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Mon 15 Aug 2016

Top interior design trends for summer

Statement mirrors

A plain, rectangular mirror gets the job done sure enough, but it just won’t cut it this season. Take note from designer brands and go for statement pieces- be it big and bold, circular designs or ornate Victoriana-inspired looking glasses. You will be surprised how much a mirror can change the look and feel of a room.

 

Bold florals

Not just for your grandma’s sofa, florals are fashionable again. Taking inspiration from interiors of the past, designers are turning to big, bold blooms and prints to furnish and decorate. Go all out with statement pieces of furniture, or if you’re intimidated by bold colour, stick to small accents such as cushions, curtains and throws.

 

Marble accents

The accent du jour. Before you- and your wallet- have a heart attack, this isn’t about breaking the bank with expensive marble floors and columns. It’s all about small touches of luxury. Think marble printed clocks, candleholders and stationery items which add a cool hint of sophistication to any interior.

 

Metallics

Clutter can look cool with this season’s shiny new trend. Working best in small doses, ornaments, storage items, plant pots and lighting all get an update in copper, silver and rose gold shades.

 

Throwback

Retro-inspired 70’s décor has been given a twist in the form of modern pieces in psychedelic shades. Focus on small touches here and there to avoid going full Brady Bunch. Flares optional.

 

Tropical touches

 

Inspired by the Rio Olympics, tropical prints have slowly crept into the mainstream. While the British weather may be a major disappointment, turn up the heat indoors with sunny shades and Brazilian prints- think palms, exotic blooms and birds of paradise.