Another design feature which I noticed was her usage of brass and gold, from the stunning gold splash back in the kitchen to the brass coffee tables, cutlery and lighting. Metallics look stunning on their own but when paired with a dark colour both compliment each other.
So what are the key trends and how can you incorporate them at home? Here’s my top 5 trends I picked up on at the show and how to use the trends at home…
1. BOLD & DARK INTERIORS
Whilst the average Joe may stick to plain old magnolia or white, dark interiors was everywhere whether it was dark walls on room sets, flooring or dark sofas. Embrace the darkness and just go for it! Tip: When using dark colours, use metallic furniture or objects to reflect light and make the object stand out. Use bright pops of colour like the bright orange used in Black Parrot Studios.
Whether it was gold, brass or rose gold, metallics have been going strong for quite a few years now and they ain’t budging! Tip: Try to stick to the same metal in any one room, they will work better together. Why not jazz up your dinner table with some brass cutlery?
This is by far my favourite trend, a dash of blush pink can really soften up a room especially with Spring upon us, well when it does eventually arrive! I saw both 2LG Studios and Sophie Robinson use a fair bit of pink in their designer homes.
Tip: A good combination to with pinks are black, grey, dark blue and gold – just look at the ombre effect tiles in the bathroom from the Innovation House and how well they all work together.
4. INDUSTRIAL MINIMALISTIC LIGHTING
BHS lighting pulled out all the stops as they provided all the lighting for the show grounds. Their stall had the most modern lighting stunning and atheistically pleasing to see something so simple yet so beautiful. Not to mention, the atmosphere and the mood they create beats any lampshade!
Tip: layer up the lighting rather than having one blinding massive lightbulb from the ceiling
Ahhh the feeling of the soft velvet, yet another massive trend set to remain quite a bit longer too. It looks super luxe and you can’t stop stroking it cos it feels so nice!
Tip: You can get almost anything in velvet these days, curtains, bed, sofa and more affordable. Adding some velvet cushions will definitely give you the luxe look for less.
What do you guys like from the above trends? I’d love to hear from you, leave me a comment down below!
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