this year as filament bulbs provide a warm glow with a vintage look with pedants and chandeliers showing the mood of the room.
I have quite liked reading about the upcoming trends for 2016 and it has certainly given me some food for thought. All I know is that I will still be sticking with bold colours to show off my personal style preference. Now just to work out where tp go from there!