Spring into the latest interiors
HEADING into spring, here are some of the latest interior trends. While some are a continuation of past looks, others are as fresh as tomorrow.
Matte black accessories and finishes, including ovens, cooktops, lighting and other appliances are totally now. Eclectic, mismatched kitchens with warm finishes are fabulous, as are industrial-style kitchens, but copper highlights are definitely a thing of the past.
Formal dining spaces vs seamless entertaining spaces
Depending on lifestyle, climate and status, separate dining rooms can create space where family and friends can gather in real time. Yet the demand for outdoor kitchens and seamless open living spaces is equally strong.
The living room
Blooming floral soft furnishings and sofas scream 2016-17. Seen at this year’s Décor and Design show were floral prints and lush silk velvets in contemporary bold colours such as deep purple and emerald green.
Mirrors are even more on-trend than ever, with bevelled edges adding an element of luxe. Cork is the surprising new hero, with entire walls cladded in the material for both style and function.
Gone are the cold, spa-like spaces and in with opulent and industrial-style bathrooms. Coloured metallic tiling can add a hint of glamour, as does brushed steel or brass tapwear.
Modern bohemian, colourful bedrooms with lots of luxe, ethnic textiles are red hot now, with most interior designers recommending upholstered bedheads.
Bedroom featuring Dulux 2017 Entwine colours.