Bust out those boards
If you’re anything like me, your attraction to all things interiors and the current decorating trends 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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%).
Less is more
And, we’re all apparently channeling our inner Marie Kondo with paired back kitchen design, simple styling and concrete bathrooms (+56%).
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.