This Season's Interior Design Trends

This Season's Interior Design Trends

If you have just moved into a new property, or are re-decorating an old one and are not sure where to start with your interior, taking a look at the current trends can generate some great home decorating ideas. In this article, Bespoke Shutters, London, looks at eight fantastic interior design trends that are set to stay. From installing plantation shutters to new fireplaces, or decorating your home with rustic furniture, this article is designed to inspire.

Plantation Shutters

Although these window coverings have been around for centuries, they have been soaring in popularity in recent years because they bring so many benefits. As well as helping to shut out noise, retain heat and keep homes private (while also letting the light in), the sleek design of plantation shutters is so stylish they work with any décor. At Bespoke Shutters, we install high quality made-to-measure plantation and solid wood shutters in any colour and for any size and shape of window


Just like solid wood or plantation shutters, fireplaces are timeless. There was a period in the 1960s when period fireplaces were ripped out and boarded up, but now decorative fireplaces are back with a vengeance. People are again making this the focal point of their living room and arranging their chairs and sofas in the direction of the fireplace (whether it is working use or not).

Dining Rooms

After the huge popularity of TV dinners in the 1980s, formal dining rooms are now making a comeback, as rising numbers of homeowners are enjoying sit-down family meals. Instead of dining rooms being converted into play areas, home offices, or music rooms, thanks to high-profile chefs such as Jamie Oliver, the trend is now for home cooked dinners. This means an increasing number of families are now choosing to sit round the table for their evening meal.

Statement Mirrors

A big trend for bathrooms this year is the statement mirror. Curved, geometric, natural frames or highly decorative mirrors are bang on trend in 2016. Mirrors not only help with grooming, but they also reflect the light – so even the smallest or dingiest of bathrooms will look brighter and more spacious.

Florals and Foliage

Wallpaper and soft furnishings inspired by flowers, leaves and foliage are another interior design trend that is making waves this season. Decorative rugs, cushions, sofas and painted lamps inspired by the great outdoors are a fantastic interior design feature that will add colour and individuality to your home.

Natural Materials

Furniture made from natural materials, such as solid wood or rattan, is very much in this season. These natural materials are often entwined with very modern designs and incorporate materials such as glass or metal or feature bold, geometrical shapes, which makes the furniture strikingly up to date.

Handmade Accessories

Handmade accessories are extremely popular this season, as homeowners search for unique light features, vases, ornaments and glassware to create an interior simply bursting with personality. Handmade metal work, wooden carvings, and pottery are all being sought after to add the perfect finishing touch to the contemporary home.

Pastel Colours

Pastel coloured walls, shutters and soft furnishings are bang on trend and help create a calming, pretty interior. Walls, carpets, throws or cushions in soft pinks or blues are a real hit this season and can turn any room into an instant relaxation zone.

About Bespoke Shutters

Bespoke Shutters design and install beautiful made-to-measure solid, café style or tier on tier plantation shutters or solid wood shutters for contemporary and period homes. Just click on the link above and contact us today to arrange a competitive quotation.

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