Interior trends can come and go in the blink of an eye, while others hang around forever. The ones that don’t date all have something in common; they tend to evolve.
The trends that withstand the test of time become styles we know and love for decades. And in this post I want to address a few of the best ones that are thriving right now.
So jump on the trend bandwagon and get inspired to make over your space this spring.
The New Coastal
Sand in bottles, anchors on the wall and nautical influences are all banned in The New Coastal interiors trend. This style is about the exploration of texture.
The colour is turned down in this look (think creams, whites and soft greys, punctuated with ocean blue accents), while the materials and finishes are tactile and varied.
Start from the floor up with this look. A twist and textured carpet or Plantino bamboo flooring is a great way to set the scene. Then, choose furniture in blonde timber, rustic oak, rattan or wicker – teamed with glossy white paint.
In soft furnishings, the more tassels and embellishments the better! Look to lattice bedding, cushions with frayed edges and pom poms, plus knitted and woven throws. This is a cosy look that feels fresh and contemporary.
We might love a laid-back lifestyle, but graphic glamour has been working its way into homes the last year or so and it looks set to stay.
Sophistication is king in this look, and the decorating is a less-is-more approach. Luxury finishes like brass, glass and marble are seen in statement decor pieces, while the base colour palette is easy on the eye. Think mid-grey tones, rich taupes, and moody blues.
The aesthetic here might be high end, but you can still have fun with it. Graphic patterns feature heavily in this look, so don’t be afraid to rock geometric shapes. It’s these patterns that keep the look contemporary and interesting, so definitely incorporate them.
When considering flooring that’ll help you channel a sense of sophistication, veer toward styles that feel as good underfoot as they look; Serenity nylon twist carpet or Plantino engineered oak are both great options.
The Botanics trend landed over two years ago and we’ve not stopped bringing the outdoors in ever since. Plants have made their way inside and we’ve found new and interesting ways to display them.
The Modern Tropics look takes the concept a step further; channelling lush rainforests and a jungle-inspired colour palette. The foundation is rich and moody; chocolate browns dominate the base.
To bring this look to life, we’re exploring the full scale of green tones, and muddy greys also get a workout. This style also features industrial influences, so if you find yourself a fan of that look, it’ll bode well for a tropical makeover.
The flooring in this style – especially hard flooring – is wonderfully rustic. Plantino laminate deluxe, for example, features a somewhat aged appearance with a real depth of colour. In soft flooring, a solution died nylon twist carpet like the Habitat in Verve is a great mid-tone colour that’s packed with versatility.
The Modern Tropics look also allows you to play up the fun factor with bold patterns. Think bird motifs, gorgeous florals and a tonne of colour clashing.
The Good News…
Trends do come and go quickly, but the great thing about the flooring choices mentioned here is that they’re all fairly subdued in nature.
This approach to flooring means that you can change your interior looks seasonally and your carpet, vinyl, floorboards or tiles will all look amazing for years to come.
To explore the latest looks from Choices Flooring – and see more interior trends – check out their new Floors for Living catalogue here.