If your property is in need of a New Year uplift, why not add some of these key trends into some of your rooms? Will it be a Brazilian bedroom or a nautical bathroom?
Florals are perhaps some of the easiest trends to incorporate into your home. And don’t think they’re restricted to spring – with varying colour themes and styles, winter florals can definitely be a thing! Brighten up your bedroom with a new bedspread or scatter a few cushions on a neutral sofa. More traditional homeowners will be pleased to know that this season’s floral trends are far more classical and artsy in comparison to previous years. Think beautiful artworks and countryside scenes.
If you’re looking for a new lick of paint or are hoping to spruce up a tired looking room, the colour you should look to is blush pink, or rose quartz as Pantone calls it – the colour specialist named it as one of its main colours for 2016. If you’re not a pinky person, don’t fear: this subtle hue sits perfectly alongside greys and browns. Introduce blush in small sections, such as a side-table lamp or downstairs loo towels.
Are you dreaming of being far away this dreary January? Bring the sea to your home with a nautical theme. This year, the trend is going rustic, with pale blues, whites and driftwood. A calming blue palette is easy to work with and fits in most rooms, while seaside textures can be incorporated with white, tin bowls or a recycled-wood mirror. If you’re worried that this is just a spring/summer style, an anchor-motif bathmat will never look out of place in a bathroom!
This summer, Rio de Janeiro will host the 2016 Olympic Games. And while not all of us will be able to travel to Brazil to enjoy the event, we can certainly still celebrate and enjoy the South American country’s rich culture. Bring bamboo textures and vibrant, exotic florals into your living spaces to create warmth and joy. Sit back in a wicker chair while you enjoy the games and serve up a caipirinha cocktail!