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By Fiona Reid
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Is your home on trend?

WARM colours and bright patterns will be the key interior design trends in British homes this year.

Bronzes, burnt orange and golds and Ikat styles will dominate, along with retro fashion from the 60s and 70s.

Retro will be big in 2016
Retro will be big in 2016

That’s according to a poll of interior designers by Direct Home Insurance.
Plain, neutral colours remain on trend for walls, as do grey and blue shades; handcrafted, bespoke furniture will be big, as will classic British oaks and marbles.
In soft furnishings, it will be all about visually stimulating patterns, dark colours and textures, like velvet.

Ikat is the on trend pattern
Ikat is the on trend pattern

When it comes to lighting, dark greys, exposed lighting and retro LEDs will be everywhere; and on floors, it will be all about hardwood, carpets, or geometric rugs.
Meanwhile, the experts say that the industrial metallic style will be last season, and few expect florals, Scandinavian furniture or pastel pinks and greens to be big hits this year.
However, the worst design offences are said to be the netural beige look and art deco style.

Neutral no-go
Neutral no-go

And fashion conscious homeowners looking to redesign their home should be wary of picking last season’s trends. Popular design trends from 2014/15 included matching metals, chrome fittings and dark colours – but they were all reported by 43 per cent of interior designers as going out of style this year.
Katie Lomas, head of Direct Line Home Insurance, commented: “Having your home redesigned can be a disruptive, expensive process and may not be something you choose to do every year. To remain ‘on trend’ without breaking the bank, small additions like rugs, cushions and artwork are an effective way to be fashion-forward. These items can be rotated seasonally to keep your home looking fantastic.”
Meanwhile, a separate survey has found that avocado bathrooms, woodchip wallpaper and bathroom carpets are the biggest turn-offs when it comes to home décor styles of decades past.
Scots also detest artex celings, net curtains, animal print, mirrored walls, fake flowers, pine panels, floral wallpaper, lava lamps, lino and pastel coloured kitchens.
The research by LEDHut.co.uk also found that the average person spends £298 each year on doing up their homes, and almost two thirds admitting to re-decorating within the last two years.

Go for gold glamour
Go for gold glamour

 

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