Can you believe that October is almost here already? It didn’t seem like two minutes ago that summer was just around the corner. Although the year 2015 is well on its way into 2016, I had a thought recently about the current interior design trends. To me, 2015 has been a good year for trends and fashions that more people seem to be taking seriously. They are only little things, but they are making a big difference across the board!
So, I thought I'd share some of my favourites with you. Hopefully, you will enjoy them as much as I have! Plus, who’s to say that you can’t implement them next year? The interior design police?!
The Focal Point
It seems like we have become bolder as we have gotten older! As the years are starting to go by, homeowners are becoming increasingly more confident with their choices. A few years ago, you would never have even heard of focal point furniture, never mind have it in your house. Nowadays, in 2015, it is almost mandatory. Focal point furniture can mainly be found in bathrooms or kitchens. It is all the rage to have a shower, sink or toilet that is bold and brash and easily visible as soon as you enter. It instantly catches your attention and takes up the bulk of space!
Mix And Match
Mixing and matching are a little different to the focal point style. For years, homeowners have been mixing and matching their interior designs for the best possible look. After a while, it started to fade away and become a distant memory. Like all good fashions, though, it came back with a bang! Around about 2014 to 2015, everyone was mixing a range of styles. The most conventional is to mix the number of fittings in one room. For example, you will often find a living room with a sofa and two lamps, one either side of the sofa. It is simple but very effective.
For ages, everyone was obsessed with buying fake material. Obvious it cost a lot less, but apparently it also looked as good as the real deal. I couldn’t agree with that way of thinking because I always back myself to be able to tell the real from the fake. Real material like oak wardrobes or mahogany coffee tables have a certain style and smell that is distinctive. Thankfully, everyone is starting to come back around to buying legitimate materials. In the long-term they will last longer and save you a fortune. (Downside to real wood furniture.. much heavier to move!)
Colour schemes change all the time and they go in and out of fashion like a yo-yo. At the minute, I am particularly fond of the current colour scheme that is in fashion this autumn. Autumn has only been here for a couple of weeks, but it still caught my attention. Grey, wintery colours are incredibly popular as they resemble the style outside!
Add a roaring fire to the mix and you are onto a winner!
Let me know what you think of my picks; do you agree or would you choose something different? Drop me a comment below!
Stay safe, x