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2016 Interior Design Trends

February 18, 2016

A new year means new trends - or in short, an excuse to put on an old shirt and get out a paintbrush or head to Ikea. (Or give our in-house handyman team a call if you fancy putting your feet up and letting someone else do it!)

We see a lot of properties on a daily basis, so we tend to have a pretty good idea about the hottest new trends. Here’s what we expect to be big in the year ahead…

Mismatching & clashing

Perfectly polished kitchens move over - this year it’s all about mismatching and clashing. We’ve found that people are moving away from using just one or two key materials in their kitchens, and instead are using a variety of styles to create a unique look.

We love the polished wood table with the rustic chairs in this kitchen, and the mixture of metal and wood gives a contemporary, farmhouse charm. Click here to view the property.

Black metals

Copper dominated homes in 2015, but this year we expect black metallic to make a come-back. No longer limited to just garden furniture or bed frames, this simple material will be used in furniture, in bathrooms and in kitchens too.

The black metal lampshades in this property add to the simple style and industrial look. Click here to view the property.

Retro 70s furniture

It seems we can’t resist the allure of the 70s and the retro revival is still going to be a key trend in 2016. Think velvet cushions, low-level furniture and anything that’s curved or sphere shaped. We’ve seen quite a few egg chairs being used as feature pieces.

Greys and whites work great with bold colours or feature pieces as shown in this retro room. Click here to view the property.


All hail the fireplace! That’s right, the humble fireplace is becoming the focal point of a room once more, and people are now arranging furniture on and around it rather than the TV. Click here to view the property.

Tech-free tranquillity

The busyness of modern life can be overwhelming, so it’s important our homes are sanctuaries we can retreat to. This year interior design experts are predicting we'll see a lot less gadets around, which will instead be hidden by clever furniture. Click here to view the property.

If you’re interested in any of the properties featured, or if you're looking to buy, to sell or to let, please give us a call on 0207 099 4000.

The photographs featured are taken by CP Creative.

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