Bust out those boards

If you’re anything like me, your attraction to all things interiors has started to become a little unhealthy – because I want more than I possibly have money or space for.

And, when I was renovating a small London flat, Pinterest gave me life. But, surprisingly it turns out that my personal love of Scandinavian design isn’t what everyone’s been pinning this year, at all.

70s inspired interiors

As fashion continues its love affair with the 70s, homes are paying homage to that decade too. Us Brits are apparently in favour of more bold colours and textures in the household with peacock chairs (+156%), shag rugs (+87%) and vinyl players (+56%) proving to be seriously popular.

70s inspired

Shop now: Crosley Cruiser Pebbled Pink Vinyl Record Player for £89 from Urban Outfitters

Shop now: Cleo Checked 5×7 Shag Rug for £200 from Urban Outfitters

Bringing the outdoors indoors

In the late sixties, it was all about bringing the outside inside and it seems like the trend has come back around. From splashing the colour green on the tiles (+28%) to featuring shower plants in the bathroom (+67%), our inner horticulturalists are taking over.

Shop now: Photo-Print Shower Curtain for £17.99 from H&M

It’s all about shapes and sizes

Thought you had to co-ordinate homeware according to sensible shape and size combinations? Wrong. From hexagon (+93%) and herringbone tiles (+62%) to circular shaped mirrors (+32%), functional meets decorative throughout the home now.

Shop now: Cole & Son Hicks Hexagon Wallpaper for £76 from John Lewis

Shop now: Fiona Zinc Round Mirror for £120 from Decorum

Eco Kitchens

Sustainable home decorating is on the rise. Brits are growing confidence with DIY furniture (+19%) and making the most of inexpensive ethical materials and discovering Plywood kitchens (+182%). #IkeaHacks here we come.

Shop now: Bethan Gray for John Lewis Newman Range for £199-£1200 from John Lewis

The curated home

Brits are more organised than ever – but we’re also less precious than we’ve ever been – as we’re happily adopting ‘no closets’ for small spaces with simple clothing rails (+80%) to help organise our clothes and open shelving in the kitchen. #NoMoreHidingMess

Shop now: Rail Clothes Rack in Gold for £80 from Urban Outfitters

Diverse colour palette

Watercolours are back en vogue this year with printed watercolour paper (+248%), kitchen splashbacks and navy bedrooms (+182%) on the rise in popularity. Copper is also showing no signs of slowing down and continues to shine (+67%).

Shop now: Still Lake Coral Wallpaper Mural for £275 from Louise Body

Shop now: Pinecones Midnight Blue Cotton Bedding Set for £12-£85 from Secret Linen Store

Less is more

And, we’re all apparently channeling our inner Marie Kondo with paired back kitchen design, simple styling and concrete bathrooms (+56%).

Shop now: Walnut Storage Bed – Double for £395 from Muji

Creative wall decorations for kids bedrooms

Wall stickers (+17%) are becoming a decoration hero for kids’ bedrooms – and it makes sense. They’re easy to remove, less messy and affordable.

So, now I’m trying to figure out how I can incorporate all of this interior goodness into my small one-bedroom flat in London… Or maybe, I should buy a lottery ticket first eh?

And if anyone wants to help me fit my entire wardrobe on a beautiful golden clothing rail, that’d be welcome too, thanks.

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