Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Interior Design Trends to Try this Summer

We live in a technological age, a time where innovation and creativity combine to create an array of exciting interior design trends. With access to an unlimited number of home interior websites, blogs and social media posts, we are now bombarded with so many inspirational interior designs that it is hard to know where to begin.  In this article interior design specialists Baytree Interiors give us their advice on some of the design trends set to be big this summer.


So Many Colours!

Painting is one of the easiest and most popular tasks for DIYers, but it’s not for the faint hearted. With paint mixing machines in most home interior superstores, you can now get literally any colour paint you could ever imagine, but choose wisely.


Chances are that when you paint a room it will stay that colour for a long time, so it’s important to think about your colour scheme fully before jumping in. Our advice is to choose simple colours such as pastels or muted creams for the main colour of the room, adding a splash of colour to accentuate key areas and create focal points with in the room; these accent colours can be changed more frequently to fit your mood, new furniture or new trends.

Classic Furniture Still Rules the Roost

Classic interior trends tend to have longevity as they encompass the basic form and function needed in a home. Classic country furniture is still one of the most popular styles when it comes to interior design and can create the perfect base for your intended theme.


Mixing colours is going to be a big trend for the coming years as people repurpose old furniture to create focal points throughout the home. With a huge range of specialised furniture paint now available, people can now effortlessly mix and match colours to their specific taste.

Another big trend becoming popular over the past few years is mixing furniture styles. Classic and modern furniture designs can integrate seamlessly into the same room; think industrial fixtures and fittings mixed with mid-century furniture or antique cabinets side by side with sleek chairs, the possibilities are endless.


Let There Be Light!

A lot has changed over the past few years regarding lighting in the home. Gone are the days of dim energy efficient light bulbs and harsh strip lights. With today’s super-efficient LED lights, you can change the ambience in a room with minimal effort.

Pendant lights and chandeliers are also a great choice to create that vintage look, and when coupled with filament bulbs provide a warm glow with a vintage look. Pendant lights are available in a range of different styles from industrial to modern sleek styles which are perfect for any theme.


Mood lighting will also be a popular choice this year as people move away from static lights and move to more complex and colourful designs.

Smart Everything

Due to technological advances, Smart TVs and streaming devices have now become the norm. The rest of the house isn’t far behind and there is now a wide range of companies developing smart systems for just about everything.

There is already a range of innovative smart systems specially designed for the home including smart central heating systems, digital lighting controls and fingerprint door locks, and as we see this technology become more affordable we will see these systems become a part of daily life.

What do you think, do these interior design trends inspire you to try something new?


Check out the full Baytree Interiors article here.
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