Are you looking to refresh your home decor in 2015? Do you want to make good on that new year’s resolution and give your living room a new lease of life? Well, here are a few interior design trends for 2015 that you can look forward to and take inspiration from.
1. Printed & Embroidered Fabrics
Printed and embroidered fabrics are expected to be big in 2015, particularly those depicting flora or fauna. Intricately woven, silk tapestries are a great way to add a new dimension to a room, and they can become a real focal point for the space. As for prints, pastel colours feel exotic and cooling in the summer, whilst warmer tones create a more comforting feel during the colder months.
2. Textured Tiling
The days of plain, off-white tiles are well and truly over. Textured tiles are an appealing option for those who want to take their tiling out of the kitchen or bathroom and into the living room. They not only add a tactile dimension to a space, but are also ideal for sprucing up an old wall or creating a unique feature in a room.
3. Reuse & Recycle
Recycling, upcycling, repurposing. These are terms that have been making the rounds for quite a few years now, but will be particularly prominent in 2015. More of us are coming to understand that the earth’s resources are finite, and this is why finding new uses for old or second-hand items is now a priority for many. Creating pieces from the unwanted and reclaimed has become a niche industry, so expect to see upcycled and repurposed furniture and accessories popping up in homes up and down the country this year.
4. Material Combinations
It should be a given in any contemporary home, but the practice of accenting your rooms with a range of materials – woods, metals, plastics and so on – is still not always followed. Layering a space with different materials excites the senses and prevents you from getting tired of formulaic designs and structures. Take a look at the picture below to see how a materially varied room makes for a visually exhilarating experience.
5. Classics with a Contemporary Twist
Classic styles are going through a renaissance period as people look to recreate solid, time-tested designs in their homes. Modernist classics are always likely to be sought-after, but there has also been a rediscovery of Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts styles, as well as an interest in 19th and early 20th Century furnishings. You do not need to adhere too strictly to time periods, though. In fact, adding a little dash of something new and up-to-date keeps classic styles fresh.