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Interior Trends to Watch Out for This Spring/Summer

Now that we have officially stepped into springtime here in the UK, you can get excited about the interior trends to keep an eye out for SS19. This gives you all a wonderful chance to leave behind old styles and the perfect opportunity to redecorate or restyle your home with what’s current.

From the design trends that will be hot this spring/summer to patterns and colours, we’ve got you covered. Below are some of the biggest trends to stay in-tune with. The autumn/winter fashion needs to be replaced, and here’s what with…

Design: Open Shelving

Don’t be tempted to store everything in your cupboards this season. You might be into the clean finish that storage brings, but the trend now is to have your wares clearly on show.

A prime example of how you can make this work in your home is to have some Kilner jars on display in your kitchen space. You can use a selection of sizes and heights to store items such a couscous, oats, pasta and dried fruits. 

Owning a clear wall space is the equivalent to having a feature wall and is certainly going to be a big trend choice in SS19. This won’t be solely restricted to the kitchen either; you can enhance a living room with metal shelving against exposed brick or in wooden cabinets to bring your main scheme to life.

Pattern: Tropical

Spring/summer 2019 trend tropical wallpaper in a lounge space

In terms of patterns, we’ve got a pattern trend that has been waiting in the wings to come to the fore for a while now. Tropical patterns have risen to the top of the trend list and fit in brilliantly with the spring/summer feel.

If you’re looking to add a current pattern to your room, keep in mind that both tropical and jungle patterns – as well as prints – are a big inspiration this season. Consider adding tropical touches through homeware accessories if you don’t want to commit to completely overhauling your interior.

Colour: Living Coral

The Pantone Color Institute revealed that the colour of 2019 is “Living Coral.” This gives you the opportunity to include some cosy, warming and nurturing shades to your interiors that can also help to energise and invigorate your home.

Embrace the colour’s ability to create a calming environment in your home. You’ve got a lovely soft pastel palette to work with that can be teamed with a range of other chalky-based hues here. Alternatively, you can feature in a pop of colour through the use of bright reds and oranges for a little extra spectacle.

To stay in the realms of an earthiness feel, you can use a muted colour scheme that can be complemented by the addition of soft lighting and furnishings.

Design: 70s Scandi

This isn’t necessarily a cue to dash to your local Ikea, but rather an approach at including simple lines to pair with the colour palette we’ve touched on.

Use geometric prints and natural materials as a base to develop the 70s Scandi style, with statement lighting such as vintage industrial lighting to follow the authentic ‘less is more’ viewpoint. Steer away from over cluttering, and work alongside the coral accent colour to bring everything together.

Pattern: Global Essence

Mix and match patterned cushions for spring/summer 2019 interior trends

Another pattern that is hot this season has remained with us from last season. The global essence themes highlight the love of a globally-inspired, diverse celebration of patterns.With this pattern, you can welcome a blend of decorative paisleys and Ikats along with some beautifully detailed Indian block prints. Look out for handcrafted, rugged styles to fit alongside this nomadic-centric trend.

Using some hand-dyed textiles will give your interior those rich earthy tones which will work perfectly with the simple designs from the 70s Scandi style too. Details are everything here, so macramé detailing along with tassels and pom poms will give this pattern all of the styles you’re looking for.

Colour: Spiced Honey

When you think of the colour Spiced Honey, have Salted Caramel in mind. The appeal of those warming shades is sure to be a hit this season.

This is Dulux’s Colour of the Year for 2019 and will appeal to anyone who is looking to incorporate ‘warm and cosy’ into their interior styling this spring/summertime.

The neutral trend continues, with Dulux proclaiming that this colour has been chosen to “reflect a new mood of positivity and optimism – a desire to ‘let the light in’.”

Design: Scalloped shapes

Shell-inspired shapes are set to take centre stage in SS19 and when you can add in some gentle curving scalloped-shaped furniture, who wouldn’t want some of this style for their interior?

These scalloped shapes are really easy on the eye, and when you consider that you can feature them in with items such as chairs for the lounge, headboards for the bedroom, and with tiles and basins for the kitchen this design is one that you will see in abundance.

In homage to a much-loved era – art deco – these shapes and designs were previously found readily on interior accessories and mirrors. Back to today, and thanks to the bold colours that shell-inspired colours bring to the table, you can flawlessly match these designs with a range of prints and patterns to form your own take on a decorative look.

The rich, warm feel continues with this design and confirms that your living space can adopt an inviting feel. These shapes will team perfectly with abundantly-patterned soft furnishings. Note that you can’t overdo it in the print stakes when embracing this look.

Pattern: Mix & Match

Finally, we have a pattern trend that provides something for those of you looking for an alternative to the minimalist look. Patterns are a focal point this season, and the great thing about this is that there’s no restriction on the pattern. Instead, it’s all about combining styles and using a mix and match approach.

Keep in mind the neutral, soft, chalky tones for the season’s softness and warmth, as well as ensuring that nothing becomes too standout-ish, as you want the visual balance to remain central.

Using plain furniture in your living spaces helps to provide you with a blank canvas effect, leaving you to add depth with the mix and match patterns.

Which of these interior trends will you be incorporating into your home this year?

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